Office of Service-Learning
& Volunteer Programs

West Chester University

Office: B 19 Killinger Hall
Mailing Address: 238 Sykes Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3379


If I want to collect bears at work or with a group(scouts, church, etc.) what should I do?

Call the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs and provide us with contact information for your organization. You can collect at your locations, and near the end of the event you can drop your bears off at one of the drop-off locations. Flyers for you to use are available on the website.

When should I drop off teddy bears?

Teddy bears can be dropped off beginning November 1st . Please review the drop-off locations tab.

If I want to donate money, what should I do?

Checks can be made payable to "SSI 380". That is the Bear Fair account. You can mail them to our office at: 238 Sykes, West Chester, PA 19383.

What size teddy bear?

Teddy bears should be at lest 6 inches tall, and sizes 8 inches to 15 inches are very popular with the children.

Can I donate used teddy bears?

Only NEW TEDDY BEARS can be donated. We ask you to please leave the tags on. Please try to encourage donating teddy bears. 

Does it have to be a teddy bear?

Teddy bears are the preferred stuffed animal, however, we will take cute, cuddly, soft animals. Stuffed animals that are least 6 inches or larger are preferred. A cute stuffed animal is okay such as puppies, bunnies.  MUST BE SOFT. We do take some beanie babies.

Where can I direct questions?

Please call the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at 610-436-3379.
New Collector Tip Sheet developed by an alumni of the Bear Fair

We also accept monetary donations. Checks can be made payable to SSI 380 Bear Fair.

Flyer you can edit