THE MINMINBEAR FOUNDATION
The MinMinBear Foundation is a 501(c)3, private foundation founded by an Alport Syndrome patient and named to honor her mother, a kidney transplant recipient.
Our Foundation educates about kidney disease, advocates for organ donation, and comforts the families that are impacted by it.
The MinMinBears are plush teddy bears that are used to comfort kidney patients and their families, tell their stories and provide hope and healing. They are busy bears, with their sights set on helping the entire kidney community in many ways.
The Foundation partners with other non-profit organizations around the country, research and development firms, transplant centers, hospitals, children's camps, businesses, and more, to maximize the positive impact that we can all have.
MEET THE TEAM
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
bear packing events. For more information, please fill out the form below.
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 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.