In September 2022, the AFCCA Foundation for Children Board of Directors voted unanimously to donate $1000 to the Wilbert Foundation to purchase Bertie Bear Kits for Arizona Children’s Hospitals. AFCCA Bronze Member, Mickelson & Ray, matched our donation as well, so we were able to provide 200 Bertie Bear kits to the following hospitals (Receiving 50 each):
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Chaplin Glen Sta ana
Banner Children’s at Desert
Kimberly Murman, MDiv, MBA, BCC
Diamond Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Cathy Witte, Chaplain
Bertie Bear kits are a care item that directly benefits the children for whom our chaplains care. The box opens up into a playhouse providing Bertie and the child four spacious rooms to play. Chaplains disperse the kits through their networks aiding in interaction with new families, and the children keep the kits.
Thank you to all who have donated and supported the AFCCA Foundation for Children to Make this possible!