Care Bears Share Your Care Day
Also known as
National Share Your Care Day
annually on September 9th (since 2015)
American Greetings Entertainment in 2015
Care Bears, created by American Greetings, were introduced in the early 1980s on greetings cards, on an animated television show, and as stuffed animals. Over the years, the bears have inspired children to share their feelings and care for others. Care Bears Share Your Care Day is dedicated to love, caring, and sharing with others. It inspires people towards philanthropy, giving, volunteering, kindness, and acts of goodwill. On the occasion of the inaugural celebration, in 2015, Care Bears—along with 10-year-old philanthropist Zach Kaplan, with support of Leake & Watts—donated 400 Care Bears plush toys to children in New York City. They also teamed up with almost 300 bloggers who were known as Care Bears #ShareYourCare Ambassadors, who had taken an oath "to spread the news, pay it forward and keep the conversation going to their respective vast audiences." Coincidentally, the holiday happens to take place on the same day as National Teddy Bear Day.
How to Observe Care Bears Share Your Care Day
Celebrate the day by sharing your care with others with acts of kindness and goodwill! Participants are encouraged to share, care, love, and help others today and on all days of the year. Buy a meal or treat for someone, help out a neighbor in need, or spend the day volunteering. Post about the day on social media using the hashtags #ShareYourCare or #ShareYourCareDay.
In addition, you could spend the day with all things Care Bears. Get yourself a new Care Bear or bring out your old one. Visit the Care Bears website, or visit their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest pages. You could also watch a Care Bears film, such as The Care Bears Movie or Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, or you could watch one of a few Care Bears television programs, such as the series from the 1980s.