About Us

Meet Trish, Grace, Kim and Ana (not pictured: Kris Carmichael, Patsy McCoy, Suzy McMullen, Minnie Morris and Claudia Muija).  Nine friends whose hearts have been joined by our love for God.  Our friendships span from eighteen years, to six years, to meeting at the cutting table in a fabric store in 2012, but together we spend most of our free time planning, organizing, and using every resource and skill we have to show compassion to abused and neglected children.

A friend loves at all times but a "sister" is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17

Our Purpose...

Safety Bears 4 Kids' purpose is to bring hope and comfort to children in crisis by giving them a Safety Bear with a label telling them of God’s love and our daily prayer for them. 

Our Mission...

Safety Bears 4 Kids is a faith-based compassion mission making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Hillsborough County, Florida by the gift of a handmade teddy bear.

Our Dream...

  • Every child who faces the crisis of being separated from his or her parent or caregiver, who is scared yet in a protected environment, will be given the gift of a Safety Bear.
  • Safety Bears will defuse the frightening situations of abandonment, abuse and neglect.
  • Safety Bears will be a welcomed companion, a tool to build or regain trust and help the child gain a sense of security.
  • Safety Bears will communicate to the child and family that God loves them and that there is a group of people who are praying for them.
  • Safety Bears 4 Kids will connect, attract, and inspire people to become involved on every level developing a movement that makes a difference in the lives of children.
  • Safety Bear 4 Kids Workshops will be held monthly, be hosted by different groups and be a place where attendees enjoy community and grasp God’s vision of hope and comfort for abused and neglected children.
  • Safety Bears 4 Kids be fully funded and develop a legacy of small things done in love demonstrating God’s love and faithfulness.
  • Safety Bears 4 Kids will encourage, honor and respect the men and women who protect and serve children in crisis.     

All because of Jesus

Our Prayer...

Heavenly Father, we ask that You bless Safety Bears as ambassadors of Your love and ask You to fill them with everything a child needs at the moment they are received. We ask You to use Safety Bears to help children experience a breakthrough from fear to comfort and from despair to hope. May Safety Bears bring children a sense of friendship and security. We call them Safety Bears, but we know that You are the One who brings safety and protection. We ask You toallow the children to sense Your presence with Safety Bears. Heavenly Father, we also pray for the therapists, investigators, medical personnel, law-enforcement officers and anyone who will distribute Safety Bears. They may not know our purpose for Safety Bears, but we ask that when they see the label “God loves me,” may they respond with favor. Give them the freedom to acknowledge You and Your love for the children. Inspire them with creative ways to pass Safety Bears along to the children. In Jesus’ Name. Amen