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 from 10am - 2pm. 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.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Drive to toss your stuffed animals.

IF you like to still participate in donating a Teddy Bear or books to our local children this holiday season, you can do so through Amazon Smile.

If you have any questions: You can email us at communications@uwkern.org or call 661-834-1820

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

For Volunteer Opportunities fill out the volunteer form here.

If you are a non-profit and would like to request teddy bears for your project, fill out the request form here.

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.

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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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