Who We Are

Our Mission

The creation and administration of programs that focus on bringing unconditional love, reassurance, security and companionship to children and families going through a traumatic event. As well as supporting individuals through scholarships who are advancing their education and training in the field of Public Health.

The Story of Creation

The Vogel family, with the help of close family friends, started The Bearing Hope Foundation in 2021. However, it’s true formation was in 2018 when they decided to turn their company’s office into Santa’s Workshop. They offered pictures with Santa for the price of a teddy bear which was then donated to the NJ State PBA. A great response combined with the Vogel’s giving nature, Diane decided to match the number of bears donated with the same number of Build-a-Bears. Build-a-Bear in Woodbridge, NJ was contacted and Diane realized she needed help building so many bears. Three local police departments came to help build the bears, and The Bearing Hope Foundation was born.

Board of Trustees

Scott VogelPresident
Eric MorseVice President
Edward R. Priboy2nd Vice President
Diane M. VogelTreasurer
Melissa J. PayorSecretary
Alyson DaikaloMarketing/Design Committee Chair
Brett AmbrosiniMedia Committee Chair
Thomas AngeloFundraising Committee Chair
Nico RiversoDonations Committee Chair
Bill ThompsonProgram Development

Connect with your community and help make it a better place, The Bearing Hope Foundation is always looking for volunteers.

There’s no donation too small or too big!

PO Box 176, Raritan, NJ 08869
TAX ID 86-2000471

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