Mother Bear Project

The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.

The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.


All bears are made from the same knit or crochet pattern. They are made from a World War II-era pattern that was chosen because the bears are lightweight and easy to send. 

Each pattern will include a tag for you to sign your first name and attach to your bear's wrist before sending it back. 

We will sew a red felt heart on your bear and ship it to one of our partners for distribution to the children. 

Please include $3 per bear to help cover the costs of shipping the bears.


Once your bears are complete, you can drop them off at one of the project's drop-off locations, or mail it to the following address:

Mother Bear Project
P.O. Box 62188
Minneapolis, MN 55426