News Releases

May 3, 2013

Teddy Bear Hugs U distributed over (2,000) Teddy Bears to the Patients in the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Thank you to all our Volunteers and Supporters.

May 4, 2013

2nd Annual Golf, Raffle, and Silent Auction to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Manitou Ridge Golf Course. Details announced soon.

November 5, 2012

NEWS RELEASE…November 5, 2012…”Dear Applicant, We are please to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status, we have determined that you are exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.” This ruling is effective May 2, 2012, and applies to Employer Identifification Number: 45-5103317.

The letter was was from the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service.

This is great news for Teddy Bear Hugs U. Many companies that wanted to donate and/or sponsor our golf, raffle, and silent auction event had to hold off until we secured Tax Exempt status. We will be sending out updating information concerning donations and gifts to Teddy Bear Hugs U. Thank you.

October 8th, 2012

Teddy Bear Hugs U is pleased to announce: Teddy Bear Day, 2012 will be held Wednesday, November 7th, starting at 10:00 AM. Teams of Volunteers will distribute our Teddy Bears to the patients in the Amplatz Children’s Hospital, plus the University of Minnesota Medical Center. We will be handing out (700) Teddy Bears this year. We would like to thank all the Volunteers, Donors, and participants in the Teddy Bear Golf, Raffle, and Silent Auction. With your help and support, Teddy Bear 2012 will be a huge success.