Tear Bear.org Mission Statement:
To combat and help eliminate all forms of abuse with an emphasis on children, teens, the elderly, and animals by creating more awareness of all forms of abuse and the secrecy that allows the abuse to continue.
Theresa Johnson, herself a survivor of childhood abuse decided to rise above her past and make an impact on the secrecy and myths surrounding abuse. Not wanting to minimize the importance of each kind of abuse: senior, pet, child, bullying, spousal, bashing ….she started a campaign for “All Abuse” awareness. In 2005 this became the 501 3C of Tear Bear.org and the “It’s OK to Tell” philosophy was born. With a tremendous amount of personal experience and 7 years of statistical research about all forms of abuse she is in the process of overseeing all programs and fiscal components of each abuse’s projects. Her community outreach programs continue to increase awareness and provide real time solutions addressing all abuse and selectively focusing on what it currently an increasing epidemic in youth and schools today- Bullying. She has developed the “Schools in Bullies Out” programs to bring a platform of intolerance to the activities plaguing our school systems and causing the lives of children today. Tear Bear’s motto is “It’s Ok To Tell” and is providing Tear Bears to be used as a mascot and educational tool against bulling, stranger danger, peer pressure, date rape, and even college illegal hazing that often lead to harm.
Her “Tear Bear” Coin will save lives and serve to serve to strengthen the bonds of communication in families and relationships everywhere. For more information on how you can being Tear Bear to your community, school, church or to your own home, visit www.TearBear.org and get involved today. Someone’s life might depend on your ability to take action, maybe even yours.