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National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

09/09/2015

“On my honor, I hereby declare: I’ll take part in the movement of Share Your Care. Making the world a better place is easy if we Pull together and create a Share Your Care family…” Care Bears #ShareYourCare Oath

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day! - Help Zach Kaplan Achieve his Mission

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day! – Help Zach Kaplan Achieve his Mission

The Care Bears need you!
Please Tell Us How You Share Your Care by signing up as a member of the Share Your Care Crew today and tell us how you #ShareYourCare!

How do I Share I Care? Today is National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day and it is an honor to join forces with The Care Bears to Share I Care, to help 10 year old Zach Kaplan of #ZachKapCares achieve his mission of donating 400 bears to Leake & Watts, a head start program in NY, so children in need can have a soft bear to hug at night, and to promote this special day. The Care Bears have always held a special place in my heart because, right from the early days of their creation, they have always stood for something positive and good and caring.

The Care Bears were created in 1981 by The American Greetings Corporation and starred in their first movie; The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings, in 1983. The Bears were all about helping kids feel better about themselves and sharing goodwill and care around the planet. When my kids were younger, I bought them their favorite Care Bears and they loved hugging them and playing with them.  After a while, for reasons I don’t understand, they became hard to find, and we went on a hunt throughout my county, looking to replace a bear that one of my kids had lost. We found one in a consignment store and brought it home with much love and care. My kids loved the TV show and the movies, and it was heartwarming to see that they remembered what they saw and used it in their interactions with others.
“Caring, sharing, and best friends we’ll be. Hand in hand, heart to heart, From this day forward, I’m willing to start!” Care Bears #ShareYourCare Oath

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

#ShareYourCare comes in all sizes. It can be small, simple things like sharing a toy with your sibling, taking out the trash for your mom, helping an older neighbor across the street; or bigger things like planting a tree, and spending a day volunteering for a charity. Through this important movement, the Care Bears are inspiring everyone to be kind, think of others and #ShareYourCare every day.

How Do I Share I Care? I share I care through volunteer work and writing. For many years, I’ve volunteered at food banks, soup kitchens, women’s shelters/programs, Public reading programs, PTSA events and fairs/campaigns that help people learn about health and wellness. When the HIV/AIDS epidemic was raging in the 1980s, I volunteered at God’s Love We Deliver and learned so much about the many great souls who fought and lost, and those who fought to help them get government aid. Volunteering is an important part of life; it matters in my life and it’s a great way to give back to our communities. Even if we can’t give cash or goods, we can always give our time.

For the last 4-5 years, I’ve been a volunteer at Mother’s Kitchen which is a soup kitchen, started in 1996, that purchases, prepares and serves free meals to the homeless, the poor, and anyone in need of a hot meal. There are about 42 locations in the US, and I volunteer at one in NYC. I feel a great connection to the people who come to our Manhattan location in NYC because many are immigrants, like me, and the joy and gratitude they express is something to witness. In addition to helping serve food, I share the task of taking the dirty kitchen towels, counter mops and aprons home to wash and fold them in preparation for the following month. Each of us can help our fellow-men and women by sharing our time, and making a difference in someone’s life.  As the Care Bears always say; Sharing is Caring!

More Below!

“Share Your Care Crew Members from coast to coast,Spreading the message to those who need it most!” Care Bears #ShareYourCare Oath

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day! - Help Zach Kaplan Achieve his Mission

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day! – Help Zach Kaplan Achieve his Mission

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day!

Enter the Care Bears #ShareYourCare Video Challenge and tell the Care Bears how you SHARE YOUR CARE!
Upload a 15-30 second video telling the Care Bears how you SHARE, CARE, LOVE or HELP those around you every day for a chance to win the grand prize – a $1000 Care Bears prepaid Mastercard. Also, 4 lucky winners will receive a Care Bears gift pack that also includes a $500 Care Bears prepaid Mastercard! Go to http://www.CareBearsShare.com to enter!

How do YOU Share YOU Care? We all have different ways we share our care and help others; many of us are caregivers and custodians of young kids. We do our duties without recognition or accolades and the work we do matters. We can start in small ways by our interactions with our family, friends and people in need in our communities. We can start by taking the #ShareYourCare Oath below, and sharing it with others, as a way to start a conversation about giving back and showing compassion for those in need. The beauty of volunteer work, giving back, or sharing we care is that it is never too late to start. May we all find ways to uplift each other and add to the beauty, not the burdens, of this planet.

