Welcome to Good Bears of the World


Caring and Sharing with Teddy Bears

Celebrating over 40 years of Caring and Sharing with Teddy Bears         Please help us put teddy bears in the arms of those who need a hug!


Donations & Payments

Bear Tracks

Good Bears'
Booster Club

Adopt A Bear Program

Teddy Bear Jubilee

Contact Information

2015 Raffle Bear



GBW's Traveling Bear

Become a Sponsor

How can I help?

Other Links:

Teddy Bear and Friends

Bears and Buds

Bearly a Memory Web Emporium

Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library

Estes Ark - Home of the Talking Teddy

Hanai Bear of Hawaii

Groves Bears

Muffin Enterprises - Home of the Sir Koff-A-Lot Bear

Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe

Agape Bears



Please help us place teddies into the arms of those who so desperately need love, reassurance and hope!
Your tax deductible donation will make it possible for us to share the universal ambassador of love, our teddy bear, with those less fortunate than you.
Please help us reach everyone to let them know how much we care!

You may make your donation by:

1) Using our secure website to make a donation with your Visa or Mastercard Credit Card. To do so, click here
2) Mailing a check to Good Bears of the World. payable to:

Good Bears of the World
P.O. Box 13097
Toledo OH 43613

3) Calling our toll free number: 1-877-GBW Bear (1-877-429-2327)
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

About Good Bears of the World:

    Good Bears of the World (GBW) is a non profit 501(c)3 organization which provides teddy bears to children of all ages, where love, solace, and comfort can make a difference. Last year alone, we gave out over 20,000 teddies to children in need including the victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and domestic violence both in the United States and abroad. Our bears were also given to many sick, injured, and underprivileged children as well as lonely seniors. Tragedies such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of TWA flight 800, and the events of September 11, 2001 have been included in our giftings. Firemen, policemen, emergency workers, psychologists, and grief counselors have discovered the teddy bear's magical healing power on children and families in traumatic situations.




    Good Bears of the World was founded in England in 1969 by the late journalist and radio pioneer, James Theodore Ownby. Headquarters were located in Mr. Ownby’s radio station, KNDI, in Honolulu, Hawaii until the group relocated to Toledo, Ohio in 1991.

The purpose of Good Bears of the World is to spread love and caring to children and the elderly who are in need of comfort and solacing. GBW was the first group to donate teddy bears to police departments in the early 80’s. This program has gained tremendous popularity in the last few decades.

Mr. Ownby passed away in 1986 but his dream is carried on by members in the United States and across the world. Hundreds of thousands of teddy bears, provided by GBW, have eased the fears and trauma of lost and abused children, accident and natural disaster victims, as well as the lonely, fearful elderly.

GBW is still vigorous and growing. This caring group is supported entirely by membership and donations.

















Good Bears of the World
P.O. Box 13097
Toledo, Ohio 43613
Phone and Fax (419) 531-5365
Toll Free 1-877-429-2327