Comforting Children One Hug at a Time

NOTICE – We are accepting Sponsor-a-Bear donations through November 30, 2023. For just $10 you can have your name on the gift tag of a bear that will be distributed to children through our partners – Good Knights of Lorain County, Erie County Sherrif’s Office, Lorain County Sherriff’s Office and Dr. Curtis Russell, DDS. Mail your donation to CBz Buddies, PO Box 296, Vermilion, Ohio, 44089. Thank you!


Since 2018, CBz Buddies has been providing emotional support to children involved in traumatic situations. We provide first responders and domestic shelters with teddy bears to give to children involved in stressful situations such as accidents, domestic violence, opioid crisis, or any other frightening situation. First responders generally receive no funding for such supportive actions. Our goal is to have teddy bears available to comfort children in every police cruiser, fire truck, and domestic shelter.


In 2020 we partnered with another nonprofit, Good Knights of Lorain County. They build beds for children that do not have one. CBz Buddies provides a cuddly, comforting teddy bear to go along with their bedding package for these disadvantaged children.


CBz Buddies is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Northern Ohio. Your contributions are tax deductible.