#ShareYourCare Oath
On my honor, I hereby declare:
I’ll take part in the movement of Share Your Care.
Making the world a better place is easy if we
Pull together and create a Share Your Care family.
Caring, sharing, and best friends we’ll be.
Hand in hand, heart to heart,
From this day forward, I’m willing to start!
Share Your Care Crew Members
from coast to coast,
Spreading the message to those who need it most!

What more can we do? This a message from the Care Bears: September 9th is National Care Bears™ #ShareYourCare Day! With your help on that day, the Care Bears are encouraging fans to spread caring, sharing, love, friendship, acceptance, fun and
happiness to those around them that day, and each and every day of the year! That day, Care Bears is participating in an event helping 10 year old Zach Kaplan of #ZachKapCares and his mission to gift children in need with a soft bear to hug at night by donating 400 Care Bears plush to Leake & Watts, a head start program serving 8,000 in New York City and Westchester County!
Spread the word and help Zach achieve his mission!
You can connect with the Care Bears on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Positive Motivation Tip: Each of us can share we care by helping others, and by adding to the beauty not the burdens of this planet.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Photos –  Courtesy of  The Care Bears/Graphics and/or from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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157 Comments leave one →
  1. 09/09/2015 1:30 pm

    What a sweet idea this is!

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  2. miss (@thedealmatch) permalink
    09/09/2015 2:51 pm

    Its very important to pass love to others and help who are in need. A little bit helps

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  3. tara pittman permalink
    09/09/2015 3:27 pm

    Those bears are so cute. I love that they are teaching about sharing

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  4. Jennifer Clay permalink
    09/09/2015 4:16 pm

    I have always been a fan of the Care Bears. My daughters love them too! They have pretty much all the Care Bear movies. Now, I really like this campaign! I hope he gets all the bears he set his goal for!

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  5. Masshole Mommy permalink
    09/09/2015 4:44 pm

    Random acts of kindness are so awesome. It;s the little things that can totally make someone’s day.

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  6. palatablepastime permalink
    09/09/2015 5:16 pm

    I think the Care Bears campaign is so cute and really helps motivate people to do charitable works.

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  7. Karen Dawkins (@karen_dawkins) permalink
    09/09/2015 6:23 pm

    I was a teenager when the Care Bears were first released. They were as popular with teenage girls as with little kids! I don’t think we really got the meaning of them back then. I do agree with the message, though. If we all cared just a little more about the person next door or down the street or across town, this world would be a better place.

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  8. Liz Mays permalink
    09/09/2015 6:35 pm

    This is such a great message. Volunteering is a big way to help others. Even the small little kind gestures can be contagious.

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  9. The Future Mrs. Vines permalink
    09/09/2015 7:00 pm

    I grew up with the Care Bears! It’s awesome that they’re resurfacing for such a good cause. I’m definitely going to join the movement. I had no idea that they were created by American Greetings. This is one toy I’d love to see make a huge comeback.

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  10. Claudette Esterine permalink
    09/09/2015 7:45 pm

    Hope you had a great day!!! Seems all so cute for a great cause.

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  11. Jonathan Key permalink
    09/09/2015 8:46 pm

    We love care bears in our family!

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  12. asbestrecipes permalink
    09/09/2015 9:34 pm

    Care Bears are so cute, who doesn’t love a cuddly bear. Thanks for reminding us about the celebration.

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  13. 204 Park permalink
    09/09/2015 9:35 pm

    Oh my gosh I loved care bears! What a feel good post 🙂

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  14. victoria permalink
    09/09/2015 11:07 pm

    I love this post! I am a volunteer worker here in our municipals we are giving their needs without an rewards. i love to helping others

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  15. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    10/09/2015 4:24 am

    I remember the Care Bears growing up and I’m not surprised they have survived decades as being a favorite toy and show! lol I think they are a great way to promote this concept and program!

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  16. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    10/09/2015 4:36 am

    Seeing all these care bears brought back memories I had when my kids were little. Each of them had their own care bear stuffed toy. Those were such happy times.

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  17. amittenfull permalink
    10/09/2015 5:21 am

    I used to LOVE Care Bears when I was a little girl! And what a great way to get the message out!!

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  18. Mykidsguide permalink
    10/09/2015 5:40 am

    This is such an amazing movement/event, not just for kids but for adults as well. It reinstates the value of giving back and of course, of caring.

