Wishlist & Bear Donations


Our wishlist. When you or your organization donate items from our wishlist, you’re helping kids in many ways. Examples of wishlist donations include individually packaged snacks and drinks, therapy supplies, and gift cards for department and office supply stores. These items, generously supplied by community supporters like you, help us provide kids with nourishment, therapeutic tools, and sometimes meet a family’s emergency need. Contact our special events and volunteer coordinator (lburcham [at] memphiscac [dot] org)at 901.888.4383 for information on needed items. Click here for a copy of our wishlist.  


Bear donations. When kids visit the Child Advocacy Center for the first time, it is usually because they’ve been violated by someone they trust—resulting in an undeserved sense of shame. On their first visit to the center, kids get to pick a cuddly new friend from our wall of bears. Your gift of a brand new teddy bear affirms their goodness. It provides them a choice they have control over. And it gives them comfort. We need medium sized bears (14” high or more) that are brand new.

Contact our special events and volunteer coordinator (lburcham [at] memphiscac [dot] org) at (901) 888-4383 to find out about having a collection drive at your school, community organization, or place of worship. She can provide guidance on the center’s most pressing current needs. Every gift helps a hurt child heal.

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Back to School Teddy Bear Collection Drive

Happy Back to School! Big bear has had a fun summer and he’s excited to see his teachers and friends again. But, he also knows that reports of child sexual and other severe abuse increase when school starts. 

Big Bear needs your help to make sure every child who comes to the CAC after reported abuse gets a new teddy bear friend. We need 300 brand new teddy bears by August 31. All bears must be brand-new and 12-14" or larger. Brightly colored bears are best. 

You can drop off brand new teddy bears at all Paragon Bank locations, the Fire Museum of Memphis and Jeff Bramlett Custom Residential Design during normal business hours through August 31. Contact Lindsey at 901-888-4383 or lburcham [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org for more information.

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Collection box locations:

Paragon Bank – Paragon Place

6300 Poplar Avenue, Memphis 38119

Paragon Bank – Fountain Place

5400 Poplar Avenue, Memphis 38119


Paragon Bank – Grove Park

4515 Poplar Ave., Ste. 108, Memphis 38117


Paragon Bank – Saddle Creek

7600 Poplar Avenue, Germantown 38138


Fire Museum of Memphis

118 Adams, Memphis 38103


Jeff Bramlett Custom Residential Design

194 Washington Street, Collierville 38017