As the president of Rotary e-Club of Houston, I want to reach out to all of you for help and support with our International Project called "Bear Hugs for Venezuela." I have two passionate members from Venezuela, Isis Mejias & Cristal Montanez are leading this project. Please visit the link below for donation or contact them both if you would like to lend a hand.  
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Dr. Isis Mejias
International Services Committee
Cristal Montañez
Hashoo Foundation
“Bear Hugs for Venezuela”
Give a teddy bear today Make a tear go away
A humanitarian program benefiting the children of Venezuela
“Bear Hugs for Venezuela” for the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos is a humanitarian program benefiting the children of Venezuela with the objective to bring a smile to the face of a child with ‘the healing power of a teddy bear,’ and help improve their condition by providing the needed pediatric medical supplements: acetaminophen, probiotics, electrolytes, and delicious and nutritious snacks. For the last 17 years, Cristal Montañéz Baylor, in partnership with Good Bears of the World and other international organizations, has utilized teddy bears to help alleviate the trauma caused by humanitarian crises, natural disasters and emergency relief efforts in Pakistan, Jamaica, Seville, Houston and Venezuela; including refugees from Burma, Bhutan, and Congo.
The value of giving teddy bears to traumatized children stretched beyond simply providing them with something to hold; teddy bears meet the psychological needs of children experiencing sickness, loss, pain or shock.
The care packages and the medical supplements are a charity donation of the participating organizations in an effort to provide relief to the children of Venezuela. Bear Hugs for Venezuela and the Rotary e-Club of Houston is the network by which these donations will be entrusted to the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos. The hospital agreed to distribute the care packages, and administer and manage the medical supplements while treating the children hospitalized in the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos. Members of the Rotary Caracas will coordinate the logistics to distribute the care packages to the children.
PARTNERS: The program ‘Bear Hugs for Venezuela” for the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos is possible for the collaboration of the following organizations:  
Rotary e-Club of Houston
Rise Against Hunger
District 5890
Rotary Caracas
Good Bears of the World
Hashoo Foundation
Houston-Karachi Sister City Association
Individual donors
Rotary e-Club of Houston - President
Disaster Aid USA - Ambassador
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