Bear Drive Collects Toys for Children at Hunter’s

Arthur Wood iii, Associate Editor at outClique, donating to the Bear Drive. Photo courtesy of Denise royal

Looking to spread some holiday cheer this season? Consider donating teddy bears to the 10th annual toy drive organized by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) and the Bears of South Florida (BOSF). This year’s event happens on Friday, Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hunter’s Nightclub in Wilton Manors.

Each year, GMCSF joins forces with the Bears of South Florida to collect thousands of stuffed bears to be delivered to the children in the Broward Health System. 

"What makes the annual bear drive so powerful is that it is a true collaboration by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, the Bears of South Florida, Hunter's Nightclub and Broward Health,” said GMCSF Executive Director Mark Kent. “It is a great example of how we can all work together to do something really meaningful. And the public brings their energy and their generosity to the mix, putting this effort over the top!" 

Anyone who contributes either a stuffed teddy bear or a $5 donation will receive a complimentary Blue Ice Vodka cocktail or a beer!

"The Bears of South Florida really enjoy and take pride in our involvement with the bear drive each year," said Kevin Daft, President of BOSF. "When we combine the bears collected at our annual holiday dinner the with all the bears the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida collects, the numbers are truly impressive.  It’s always heartwarming to deliver hundreds of bears to the hospital and see the appreciation on the staff’s faces. They know firsthand the joy these bears bring to sick and injured children throughout the year."

GMCSF has two upcoming holiday events—Holidays at Sunshine Cathedral on Dec. 14 and Holidays at Hard Rock Live with Jordin Sparks on Dec. 15.

Visit www.gmcsf.org to buy tickets and get additional information.  

 

 

 

 


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