Vermont Teddy Bear creates Make-A-Wish Valentine bear

Vermont Business Magazine For the third straight year, Vermont Teddy Bear Company has created a special Valentine gift to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Vermont: the One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear. Custom made and hand-stitched to perfection, the Bear is being auctioned online to the highest bidder over a ten-day period leading up to Valentine’s Day.

“The Masquerade Bear is the only one of its kind that we make,” says Bear Brand Manager Abigail Temeles. “It is such an honor to send a lifetime of love to one family while helping bring joy to other families who truly need it. We are so proud of this Bear and passionate about her purpose.”

The One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear comes in a stunning red Victorian ball gown with elegant silk shantung fabric, 24K gold-plated Czech beads and Swarovski crystals. “Our Head Bear Seamstress stitched every detail,” says Temeles, “so it’s more a work of art and dedication than just a Teddy Bear.”

Jamie Hathaway, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Vermont, is also smitten with the One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear. “This beautiful bear symbolizes the powerful partnership we have with Vermont Teddy Bear. We are so grateful for their compassion and support for our Wish Kids. Thank you to Bill Shouldice and his team for once again going above and beyond to serve our community.”

Through Make-A-Wish Vermont, proceeds from this special Bear will help fund the wishes of kids with critical illnesses, whether it’s becoming an honorary state trooper, getting that backyard pool they’ve always wanted, or spending the day with Mickey & Minnie at Disneyland.

“Our culture at Vermont Teddy Bear is defined by the love and joy we spread every day,” says CEO Bill Shouldice. “It’s about putting a smile on the face of someone who could use a lift, so we’re always eager to join forces with such worthy causes as Make-A-Wish Vermont.”

If you or someone you know is interested in bidding on One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear, information can be found at

About Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Since 1981, Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been producing premium, handmade teddy bears in their Vermont, USA facility. All Bears are guaranteed for life and are stuffed using 100% recycled materials. For more information about Vermont Teddy Bear, please visit or call (800)829-2327 (BEAR). Please follow Vermont Teddy Bear on social media. Share your Bear story with #LoveIsInTheBEAR and #ShareYourStory.

About Make-A-Wish® Vermont

Make-A-Wish Vermont grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since receiving funding in 1989, Make-A-Wish Vermont has granted over 750 wishes to children all across the state. Learn more at

Source: VTB 1.30.2018