Catholic Kid Collecting Teddy Bears for Haitian Relief Effort


Blare GoochMeet twelve year old Blare Gooch, a Catholic elementary school student who’s using his big heart to reach out to children suffering in Haiti after the earthquake.  Blare is making the rounds on the media, looking to collect 2,000 teddy bears to send to the orphans and other children suffering in Haiti.  Blare is well on his way to meeting his goal by March 15th – if you’d like to help by donating a new or gently used bear or funds to help with storage and shipping, contact Blare’s mom Lisa or ship your bears to the following drop off locations:

St. Thomas the Apostle School, 1429 Wilcox Park Drive SE, and at Lisa Gooch’s business, Hair Force, 1557 Michigan Ave. NE. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can also connect with Blare Gooch via Facebook for additional information.


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of, a bestselling author and an international speaker. A frequent radio and television guest, Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and communications. Visit Lisa at or on social media @LisaHendey for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish, school or organization. Find Lisa’s books on her Amazon author page.

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