Foster City, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Bears For Humanity™, the online destination for socially conscious teddy bear lovers that gives 30 percent of its sales to humanitarian causes, today named the Semper Fi Fund as one of its four key beneficiary charities. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Bears For Humanity sells handcrafted teddy bears online that can be personalized for that special someone or occasion. Under its commitment to demonstrate good corporate citizenship and give back, Bears For Humanity contributes 30 percent of its gross sales to humanitarian causes. While Bears for Humanity partners with charities to drive special fundraising campaigns, the Semper Fi Fund has been named one of its four core beneficiary causes. The Semper Fi Fund provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery, as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs.
“Our Military and their families carry the ultimate burden for Americans, and the Semper Fi Fund works tirelessly to give them critical financial assistance when it is needed most,” says Vijay Prathap, Co-Founder and Chief Humanitarian at Bears For Humanity. “We are honored to help the Semper Fi Fund drive additional, ongoing fundraising dollars to help our nation’s Heroes.”
“We are so grateful to Bears For Humanity for their efforts on behalf of our injured and critically ill service members,” said Karen Guenther, CEO and Founder of Semper Fi Fund. “The funds these teddy bears raise will go a long way toward giving military families a very happy holiday—plus they make fantastic gifts!”
To purchase a teddy bear from Bears For Humanity to directly benefit the Semper Fi Fund, go to http://www.bearsforhumanity.org/holidays.html.
About Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its program America's Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, directing urgently needed resources to post 9/11 service members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserves. Semper Fi Fund has been working with wounded service members since 2004, offering assistance to lessen the burden for those who need it most. The Semper Fi Fund's streamlined structure keeps overhead very low, 6%; they are also one of three veteran charities to receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy, and a "Four Star" rating from Charity Navigator.
The Semper Fi Fund has given more than 64,000 grants totaling $83 million+ to over 10,500 service members and their families.
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. For more information, go to http://www.BearsForHumanity.org.