Programs and Events
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A THANK YOU from Mercy Mission Staff, Supporters and Friends to:
RE MAX REALTY, TORRANCE
RE MAX REALTY, REDONDO BEACH
RE MAX REALTY, PALOS VERDES, MALAGA COVE
for their generous contributions!
Join us August 24th for our
TEDDY BEAR DONATION DRIVE AND BREAKFAST MEETING
Join us for a fireside chat as we discuss plans for our 2nd Annual 2020 CLIMBING THE LADDER OF LOVE Reception, to honor LAFD and fallen firemen, with dancing teddy bears, and children who have escaped horrific diseases. There will also be $5 raffle ticket offers for any who will take a grown up teddy bear's hand to dance the night away!
The history of Mercy Mission Hospital and its great work in the community will be discussed by it's founder and CEO, and discussions to share new hospital departments and wings. Guests will hear how they can become a part of an organization dedicated to showcase children's play stations, healing gardens, a Teddy Bear Chapel of Prayer, gift shop, designated wings AND MORE!
MARIE CALLENDER'S RESTAURANT, August 24, 2019
21211 Hawthorne Boulevard, Community Room
Torrance, California 90501 9am - 11am
$20 Per Person
2019 Mercy Mission Wish List
New or Used Van to pickup Teddy Bears
Teddy Bear Designer
Baby Clothes, Baby Blankets
Baby Dressing Tables
Baby Diapers (cloth or paper)
Office Furniture and Bookcases (RECEIVED)
Children's Tree house
File Cabinet (RECEIVED)
Office Desks (RECEIVED)
Boxes of Reams of Paper
RSVP to to reserve your space!
Bring a new or used Teddy Bear to show you care!
Will your State Teddy Bear receive the
2017 Teddy Bear Crown of Love
The State of California took center stage last year as the 2016 Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency Teddy Bear Competition winning State Teddy Bear who won the crown as the leading state teddy bear! Now, YOU have a chance to enter your state Teddy Bear in the 2017 STATE TEDDY BEAR COMPETITION has that has begun this month, April, and we invite you and your state an opportunity TO PREPARE AND PRESENT a winning teddy bear entry to be placed on display and judged; along with hundreds of other teddy bears from across the nation (global entries welcome); at our upcoming 4th Annual, November, 2017 Red Carpet Awards and Dinner Celebration, with the theme: "MAY PEACE BE WITHIN THY WALLS".
Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency; in operations to support sick and homeless children; blind and paraplegic children; children awaiting treatment for life threatening diseases; pediatric cancer victims as well as financial support and MORE! Thousands of dollars in financial assistance gifts will be presented to advised and selected ill children and their families, and the event will host the best in entertainment, delectable foods, deserts and beverages.
Attendees this year will dine among indoor waterfalls, dancing teddy bears, teddy bear acrobats twirling in the air, a fantastic children's choir, a climbing teddy bear exhibit and other surprises of the evening including the display and judging of teddy bears in the teddy bear state competition to show the world that children and their lives are important for the future of our world.
WILL YOU SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL MISSION by decorating a teddy bear; 16 inches in height or taller; and forwarding your bear by August 1, 2017 to CAACG, 3701 Inglewood Avenue, #123, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278. Please include the name of the state your teddy bear is representing, the name of your teddy bear and a $100.00 processing fee per teddy bear. This processing fee will include a teddy bear judging stand; a teddy bear competition certificate; a teddy bear photo opp session after Beartech Artists complete their make up and fur enhancement beauty session with your teddy bear, and teddy bear security guard fees the night of the celebration. Your Teddy Bear Competition Sash will be prepared for him or her for identification and judging in Los Angeles, California the month of October, for announcement at the November celebration! There will be a first, second, third and fourth runner up at this spectacular event so please make sure your entry arrives by August 1, 2017 to be included in the festivities.
Teddy Bears will not be returned but will remain the property of Mercy Mission Hospital and will continue on display for the upcoming new construction of Mercy Mission Teddy Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency for the world of visitors to behold!
EMAIL US TO RESERVE YOUR STATE TEDDY BEAR ENTRY SPACE. CAN ALSO PRESENT A CORPORATE TEDDY BEAR, A UNIVERSITY TEDDY BEAR, A HOSPITAL BEAR, A SCHOOL BEAR, SPORTS BEAR, MILITARY VETERANS BEAR, AN ENTERTAINMENT BEAR, TEDDY BEAR FOR LAW BEAR, TEDDY BEAR IN SPACE BEAR, A TEDDY BEAR REPRESENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION, CHURCH OR CITY COUNCIL TEDDY BEAR. Special recognition will be given to these categories as supporting organizations.
For more information, sponsorship package, vendor table form, to volunteer as a teddy bear designer, teddy assistant, teddy make up artist, please contact Thank You!
