To the Editor:
Point B Realty appreciates all of those who supported the inaugural Teddy Bear Suite, to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club. It was a new addition to the holiday schedule, we were delighted with the attendance, the positive feedback, and the generosity of those who visited.
The Teddy Bear Suite brought smiles and joy to so many people of all ages, and we were thrilled to have an event that was so fun and raised more than $3,000 for the Boys and Girls Club, beating the original goal of $2,500. The money is going to have a significant impact, specifically on the Power Hour, the academic portion of the club’s afterschool program, providing kids with a quiet place to complete homework assignments and receive academic assistance from club staff, volunteers, and access to the computer technology lab.
There are so many people who helped make the Teddy Bear Suite a success. A big thank-you to the Harbor View Hotel for partnering with us on the event, and to all the wonderful staff who helped. Also, we thank Atria and Murdick’s Fudge for donating raffle prizes, which really helped us meet our fundraising goal. Of course, we also thank the volunteers and the children of the Boys and Girls Club, who helped with the Teddy Bear Suite float in the Edgartown Christmas parade, made teddy bear paintings to help promote the event, and who taught us a lot about how important the Boys and Girls Club is to them and our community.
We are looking forward to making the Teddy Bear Suite an annual fundraiser, and there are already plans for next year’s event, which will be even more magical.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year.
Point B Realty