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    • 10/09/2015 11:30 am

      Exactly. I am so delighted that this went well and that it reminds folks to give back!

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      • Karen Dawkins (@karen_dawkins) permalink
        10/09/2015 4:01 pm

        I think so many adults remember Care Bears from their own childhood that this campaign resonates with us too. Smart move! I hope this makes a big impression kind of like last year’s bucket challenge. 🙂

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  19. Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty) permalink
    10/09/2015 6:35 am

    What an awesome day! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  20. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    10/09/2015 6:49 am

    Both of my kids love carebears when they were litle. We have a book and a bear here .

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  21. Brittany C. @ BSC Media, LLC permalink
    10/09/2015 8:15 am

    I’m glad to see the Care Bears are making a big comeback! We love them!

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  22. RonRon permalink
    10/09/2015 8:58 am

    This is an awesome online challenge! For sure many will support this #ShareYourCare campaign!

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  23. 10/09/2015 9:24 am

    It looks like you had a lot of fun with those Care Bears! Thank you for sharing

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  24. Jasmine Espinal permalink
    10/09/2015 11:38 am

    How fun! I love Care Bears!

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  25. Bismah permalink
    10/09/2015 11:41 am

    I absolutely loved everything related to care bears when I was a little girl. I have such strong feelings when it comes to sharing and helping others. It is something that I hope my children will do as well!

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  26. upliftingfam permalink
    10/09/2015 1:20 pm

    I love carebears. They have been around for a very long time.

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  27. Emma Spellman permalink
    10/09/2015 2:29 pm

    I loved watching Care bears when I was little. I will have to order a dvd on Amazon and show my toddlers and see if they love it as much as I used it. I love how the show teaches about sharing, etc.

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  28. Karla permalink
    10/09/2015 2:30 pm

    This is so nice. I also like how it ended. We can all contribute to adding to the beautiful and not burdens. I also help out in various outreach and missions but then personally I want to be able to contribute more or to share the love. It brings a different sense of happiness and fulfillment whenever you can share. Good concept. Lets share like care bears.

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  29. erikaawakening permalink
    10/09/2015 3:43 pm

    The Care Bears are really cute. Nice to see them standing up for a good cause.

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  30. May De Jesus-Palacpac permalink
    10/09/2015 4:07 pm

    Oh how wonderful of that child to be so giving at such a young age. I absolutely love the Care Bears. I’m not sure we have this event happening here though.

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  31. 10/09/2015 6:17 pm

    I love the Care Bears!! This is such a great cause! Thank you to Zach for all that he is doing! It reminds me of what we can all do to help others!

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  32. Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn permalink
    10/09/2015 6:39 pm

    This really warmed my heart. I am really tender hearted and am definitely sniffling over here thinking about the kids who don’t have something warm to cuddle up to tonight (or possibly have parents even to do that). You are doing so much good for your community and yourself by doing all of the volunteer work you do. You are really blessing others!!

    Autumn

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  33. Fernando permalink
    10/09/2015 6:55 pm

    Care bears really nice for the kids and for all..it’s like a way of reaching out the goodness to others. Amazing idea and very lovely indeed! Fernando Lachica

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  34. miss (@thedealmatch) permalink
    10/09/2015 7:07 pm

    Such a great campaign to raise awareness. Hope people can help each other and pass the love

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  35. Nova permalink
    10/09/2015 7:21 pm

    Share day and hug day..care bears are one of my favorite cartoons when I was young. they are just cuddly and warm…

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  36. kitchnwhisperer permalink
    10/09/2015 9:14 pm

    Such a sweet message for all not just kids. I never knew the story behind their creation.

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  37. MommysBundle permalink
    10/09/2015 9:38 pm

    We love care bears – tender heart and sunshine bear are two big favorites!

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  38. Lois Jones permalink
    10/09/2015 9:46 pm

    I was not aware of this special program. What a fabulous idea. I am often encouraging others to show care and to give it willingly. It can make such a difference in so many lives with little effort on our part!

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  39. Girl, Unspotted permalink
    10/09/2015 10:11 pm

    Aww what a lovely idea especially coming from a 10 year old. The world needs more of this!

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  40. patricemfoster permalink
    10/09/2015 10:33 pm

    I love the Care Bear idea …SHARING IS CARING. How cute these bears are but most important what they symbolize love, warmth, friendship & support not only to children but to adults if we all could only open our hearts . One act of kindness …. I need to stop dreaming. Great blog post.