Mercy Mission is a 501 (c)3 non profit and Ca State Exempt organizations in good standing. Teddy Bears donated for this cause are tax deductible to the extent of law. See your accountant or tax attorney for additional advice.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Earmarked for MERCY MISSION
Hospital Visit Services to sick and homeless kids
Emergency Medical and Clinical Financial Assistance
Children's Life Enhancement Services
Local Hospital, Fire Department, Coalition Partnerships
Children's Peer Support Groups
Medical Supply Assistance Services
Kids Wigs, Make Up Artistry and Image Consultations
Teddy Bear Summer Camps
The Annual Golden Bear Image Awards Gala
Annual Bear Paw Scholarships
Young Adult Champion Summit
Mercy Mission Children's Division Annual Tea By the Sea with Teddy Celebration
Regional Outpatient Field Trips
Training for Professional Children's Services Providers
Teddy Bear Safety Education Program
Coordination Services with Local Community Agencies
Champs For Children Teen Volunteer Program
Teen Advocacy Training Program Issues such as Human Trafficking, Prevention,Reproductive Justice, Gun Violence Prevention and
Domestic Violence Intervention
Mercy Mission Thrift Shop
Youth Back To School Store
Community Shelter Start Up Program Training
Social Justice Advocate Program
Jr. Fire Captain Youth Program
Children's and Youth Bereavement and Grief Support Group
Mercy Mission Cancer Support Group
Parents Supporting Parents Programs
Teddy Bear Love and Care Packages
Baby and Teddy Babysitting Services
MERCY MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENTS
As we await the realization of our hospital transition from it's current Annex Offices in the city of Torrance
, California, into our multi-storied Hospital complex, our 3 years of existence as a children's non profit charity, Mercy Mission volunteers and staff has accomplished the following:
Donated thousands of new Teddy Bears to sick and homeless kids through Churches, , Schools and Curb to Street Kids on Skid row, Los Angeles
Reported over thousands of volunteer hours in teddy bear cleaning, repair and distribution services to sick and homeless children
Collected thousands of new and used teddy bears for distribution services
Conducted hundreds of hours in volunteer services in the local community to educate and assist children
emotionally in their times of sickness
17 Year old Michael Simpson; Mathematician, MESA Prg P, Team Member For NASA and Engineering Science Achiever; won the hearts of all in attendance at February 28th Program...
IF I WERE DR KING, These would Be My Words to The Nation, IN CELEBRATION OF 2015 NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The Torrance Gateway Holiday Inn, located at 19800 South Vermont Avenue, Torrance, Ca. proved to be the Hotel of Champions, February 28th as 7 young men and women stepped forward to speak in behalf of community youth at the recently held National Black History Program.
The youth stirred the hearts of adults and other youth who attended to hear and support the 2 hour program.
Michael Simpson, Youth Essayist Ambassador Winner, brought the house down with his stirring and passionate words, spoken as if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were in the room! In his dynamic speech, Michael encouraged youth to persevere no matter what their circumstances, and to stop blaming others and looking to past hurts and circumstances as a reason not to become all that you were born to accomplish to be a successful man or woman. His sister; 20 yr old BioMedicine Engineer, Audrey Simpson; flew to California to hear her brother speak, and departed for a stand by flight back east after the event concluded. Michael has been named 2015 Mercy Mission Hospital Youth Ambassador and will have the honor of representing our Young Adults Division in major publicity events, speaking engagements and media conversations, and assisting others on the benefits of volunteerism in the community.
The Essayists, who participated will be given a tour of Los Angeles City Hall on March 24th, 11am, and will then dine at the local Sizzler Restaurant for further discussion on how to engage youth in politics, leadership, academia and community activism. Youth who submitted essays were as follows: Janay A. Evans, Antonio and Kiesha Hilt, Jared Appling, Tramelle Davenport, Rameka Malloy and Roberta Wilkinson.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on future youth related events and sessions such as our June through August program...HOW TO BE A SUPERSTAR STUDENT Youth Summer Lecture Series, covering topics such as Understanding Your Unique Intelligence...Developing a Creative Mind....Diving into Research....Oration Skills for World Leadership and MORE, please send your contact info to (424) 634-9615 or email to for the FREE - NO COST summer youth opportunity, in care of Rhonda Brent or Angel Ricci, Program Assistants.
Hollywood Producer, Mr Peter Allman, expressed heartfelt words of wisdom for the assembled audience, and told the story of how miracle after miracle saved his life, and his road to academia and success from his youth to present. He shared how friendships, doing the right thing and living for the sake of others catapulted him to a life of fame and wealth....and how in the end,sharing ones life with the world became his calling! Tears flowed from his eyes as he opened his life and heart to those who would come after him!
Featured in Photographs are Youth Speakers; along with Michael Simpson; Newspaper Media Guest Rossana Ruan, Georgia Gregory, Todd Smith, Rhonda Brent, Parents of Michael Simpson and Keynote Speaker, Producer Peter Allman; shown with Coppertino; and Bishop, the Hospital VIP Greeter Teddy!
Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Executive Director for Mercy Mission Hospital, moderated the program, along with Teddy Bear "Bishop". Dr Coppertino's father, known to all as Bishop, saw her enter his office one day with the bear and asked WHAT IS THAT? She said it was a
Teddy Bear and he asked if he could have it/the bear to sleep with. Shortly thereafter Bishop James Howard Mims passed and Dr Coppertino says she has "Bishop" with her at all events in Bishop Mims memory, who served as a Community Activist, Freedom Fighter, Protector of the People and Pastor for 50 years in the city of Lynwood, California. "Bishop" is also the Mercy Mission Bear Hospital VIP Greeter and he MEETS all visitors on a daily basis with a smile at the Hospital Annex Office!
Professionals who donated their time and expertise to the event:
Jeff Knight Photography, Los Angeles, California
Tom Daniels Video, Photography
Orange County, California
Celebrity Scene News
2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
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