Happy Bears

Your chance to find a new home for one of our Happy Bears

What’s it all about?

Teddy Bears / Ursinhos Fofinhos have unique qualities in providing therapeutic benefits to children and adults alike.

Here at Rotary Club Estoi Palace we have skilled members who make our Happy Bears which we then donate to the following Algarve charities:

Refugio Aboim Ascensão, a private internationally recognized organization working to better the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children under the age of 6.

Since 1985, Refugio’s specialized model of care ‘Emergencia Infantil’ dedicated to infants and young children at risk has earned numerous national and international awards including the prestigious Diana Princess of Wales Award in 1998. It is also an honorary member of the council of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), in 1992 and remains a role model for infant care around the globe.

APEXA – Associação de Apoio à Pessoa Excepcional do Algarve is based in Albufeira. Since being founded 18 years ago the Association has grown to make inclusion of all those suffering from a disability a top priority.   Currently they support families with children who need physical and educational therapies for their disabilities and are also teaching parents how to cope with the responsibilities these measures bring.

How can you help? …Sponsor a Happy Bear today

We are asking you to help us to help these associations by sponsoring a Happy Bear. Select one of the bears below and sponsor it by donating as much as you can.

All our Happy Bears are handmade by some of our talented team and for every Happy Bear you sponsor we will send to one of the associations mentioned above. When you donate you may choose which association you would like to support.