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Teddy Bears with Love 2020: Special Announcement

In December of 1999, the Office of Alumni Relations at Fairfield University kicked-off what would come to be known as the annual "Teddy Bears with Love" Drive. Alumni across the country were asked to donate new, unused teddy bears to be donated to local children's charities at the holidays. Five hundred bears were collected and donated to charities in Connecticut. 

Since that time, the Student Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, continues to proudly spearhead this effort. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of alumni, families, students, employees and friends of Fairfield University, OVER 25,000 bears and stuffed animals have been donated to dozens of children's hospitals not only in Connecticut, but across the country. 

Teddy Bears with Love is a beloved tradition among our entire Fairfield University Community. Each year we are inspired by the participation from our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends on campus and around the globe.

However, as has been the case with many of our traditions in 2020, out of an abudance of caution, and due to ongoing restrictions both on campus and at many of our donation points, we have made the decision to postpone this year's Teddy Bears with Love Drive. It is our hope that we will be able to hold our drive at a time yet-to-be determined in Spring 2021. 

As soon as more information on a rescheduled drive is available, we will share it with everyone.  In the meantime, we hope you will continue to "pay it forward" by joining the Student Alumni Association in their new Month of Kindness initiative through the month of November. You can find out more by visiting fairfield.edu/monthofkindness

Thank you again for your continued support of the Teddy Bears with Love Drive. Stay healthy, and safe, and we hope to see you soon! Go Stags! 


 If you have any questions regarding Teddy Bears with Love, please contact:

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Krystal Shaw '22

Student Alumni Association Directors of Community Service

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Colleen McGinn

SAA Adviser and Director of Alumni Engagement
(203) 254-4280

Happy Holidays!

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