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Help USF Nursing brighten a child's hospital stay this holiday season with the B.E.A.R.S. program!

Send a Bear

This holiday season, let Tampa Bay area children know you care by sending a cuddly teddy bear, complete with its own custom 2013 USF Nursing student uniform!

Children will be delighted by your holiday gift delivered by our nursing students from you, their bear sponsor.

Make a gift of $50 today to send one child a bear, or send a basket of 12 to an entire hospital floor for only $500!

Child receiving a bear
Child receiving a bear
Child receiving a bear
Child receiving a bear

Want one for yourself or for a loved one? Send one to a hospital to unlock the ability to purchase your very own 2013 USF Nursing bear. To participate in the B.E.A.R.S. program, you can order a bear online.

With your philanthropic gift through B.E.A.R.S., not only will you create a smile, but 100% of proceeds will benefit University of South Florida College of Nursing research and student success initiatives.

Each bear, or basket of bears, you sponsor through B.E.A.R.S. is a charitable gift to the USF Foundation and contributes to USF: Unstoppable, a comprehensive fundraising effort by the University of South Florida to celebrate the energy, vision and future of one of the country’s most exciting and engaged universities.

For more information about USF Nursing fundraising priorities please contact Don Snyder at or 813.974.2570, or visit

The USF Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions to the USF Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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