QT Bear Foundation

Providing comfort one QT Bear at a time.

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Brads had a rough go lately, and this made him smile. He goes for his normal infusion Friday & having a best friend to wear a mask with certainly will help his spirits!

Allison M.

I wanted to cry when I opened my QT Bear! You have come up with something amazing and put so much work into it. It is truly heartwarming.

Candace F.

Jordan has been holding onto his bear all day, he says it helps him with all of his emotions. This is so special.

Chelsea M.

We have a 5 year old kiddo with autism, so mask wearing has been a transition for us. QT Bear brought ease, comfort, and happiness to our son!

Kimberly P.

My children LOVE their bears! Great quality & super cute & somthing wonderful for my children to cuddle with during these tough times.


Our little great niece loves her bear and now takes it to all of her dr appointments. She really needed something to make her smile. Thank you!

Michelle L.

The reactions of my students getting their bears has been overwhelming. They love them (and truly needed them). I had kids in tears telling me how much they loved them.

Suzanne R.

Recent news

Made for a QT

Our new brand, "Made for a QT" was launched in November 2021 and will be directly partnering with The QT Bear Foundation.

"Made for a QT" has a One for One business model. With every shirt sold, a QT bear is donated to a child in need!

Check us out below:

Made for a QT

QT Bears for Phoenix Children's Hospital

With the help of many amazing donors, 100 QT bears have been sent to children at Phoenix Children's Hospital's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. This donation was a collaboration with the Tyler Hallsey Foundation . Their mission is to provide hope and joy to children diagnosed with cancer, while working tirelessly to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.

QT Bears for Emerson Hospital- June 2021

QT Bears were delivered to Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Unit on June 28th, 2021. Our real-life QT Bear came along and spread lots of smiles & bear hugs to the staff & patients at Emerson Hospital. It was an amazing day and we couldn't have done it without the support of our donors!

Click the link below to see a heartfelt photo of a patient who recieved one of our bears!

"Ellie Bear"

QT Bears for Tufts Children's Hospital- May 2021

With help from the community, the QT Bear Foundation raised enough funds to donate a QT Bear to every child in a bed at Tuft's Children's Hospital (Boston, MA). We even made a special bear for their service dog, Bob!

Bob the Dog- Tuft's Children's Hospital

Why spread (QT) bear hugs?

Founder, Olivia here! Pictured above is me with my Dad, Bob Carlson, who has been my inspiration behind it all. Before he passed away of pancreatic cancer, we got these matching bears together. His bear is now buried with him...while mine brings me comfort when I'm missing him most. He may not be here on Earth with me anymore, but having my bear reminds me that he's never too far away.

Inspired by how much comfort something as simple as a teddy bear can bring, I created QT Bear LLC/The QT Bear Foundation to help others who may be struggling. My hope is that these bears can serve as a reminder of strength, comfort, and hope to those that need it most.

QuaranTine Bears: Where it All Began

The idea of a bear with a mask was born during the COVID-19 Pandemic to comfort children in their transition to mask-wearing. "QT Bear" originally stood for "QuaranTine Bear". We started as a small business, however, we are excited to share that we will also soon be a Nonprofit- The QT Bear Foundation. We will continue to evolve with the times and do everything we can to get our bears into the arms of children that need them most.

Where it all began!

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