Inaugural Barran’s Bears Gala
Scarlett's "Blankets and Bears" program is a Barrans Bears initiative that provides blankets to Shelters for Women and Children, many of whom are fleeing Domestic Violence. Although it doesn't solve the big problem, blankets and bears can, as Scarlett so lovingly said, "help mommies stay warm, and help kids feel safe", while living in a shelter.
Barrans Bears started with a small box, placed lovingly at Fleet Tire in Metairie Louisiana by Mr.Frank Labarre. Mr. Labarre gave Barrans Bears a chance, offering his humble shop as a place for people to donate new and gently used teddy bears…and then…Barrans Bears grew, and grew, and grew. Barrans Bears Founder, Deputy Turner Barran was able to provide his squad with teddy bears for their patrol vehicles. Within a few months, the entire Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office was equipped with teddy bears. In just a few more short months, a total of 12 Police Departments were being provided with Teddy Bears to help the children they came across at scenes of Domestic Violence, Car accidents, House Fires, Crime Scenes, and other traumatic events.
The growing hasn’t stopped! Barrans Bears has been featured on WGNO News, WWL News, and Media Outlets in Sarasota Florida.
Please join us for a night of fun! Saints Hall of Famer Dalton Hilliard will be available to sign autographs and Jarod Oysterhold will be live painting the event! Music by D Play. Silent Auction, Heads and Tails, Punchwall and, of course, a Live Auction.
For More information, visit www.barransbearsinc.com