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Thank You, Bears Fans!

The Chicago Bears would like to extend a huge "thank you" to our fans for supporting the 24th Annual Chicago Bears/Jewel-Osco "Coat Drive" and the Bears Share ticket donation program during the 2012 season.


Thank you to our season ticket holders who donated tickets through Bears Share during the 2012 regular season.

On behalf of the Bears and Jewel-Osco, thank you to everyone who supported the 24th Annual Chicago Bears/Jewel-Osco "Coat Drive." Because of your generosity, over 27,400 coats were collected that will benefit The Salvation Army and public schools throughout Chicagoland. Fans could drop off new or gently used coats at all Jewel-Osco stores throughout the Chicago area between September 24 and December 16. Thanks also to Wm. Meyers Movers and The Salvation Army for making this "Coat Drive" our most successful yet!

Thank you also to our season ticket holders who donated tickets through Bears Share during the 2012 regular season. The Bears Share program is completely dependent on donations from our season tickets holders. Because of their support Bears Care was able to distribute over 600 tickets to more than 30 charitable organizations throughout Chicago, providing deserving children and families with an opportunity to experience a Bears game at Soldier Field.

Beneficiaries of Bears Share in 2012 included: 

  • Best Buddies of Illinois
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Blue Angels • Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
  • Cancer Kick-Off
  • Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  • Chicago Youth Centers
  • Clearbrook
  • Gilda's Club Chicago
  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)
  • Lambs Farm
  • Living Well Cancer Center
  • Maryville Academy
  • Misericordia
  • No Veteran Left Behind
  • Otis Wilson Foundation
  • Pat Tillman Foundation
  • Ray Graham Association
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
  • Special Olympics Chicago
  • Special Olympics Illinois
  • Thresholds
  • Turning Point
  • U.S. Navy Drill Team
  • U.S. Navy Leap Frogs
  • USO of Illinois
  • Wounded Warrior Project

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