970 bears sponsored to 641 primary schools by 539 sponsors... Thank You Mt Barker RSL For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Mark's Lutheran School - MOUNT BARKER Air Force, MEPS Class of 1973 (Grade 6) - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Matthew Payne - Invictus Team Member For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Gerard Majella Primary School - CAIRNS DC Thank You HQ Air Force Training Group - RAAF Base Williams For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Saltwater College - Point Cook Thank You Narelle Gallagher For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School - MERBEIN Thank You John Essex-Clark DSM For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Woongarra State School - BUNDABERG Thank You Holsworthy Family Group For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to St Christopher's Catholic Primary School - MOOREBANK Thank You Danielle Green MP For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Whittlesea Primary School - WHITTLESEA Thank You Miah, Dusty and Luke For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Catherine McAuley School - CRAIGMORE Thank You Keely & Kyson Blows For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Albany Creek State School - ALBANY CREEK Thank You C & J Kerris Menswear For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR

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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.