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  41. Cheryl F. permalink
    11/09/2015 12:33 am

    So adorb! This is such a great campaign. I was once a community volunteer too back in college and I love how it felt giving love and caring to others. Teary-eyed because there are so many people today who need such acts.

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  42. Zaffira permalink
    11/09/2015 2:37 am

    Sharing is the easiest way to show your love. I guess for a start, you can begin at home with your sisters and brothers. This is a cute and cuddle campaign.

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  43. Tiffany Yong permalink
    11/09/2015 5:49 am

    Care Bears’ created in 1981… meaning it’s about 34 years old. I thought it was older than that. I have friends who are crazy about Care Bears and collect them all…

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  44. Miss Millennia Mag permalink
    11/09/2015 7:26 am

    Such a great Idea and these bears are so cute!!

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  45. 204 Park permalink
    11/09/2015 7:39 am

    I just loved the care bears growing up! This is a fantastic idea!

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  46. Louise ღ (@louisechelle) permalink
    11/09/2015 8:04 am

    I’ve been seeing care bears before but unfortunately, I never got to own one because it was quite pricey in our country. There’s really something about that stuffed toy – maybe the color or the look – that makes children feel better… feel happier. This is a nice campaign as it really relates well to their brand.

    And just to share… I share care towards people as simple as asking them how they are and being there when they need someone.

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    • 13/09/2015 12:05 am

      Thank you Louise. They came out in the 1980s and years later, my kids fell in love with them too. We can share in the simplest ways…

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  47. Dhemz Apdian - Dias permalink
    11/09/2015 8:58 am

    What a great cause to support, I’ve always been a care bears fan.

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  48. franckxethee permalink
    11/09/2015 9:26 am

    I followed care bears when I was younger. They do teach us a lot of positive values we should foster.

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  49. Esme Sy permalink
    11/09/2015 9:37 am

    I grew up loving the Care Bears and it’ nice to know that they are still here. This is an awesome campaign.

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  50. Nova permalink
    11/09/2015 9:45 am

    My favorite Care Bear, so cuddly and warm.

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  51. Lee Rosales permalink
    11/09/2015 10:16 am

    i love care bears!!! theres so many ways to show care with others. in a simplest way of asking if a person is ok or just asking your partner hows his day is a sign of caring already

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  52. Nicol permalink
    11/09/2015 10:33 am

    ive never actually got into care bears! but this is an absolutely beautiful day and can make someones day!

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  53. Rosey permalink
    11/09/2015 10:49 am

    We do all have different ways to share our care. I think it’s important to recognize that others are doing their best at it (when they are) even if it’s different than the way we might do it. That being said, I do like Care Bears. 🙂

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  54. Renee permalink
    11/09/2015 11:00 am

    Oh this is an adorable idea! It’s best to pass on the care and love to everyone!

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  55. thewomentalk permalink
    11/09/2015 11:17 am

    I love the Care Bears campaign. It’s so cute and really helps motivate people to do the right thing. You are doing do great by participating and spreading the word about this campaign!

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  56. Shanéy Maharaj permalink
    11/09/2015 1:33 pm

    Used to be my favourite show to watch after school. It’s so sad that they don’t show it any more. 😦

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  57. justalittlespoonful permalink
    11/09/2015 2:02 pm

    I love that the Care Bears continue to inspire kind and caring deeds for the next generation.

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  58. Travel Blogger permalink
    11/09/2015 2:28 pm

    I loved the Care Bears growing up, now my daughter does too!

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  59. upliftingfam permalink
    11/09/2015 2:45 pm

    I want a carebear. I love them and never had one growing up. 🙂

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  60. The Pink Caboodle permalink
    11/09/2015 4:03 pm

    Awww Care Bears!!!! I forgot about those!

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  61. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    11/09/2015 4:54 pm

    Why so cool that there is a care bear day!!! Loving the message behind it!!! Such a great idea 🙂

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  62. jamdaquio permalink
    11/09/2015 6:58 pm

    Nice for a kiddo to have this kind of project. ! I did not have care bears in my entire life, can I have one, too? LOL. I’m kid at heart 😀

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  63. Kira T permalink
    11/09/2015 7:49 pm

    I loved being a part of #ShareYourCare day this year. It’s such an important cause. Thank you for sharing your care!

