Chaney’s Champions Announces Retirement of Ramon, Original Chaney Bear

New Chaney Bear will be Unveiled on Saturday, April 20

Apex NC – After nearly two years of service and being donated over 700 times to numerous organizations serving children, Chaney’s Champions announces the retirement of Ramon, its original Chaney Bear. Ramon, manufactured by GUND, is being discontinued and no longer available to the Apex-based non-profit.

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Ramon, Chaney’s Champions Original Chaney Bear

Chaney’s Champions has donated Ramon to multiple organizations serving children in need and carried Chaney’s Champions’ message of paying kindness forward in memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Since December 2017, Chaney’s Champions has donated the Ramon Bear to the following organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Apex Chaney Bear
Apex Police Department Gives a Ramon Chaney Bear to Noe
  • Apex Police Department – 220 Ramon Bears
  • Roxboro Police Department – 100 Ramon Bears
  • Durham County Sheriff’s Office – 95 Ramon Bears
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office – 95 Ramon Bears
  • Edmarc Children’s Hospice – 190 Ramon Bears
  • Hillsborough Police Department – 25 Ramon Bears

Ramon has brought comfort to dozens of children and will continue to do so as partner agencies give the remaining Ramon bears to children in need. Future donations to our partners will be done with a new bear. Chaney’s Champions has selected its next Chaney Bear and is excited to unveil our new representative on Saturday, April 20.

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Chaney’s Champions Holds Donation Event with Roxboro Police and Fire Departments

On Thursday, December 27, 2018, Chaney’s Champions donated 100 Teddy Bears to the Roxboro Police and Fire Departments. The donation event took place at the Roxboro Police Department and featured remarks from representatives from Chaney’s Champions as well as Roxboro Fire Chief Ken Torain and Roxboro Police Chief David Hess. Images from the event can be viewed here.

Chief Torain expressed how appreciative he was of the donation from Chaney’s Champions and announced that a Chaney Bear had already been given by the Fire Department to a 4-year-old girl whose house was destroyed by a fire on Christmas morning.

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Chief David Hess and Roxboro Police Officer during donation event

Chief Hess discussed how exciting it was to be chosen as a “ChampionOn Agency” and said that when he looked at a Chaney Bear “I can’t help but notice his heart shaped tummy which causes me to pause because this bear is not just any teddy bear. This bear, the Chaney Bear, is being provided by Chaney’s Champions with love and compassion.”

The December 27th ceremony marked the fifth donation event since Chaney’s Champions’ formation in 2016. Since December 2016, Chaney’s Champions has given over 700 teddy bears to various agencies that assist children in crisis situations. Donations include 220 teddy bears to the Apex Police Department, 100 teddy bears to the Roxboro Police and Fire Departments, 95 teddy bears to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, 95 teddy bears to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 25 teddy bears to the Hillsborough Police Department and 190 teddy bears to Edmarc Children’s Hospice in Portsmouth, VA.

IMG_3145Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions provides teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.

To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community.

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Chaney’s Champions Added to IBM Employee and Retiree Charitable Contribution Campaign List

Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 based out of Apex, NC, with a mission of paying it forward through random acts of kindness, has been added as an eligible charitable organization as part of the IBM Employee/Retiree Charitable Contribution Campaign List (ECCC). Chaney’s Champions’ agency code through IBM is 0W114. The addition of Chaney’s Champions as a charitable organization to the IBM campaign means that IBM employees and retirees can easily donate to Chaney’s Champions through payroll deduction through the charitable campaign.
Chaney’s Champions was invited to the Research Triangle Park, NC campus of IBM on October 4, 2018 to be part of the kickoff for the IBM Charitable Campaign. Chaney’s Champions was one of 20 community and non-profit organizations who were able to interact with IBM employees. It is a tremendous honor to have been selected by IBM to be part of the small number of organizations who were invited to the event.
Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions was created to provide teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward and embody the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support of family, friends, & members of the surrounding community.
More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.

#ChampionOn

Chaney’s Champions Donating 120 Teddy Bears to Apex Police Department

Donation Event Will Take Place Thursday, May 24 at 4pm

APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, will be holding a donation event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00pm to donate 120 teddy bears to the Apex Police Department.
Turner Creek students displayed how they would pay it forward with acts of kindness
The event is made possible through the generous financial donations of Turner Creek Elementary families
The donation event will take place at the Apex Police Department and was made possible through the generous efforts of students from Turner Creek Elementary, who raised money to purchase the 120 “Chaney” bears.
The event will feature remarks from representatives from Chaney’s Champions, representatives from Turner Creek Elementary and Apex Police Chief John Letteney.
Friday’s ceremony marks the second donation event for Apex Police Department since Chaney’s Champions was formed in 2016 and brings Chaney’s Champions total donation to Apex PD to 220 “Chaney” bears.
Apex PD has given the bears to comfort children in a variety of crisis situations over the past year and a half. In addition to donations to Apex, Chaney’s Champions has donated an additional 225 “Chaney” bears to three other Triangle-based law enforcement agencies (Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough Police Department).
Chaney bear in action. June 12, 2017 WTVD story, “Apex girl helps save cousin from drowning, honored by police
Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions was created to provide teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward and embody the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support of family, friends, & members of the surrounding community.
More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.

#ChampionOn