The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council would like to invite you to participate along with a monthly giving back project. Each month, the Council will be offering a different program that allows our residents to easily give back to the community.
January/February Spotlight - Joe Joe Bear Foundation
The Joe Joe Bear Foundation was created in memory of Joseph David Ordaz who passed away on March 10, 2009 from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, he was 24. Joe was undergoing treatment to prepare for a second transplant when he asked for a teddy bear to hold while he was alone so that he could feel like his family were with him always. It saddened Joe to hear the children crying at night in the hospital when they were alone and scared, he would say, “I wish I could help comfort the sick children.”
The Joe Joe Bear Foundation, a children's charity based in Katy, Texas, serves the Greater Houston/ Galveston areas. It was created to keep Joe’s memory alive and to help others in the same situation. The Joe Joe Bear Foundation provides children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses Teddy Bears to hold when caregivers, parents or friends cannot be there with them.
The Joe Joe Bear Foundation provides teddy bears to 11 Greater Houston/Galveston area hospitals and hospices. In the past 10 years over 30,000 bears have been given to critically ill children.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic they are unable to accept new teddy bears. The Joe Joe Bear Foundation
, instead, requested we share information about their organization with residents including educational materials and resources to their website. This gives a caregiver access all the material online along with resources to external links for more information about the different diseases children may face.
The Lake House is located at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive and is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am to 6pm.
Donations will be collected at the Lake House during business hours. Please make sure to schedule a drop off here
to ensure someone will be at the Lake House to receive it.