Helping Children and Families in a Time of Need.


In March of 2007, the lives of the Eades’ family was tragically changed forever. Their beautiful 6-month-old daughter, Jenna Lynne, was fatally injured and their oldest daughter, Hayley, was critically hurt when a truck violently rear-ended the vehicle they were riding in. Hayley miraculously survived her injuries, but the impact was too much for little Jenna.

During their hospital stay, the Eades family noticed many children who were hurt and scared, yet, had nothing to comfort times, not even a parent. Six weeks later, they brought the bears Hayley received during her stay to those children...they loved them!

The JENNABEARS FoundationTM is Jenna’s legacy, and its name is inspired by the nickname her parents lovingly had for her, “ Jennabear”. Learn more about What We Do and How You Can Help.