Bear with Me Celebrating You is an annual event - a day of appreciation and celebration for foster and adoptive families of Western Massachusetts. These families have opened their hearts and homes to children from the ages of 0-18, many of them becoming permanent resources for those children who need forever families. This event allows families to come together with others - those who have given a child an opportunity to have a loving home - to laugh, play or just relax.

Volunteer Staff assist us at the grill by cooking burgers and hot dogs, face painting, water bounce house, kiddie pools, sand pool, softball, soccer and various game tables.

We are grateful for the partnership of businesses, organizations and individuals throughout Western Massachusetts who volunteer, donate cash, prizes and food items which enable us to provide this event free of charge for the families of the Western Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Adoption Unit.
(Please see the list of 2010 Business Partners below).

Families need to be encouraged to continue in their love and care for kids who need a safe place to call home. If you are a foster/adoptive family and would like to receive more information about this event please use the contact information below.

How You Can Help...

  • Donate single-serve beverages (soda, water, juice, etc.)
  • Donate frozen hamburgers/hot dogs/rolls/condiments
  • Become a business partner or sponsor
  • Volunteer

Celebrating You 2010 Sponsors

Ben Joiner - DJ
Big Y Foods
Evangel Assembly (Wilbraham)
Fettes Wine & Spirits (Springfield)
Friendly's Corp. (Wilbraham)
Frito-Lay Snacks
"Fritz, the Clown" – Jim Aldrich
Gilded Lily Flower Shop (Springfield)
Grote & Weigel (Chicopee)
Gus & Paul's (Springfield)
Marenisi Family
McGloughlin Family
Mina Vie (Westfield)
MSPCC - Kid's Net
J. Polep Distribution (Chicopee)
Taylor Rental (Agawam)
Western MA Regional Adoption Unit - DCF
Wings of Love, Inc. (Wilbraham)
Wise Potato Chips
WLCQ "The Q" 99.7 fm Radio (Agawam)