The MinMinBear Foundation is a 501(c)3, private foundation that started in the summer of 2020. In our inaugural year, we currently operate solely on monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and corporations.

The mission of the foundation is to raise awareness about kidney disease and its effect on organ donation.

Each year, the Board of Directors determines a new mission to set out on, with goals in mind to accomplish using our foundation mascots, The MinminBears.  These plush teddy bears may be used to help find individuals living organ donors, comfort sick children, or provide hope and healing for families affected by organ donation, educate school children, or even provide direct patient aide to those in need.

The Foundation partners with other non-profit organizations around the country, research and development firms, transplant centers, hospitals, children's camps, and more to maximize the positive impact we can all have.

In 2020, we launched our first campaign as a foundation, called the #minminbearchallenge.  This challenge is intended to help an individual find a living kidney donor through an internet challenge sharing her story.  If you'd like to learn more about how you can help, visit the Meet Mindy page on our website.


We are currently taking submissions for our 2021 MinMinsMission focus.  If you'd like to submit your idea, please visit the contact us page, and follow the prompts on the form.



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 Rachelle McCray, CEO. Photo: Diana Elizabeth Photography

Rachelle McCray

  • Bio

Rachelle is the

Founder + CEO

of the MinMinBear Foundation. 

Rachelle also serves on the

Board of Directors.

MinMinBears COO

Charles Driscoll

  • Charles Driscoll Bio

Charles is the

Co-Founder + Program Director

of the MinMinBear Foundation.

Charles also serves on the

Board of Directors.

MinMin Bears About Us

Douglas Johannson

  • BearBig

Douglas is the

Director of Operations for the MinMinBear Foundation.

Douglas also serves on the

Board of Directors.

* Get Involved *

We love Volunteers!

Opportunities to volunteer are open across the country including 

board positions for 2021. 

For more information, please fill out the form below.


Amanda McCray

Amanda is our resident Tutu Connoisseur.  She designed the look of the tutus and each is handmade for our MinMinBears.  She also helps pack each bear in their box with care.  We couldn't do this without her!

Don McCray

Don is in charge of the Phoenix operations and oversees daily shipments for packing and sending boxes at our Arizona office.

Lillian Van De Walker

Lil is our second in command tutu maker.  She believes in great quality and attention to detail in each tutu she handmakes for the bears.

Paradise Valley Magazine 

In 2002, Rachelle McCray’s mother was so sick that she passed out....

So Scottsdale Magazine

Rachelle McCray is one busy girl. The petite dynamo runs her...


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