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United Adventure Bear program

Delivering smiles around the globe.

Send a United Adventure Bear to a child in need today.

The mission of the United Adventure Bear program is to bring smiles to children in need across the globe. Proceeds from the program benefit organizations that help children through health struggles and economic hardship. This year’s program will benefit Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools after natural disasters.

Give a bear or donate today

There are three ways to participate between now and July 31:

  1. Give a bear, get a bear.

    With each $40 "Give a bear, get a bear" donation, you will receive your own 2014 Ben Flyin Adventure Bear and send a bear to a child in need.

  2. Give a bear.

    With a $20 donation, you can send an Adventure Bear to a child in need.

  3. Make a 100% tax-deductible contribution.

    Give any amount to support Happy Hearts Fund.

Donate today

About the program

The United Adventure Bear program was created to increase United's impact in the communities we serve and extend customer and co-worker engagement opportunities. United collaborated with GUND® to create the limited-edition Ben Flyin teddy bear to serve as this year’s program ambassador.

Fundraising: The fundraising period takes place in June and July. Proceeds benefit organizations that help children and their families during health struggles or economic hardship. The 2014 beneficiary partner is Happy Hearts Fund.

Bear deliveries: In September and October, program partners and United co-workers will deliver bears to children around the globe who are experiencing health struggles or economic hardship. Adventure Bears have traveled within the U.S. as well as to Australia, China, Colombia, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Micronesia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain and Vietnam.

About our partner

Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. After the emergency response is complete, HHF works to implement sustainable practices to ensure a lasting impact. HHF is active in seven countries and has built/rebuilt 85 schools and kindergartens. More than 46,000 children and 490,000 community members have benefited from their programs.