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  64. hopscotch permalink
    11/09/2015 10:33 pm

    I love care bears campaign for sharing! sharing is caring! love this post

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  65. PrayerFull Mum permalink
    12/09/2015 12:34 am

    I grew up loving CareBear (and so did our husband!) and we so loved this. I shared the #ShareYourCare video with my girl and she was hugging our collection of CareBears as we sat down to enjoy the message behind. What a lovely and meaningful movement! 😀

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  66. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    12/09/2015 1:47 am

    I used to love care bears as a child and I think this campaign is a wonderful idea.

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  67. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    12/09/2015 4:33 am

    Care bears! Me and my daughter loves to watch this on TV. They are so cute and my daughter can learn lessons and good values in every episode 🙂

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  68. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    12/09/2015 6:18 am

    care is a good manifestation of love. Care Bears? My daughters grew up watching the Care Bear TV series.

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  69. Jojo Vito permalink
    12/09/2015 6:47 am

    lovely idea…its nice to pass love and care to people around us:)

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  70. Anna permalink
    12/09/2015 7:51 am

    What a cute way to celebrate caring for other people. Nice idea.

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  71. Lisa Rios permalink
    12/09/2015 8:34 am

    I am just loving this care bears so much just like a small kid. They are absolutely cute & adorable. This is such a wonderful campaign which will inspire many of us to care for each other & give back something to the society as well.

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  72. Anne V permalink
    12/09/2015 10:59 am

    What a wonderful campaign! And who doesn’t love the Care Bears?! I often watched the show when I was younger. Definitely signing up for this one.

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  73. Stephanie permalink
    12/09/2015 12:05 pm

    Awesome cause! Hope it did well!

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  74. Shannon P permalink
    12/09/2015 1:43 pm

    This is such a great way to get kids involved, and to help teach compassion and caring!

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  75. Fred permalink
    12/09/2015 1:47 pm

    I only knew about the Care Bears when I was already older, not as a kid. Good that they promote charity and helpfulness to children. Children need to learn these core values as early as possible so they will stay for life. – Fred

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  76. sacha permalink
    12/09/2015 3:21 pm

    This an amazing way to show that sharing is caring, I love that they’re using the Care Bear program to help Zach.

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  77. M from The Stay-at-Home Life permalink
    12/09/2015 5:11 pm

    What a wonderful program! (And reminder of childhood)

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  78. patranila permalink
    12/09/2015 5:30 pm

    Didn’t know they still made care bears. So cute!

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  79. Shann Eva permalink
    12/09/2015 6:18 pm

    This is awesome! My kids recently started watching the Care Bears on Netflix. Such a great message.

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  80. Julia permalink
    12/09/2015 8:15 pm

    What a fun Idea! I adore Carebears!

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  81. Lexie Lane permalink
    13/09/2015 6:43 pm

    I absolutely LOVED Care Bears as a kid. I love this post. A bit nostalgic for me.

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  82. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    13/09/2015 7:17 pm

    Happy National Care Bears Day! I like the one with the rainbow on the background. My #ShareYourCare oath accept my friend as who they are and not judge them. Help those in need whenever I can.

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  83. Jenn @ EngineerMommy permalink
    14/09/2015 4:45 am

    Such a cute idea! I used to love Carebears as a child! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Becka @ Probably Crafting permalink
    14/09/2015 7:30 am

    my daughter LOVES carebears. I did when I was smaller too. 🙂

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  85. Karlyn permalink
    14/09/2015 4:06 pm

    I love seeing campaign like this, I love sharing to others. I love this care bears.

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  86. phyliciamarie permalink
    14/09/2015 10:48 pm

    I love Care Bears, it’s also very difficult to find them here, especially when they’ve brought so much joy to kids everywhere. It’s like the Inside Out long long ago 🙂 anyhoo, i’ll be doing a lot of volunteer work soon, so i can Share I Care!

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  87. Ashley permalink
    14/09/2015 11:45 pm

    I love Carebears! And this sweet boys mission is so heartwarming. Good for him!

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  88. mumwrites permalink
    15/09/2015 11:33 am

    this is the first time i have heard of this. I simply love the Care Bears. I hope lots of people lent a hand to make this little man’s wish come true!

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  89. erikaawakening962161059 permalink
    15/09/2015 1:06 pm

    Very cool to see your long list of volunteer work. I imagine it feels very satisfying to you to help so many people!

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  90. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    16/09/2015 12:04 am

    Zach Kaplan’s heart is definitely in the right place. Bless this boy! May we all be inspired to share and to care for others in whatever way we can.

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