BE A Resource Supply Drive

Join us on May 10th starting at 10am for Donuts & Donations! We’re so close to our goal and every member that donates $5 or more in lobby will receive a free donut! It’s only while supplies last, so come see us Friday and receive a delicious treat for supporting the amazing work BEAR does for children!

HCFCU’s Guiding Coalition has focused its community involvement on increasing awareness of the BARE necessities for children in the BEAR program. BE A Resource helps supply Harris County children under the care of CPS with many basic needs. Our Guiding Coalition wants to help highlight these needs and work to increase attention to this worthwhile cause.

BEAR Necessities operates two main BEAR rooms in Harris County. Both provide emergency supplies all year round for children who are under the supervision of Child Protective Services (CPS). BEAR Necessities offers clothing, shoes, diapers, car seats, air mattresses and more to meet the immediate needs of children. Last year alone, BEAR provided over 30,000 children with resources through this program. BEAR’s goal is to provide comfort children during uncertain times.

Each month, BEAR Rooms provide approximately 1,000 abused and neglected children with essential items. CPS caseworkers have access to a 24 hour BEAR room with other remaining open Monday through Friday from 9AM-3:00PM and each item is at no cost to the families.

Sometimes, the difference between a child who goes to school and one who doesn’t is a pair of shoes, a notebook and pencil. Sometimes, the difference between an infant who is healthy and one who isn’t is formula, clean diapers, lotions and powders — BEAR ensures that these children will not have to go another day without things that we all take for granted. (

We ❤ to help – so here is how you can assist:

HCFCU Members can make a monetary donation to be debited from a specified account by filling out the form below.  You won’t need to do anything else! Just tell us how much you want to donate, where you want it to come from and we’ll take care of putting your contribution to work! Any member that donates $5 or more will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card during the first week of June!

  • The good people at BEAR need supplies, but they also need volunteers.  If you’re interested in lending a helping hand, you can learn more about the Bear Necessities program from their website here.

Here are a few examples of the necessary items needed and what your $5 or more donation can purchase!

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Official Contest Rules:
Eligibility: Hcfcu members in good standing who donate a minimum of $5.00 to the Be A Resource Supply drive beginning April 1, and ending on May 10.  Limit one entry per member. Participation is limited to HCFCU members in good standing. Credit union employees, board members, and volunteers are not eligible.  Immediate family members of credit union employees and volunteers are not eligible. The winner will be selected in a random drawing from eligible entrants received.  The winner will be notified by phone or email by the credit union on or after June 1st.  To claim the prize, the winner must sign and return a prize receipt.  The prize will only be awarded to an entrant who complies with the official rules.  Award will be issued via a $100 gift card. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received at the end of the contest period; entry is determined and qualified by transaction and account reports. Federal, state and local tax liability and any other expenses are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Void where restricted and prohibited. Prize is non-transferable, non-assignable and non-exchangeable. Standard account terms and conditions apply to all contestants. Winner assumes responsibility upon acceptance. By accepting a prize, the winner consents to the use of their name, pictures, and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation; all entrants agree to release and hold harmless HCFCU from any and all claims of any kind arising directly and indirectly from the giveaway(s), prize(s), or any publicity received from the promotion.