Teddy Bears Without Borders was originally conceived as a community craft project geared towards providing children in Australian immigration detention handmade teddy bears to assist with self-soothing and let them know that they were in the thoughts of the Australian people. That project was completed successfully in 2016 – you can read all about it here!
The project generated so much interest even after its completion that it seemed a waste to let all that positive energy and motivation from our supporters slip away. While there may not be an ongoing need for handmade teddy bears for refugee and asylum seeker children, there are plenty of other opportunities for willing parties to get involved with sharing skills, making connections and supporting refugees.
From this point forward, Teddy Bears Without Borders will aim to provide a hub of information that is:
*focused on highlighting individuals and groups that are looking for contributions of time, craft or dollars in support of refugees and asylum seekers around Australia
*inclusive of as many events and groups as possible, to cover the many interests of the people who visit our site.
If you are involved with, or know of, a group or individual in your area who fits the bill and would like to be featured on our blog, please comment below or contact us through our Facebook page.