St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Operation Bear Hug 2020

Welcome to another year of collecting bears for Operation Bear Hug!

Saint Matthew’s is spreading Christmas cheer by collecting and donating brand-new bears to local centers including Fox Subacute and other senior residences in our community.

We are hoping for a record-breaking year — our goal is to collect over 300 bears!


  • Purchase a brand-new bear and drop it off in the boxes by the kitchen, or outside St. Matthew’s (919 Tennis Ave, Maple Glen) in the plastic bins at the lower parking lot entrance to the Narthex.
  • Purchase a brand-new bear online via an online retailer or Amazon (see our Wish List for options) and send to Lisa Walsh. Her home address is below.
  • Make a donation through our online giving page by choosing “Operation Bear Hug” from the dropdown menu, and we will purchase bears for you!

Please help us make someone feel special and loved this Christmas season, especially since so many are unable to be with their loved ones.

We will be collecting bears until December 21.

Let’s spread holiday cheer and exceed our goal!

If you have any questions about Operation Bear Hug, please reach out to me!

Lisa Walsh
126 Morning Walk Dr
Warrington PA 18976