Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Molly Bear?
A Molly bear is a weighted teddy bear made to the specific weight of the baby that passed away. We provide a way to fill the empty arms of a family in need. Molly Bears makes bears for families enduring the loss of a baby from conception up to 12 months of age.
How can I get a Bear?
To get a bear please fill out our order form on the 30th or the last day of each month, located here: Bear Sign-Up
Where can I read details about the Order Terms and Conditions?
Follow the link to read our Terms & Conditions
How can I help?
How long will it take to get my bear
We currently have a 16-20 month wait to receive your bear. To ensure each need is being met, we have donation opportunities: Donation Drawing
What sizes are the Bears?
Our bears sizes are:
Tiny Micro: 3 inches holds 0.5 ounce to 2 ounces
Micro: 8 inches, holds 2.5 ounces to 1 pound 4 ounces
Small: 12 inches, holds up to 3 pounds
Medium: 15 inches, holds up to 7 pounds
Large: 18 inches, holds up to 10 pounds
XLarge: 20 inches, holds up to 14 pounds
Who can receive a Molly Bear?
My friend/relative recently lost their baby. Can I sign them up for a bear?
Unfortunately no. Although we know your heart is in the right place, a Molly Bear is a very personal choice. We require that the parents in need of the bear fill out the order form personally.
I'd love to volunteer to help make bears. How can I do that?
I lost my baby many years ago, can I order a bear?
Yes absolutely! Please signup for a bear. We would love to fill your aching arms. There is no time limit on grief. We've made bears for people who had losses 30+ years ago. They found their bears very comforting.
I can't find my name on the waiting list. Why is that?
I can't sew, but I'd still love to help.
Molly Bears operates 100% on donations. Without donations, we can't continue. We very much appreciate any and all monetary donations, every little bit helps. We are an official non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. We understand that not everyone can donate. We do take other types of donations such as fabric, buttons, bows and anything that can be used to personalize our bears. Please help us continue our mission of making weighted teddy bears to fill the aching arms of families all over the world.
How do I make a donation? Or, I don't have a PayPal account. Can I donate some other way?
You can donate via PayPal. Donate Here. If you do not have a PayPal account, it is very easy to setup one up. It is secure and fast. If you would prefer to send a check or money order,
our mailing address is:
868 Hopwood Lane
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Do you accept donated bears?
We do accept donations of teddy bears. They must be new, unused bears with the tags still attached. They can not be bears that still have tags but have been "sitting on shelves" for any length of time. If we receive bears that are new, but unusable (Example: Beanie Babies, jointed bears, or bears with "connected" or "sewn shut" arms and legs) we will donate them to a local Fire Department or Women's and Children's shelter. If we receive bears that are used (Example: Has stains, sticky spots, squashed or "loved" look) we will have to dispose of them. We can not gift a Molly Bear to a family that is used. We like to tell people, "If you'd like to see this bear arrive at your house as your "Molly Bear", then it would most likely be a perfect donation".
I live outside of the United States. Can I get a bear?
I need to make a change to my order. How can I update you?