OUR 2021 MISSION
Every year, the MinMinBear Foundation chooses a new mission to help those affected by chronic illnesses, like kidney disease, which leads to organ donation. Our Board of Directors helps to seek out people and causes that need our support, and our Mascots, the MinMinBears, go to work to help.
Our mission in 2021 is simple: to tell the stories of the many families who fight kidney disease, and to bring them comfort, regardless of where they are in their battle. Since 2020, our foundation has distributed over 3,000 bears nationwide, thanks to incredible partners, to help make this mission possible. And we are just getting started.
For our inaugural mission in 2020, we created the MinMinBear Challenge, to help a woman named Mindy find her perfect kidney match. Mindy is an Alport Syndrome patient, and the name inspiration for our MinMinBears, the heart of our foundation. Mindy is also the mother of our founder, Rachelle.
Our MinMinBear Challenge was a hit and widely covered in the news. We were featured on Yahoo! News, The Drs. TV Show, Thrive Global, Medium, Paradise Valley Magazine, and Arizona Health and Living Magazine, to name a few. With its growing popularity, we decided to expand the challenge to now include the many people who have stories to tell.
We invite you to join our mission this year in our fight against kidney disease. Support comes in many forms including monetary donations which are tax-deductible, In-Kind Donations that are not monetary, Volunteers to distribute bears to families, and other positions within our foundation as we grow. We also invite each and every person to join the #minminbearchallenge, which is all online, to educate and advocate for those affected by kidney diseases and organ donation.
To read more about how you can help, visit our MinMinBear Challenge page.
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