Give Hope and Show You Care
The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault has partnered
with your local Avon District to raise funds to support needed programs.
For only $20, you can purchase, Bentley the Bear, a cuddly teddy bear, to
support women and children affected by domestic violence and sexual
assault. $8 of your $20 will go directly as a cash donation to the Alliance
Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault to provide services in our
community. You can also donate Bentley back to the Alliance. When you
share your bear, an assault, survivor, young or old, will benefit from the
comfort of a snuggly bear as they begin their healing process. Bentley the
Bear is perfect for the job. If you want your bear to go directly to the
Alliance—just let us know!There is no limit on the number of bears you
can purchase.Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED—Last year the Alliance provided safety, food,
clothing, awareness education, counseling and crisis intervention services
to over 17,500 women, children and men in Kern County. The Alliance's
services and programs are free. The majority of the Alliance’s funding is
from government grants. With the many government budget cuts this year,
a portion of the Alliance’s funding has been lost. Every donation counts!
You can purchase a Bentley the Bear by contacting our local Avon representative listed
below or for your convenience, an order form (pdf) has been made available for printing,
please mail with your check to our outreach location at 1921 19th Street, Bakersfield CA,
93301. All Bentley the Bear purchases need to be made by March 20th, 2009.