Bears For Humanity™ and the Anti-Cruelty Society Partner for Fundraising Campaign

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Online teddy bear retailer offers discounts to organization supporters; contributes 30 percent of gross sales to Animal Welfare Organization.

We are encouraged by Bears For Humanity’s business model and commitment to giving back, and look forward to a mutually-beneficial, long-term relationship. - Nadine Walmsley, VP of Development at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Bears For Humanity™, the online destination for socially conscious gift givers, today announced that is has entered a strategic partnership with The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest and largest private animal welfare organization. Under the partnership, Bears For Humanity will sell its teddy bears to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s supporters at a discount and give 30 percent of sales directly to the organization. This special campaign will help drive fundraising efforts for The Anti-Cruelty Society through the holiday season and beyond.

“The Anti-Cruelty Society does amazing work to the benefit of animals and the people who love them, and we are proud to support the organization and its mission,” says Vijay Prathap, Co-Founder and Chief Humanitarian at Bears For Humanity. “Bears For Humanity offers non-profits unique fundraising opportunities, helping supplement efforts that are increasingly difficult during these tough economic times. It is our goal to help The Anti-Cruelty Society generate at least $20K through our partnership.”

In addition to product offers and discounts to The Anti-Cruelty Society supporters, Bears For Humanity will broker special events to benefit the organization throughout the Chicago area surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII and the Valentine’s holiday. Bears For Humanity is also exploring custom, private-labeled plush toy production opportunities for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s supporter base.

“We welcome the fundraising support and enthusiasm that Bears For Humanity has brought to our organization,” says Nadine Walmsley, VP of Development at The Anti-Cruelty Society. “We are encouraged by Bears For Humanity’s business model and commitment to giving back, and look forward to a mutually-beneficial, long-term relationship.”

To purchase a teddy bear from Bears For Humanity to directly benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society, go to

About The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay non-profit humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people through comprehensive programs and services that help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior hotline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.    

About Bears For Humanity

Bears For Humanity is committed to extending the footprint of personal gift giving to support charitable causes. The online teddy bear retailer offers traditional yet uniquely personalized teddy bears that are made of the highest quality materials, and gives 30 percent of all profits to humanitarian organizations that contribute to the betterment of society.

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