United Way

United Way of Kern County and The Bakersfield Condors keep the tradition alive! The 22nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss was held on Saturday, November 28, 2020. This year it was a drive-thru style toss from your car event at the back of the Mechanics Bank Arena. We want to bring normalcy back to the community, especially during this holiday season. The Teddy Bear Toss is a community event that is near and dear to the hearts of many and it is important to keep this event alive.

To donate Teddy Bears or books to our local children this holiday season, click on the Amazon Smile Wishlist below.

If you like to donate through the Amazon Wishlist Click Here

Turn your Amazon purchases into a force for good. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to the charity of your choice. Join AmazonSmile to get started and set United Way of Kern County as your charity choice. There are no extra costs to join.


Your Financial Donation helps United Way of Kern County continue to provide support in our communities through Education, Health, and Financial Stability. United, Let's Keep Kern Strong!

Donate today by clicking on the Donate Button above.

For more information call (661) 834-1820

Please give generously. By donating today, you are helping put a teddy bear or stuffed animal in the arms of a child in Kern County. Every year United Way of Kern County distributes teddy bears and stuffed animals to the children less-fortunate through multiple partners in Kern County.

You can also donate to any of the locations below in Kern County

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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