928 bears sponsored to 615 primary schools by 517 sponsors... Thank You Burgess Family For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Whittlesea Primary School - WHITTLESEA 4x4 Extras Kilmore - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Warrant Officer Class Two Natalie Roberts For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Francis de Sales College - MOUNT BARKER Thank You McDonald Family For Donating Clarence Thomas - Stretcher-Bearer Bear to Hilder Road State School - THE GAP Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Ocean View College - TAPEROO Thank You Smith Family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Jingili Primary School - CASUARINA Thank You IN MEMORY OF PERCY YATES WOUNDED ON WESTERN FRONT For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Maroochydore State School - MAROOCHYDORE Thank You Dennis/Love Families For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Longwarry Primary School - LONGWARRY Thank You Katherine Butterworth For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Joseph's School - MURWILLUMBAH SOUTH Thank You Liddell Family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Lara Lake Primary School - LARA Thank You Douglas Falconer - Invictus Staff Doctor 2018 For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Roseville Public School - ROSEVILLE

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Helping Those Who Help Our Veterans and Families

Every Australia in the Great War uniformed bear donated to schools is helping local charities support our veterans and their families.

Want to do more? Register here if you are a military or community Not for Profit organisation wanting to participate in the Bears to Schools program. You can share in the financial support when you encourage your community to donate bears to your local primary schools.

Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL)

The RSL was founded in 1916 by Australian soldiers coming home from the Great War. It has continued to help generations of veterans and their families by offering care, financial assistance, and advocacy. It is also central to annual commemorative services and activities that help Australians remember our Fallen. Every year RSL Sub Branches in each state and territory play an important role in helping schools and communities commemorate Anzac Day and Remembrance Day (Armistice).

National Servicemen’s Association (Nashos)

The National Servicemen’s Association represents and cares for veterans conscripted to serve Australia under the National Service Schemes of 1951-1959 and 1964-1972 (the Vietnam years). The charity represents its member’s interests and provides practical support to veterans and families, particularly the work of Sub Branches helping local veterans with home care, support services, and medical transportation.