Dori Bear Program


A beautiful gift

On June 1, 1994, Agrace HospiceCare patient Doris “Dori” Klubertanz died—and left a beautiful legacy. When she was living, Doris surrounded herself with teddy bears. She believed strongly in their power to bring warmth, love and a smile to folks of all ages. Because Doris found such comfort in her bears, she wanted to share her experience with other hospice patients and their families. So she left a gift to Agrace HospiceCare to establish the Dori Bear Program.


Help support Agrace HospiceCare’s Dori Bear Program

We welcome donations from individuals, families, service organizations, faith communities, businesses and others. New teddy bears larger than 10 inches tall are needed year-round. For health and safety reasons, all donated bears must be new with tags still attached.

We invite you to drop bears off at either of our Agrace HospiceCare locations:

Agrace HospiceCare                                         Agrace HospiceCare
5395 E. Cheryl Parkway                                    3001 W. Memorial Drive
Madison, WI 53711                                           Janesville, WI 53548


If you prefer to make a financial donation to the Dori Bear Program, please write a check to Agrace HospiceCare. and note “Dori Bear” on the memo line. Mail or bring the check to either Agrace HospiceCare location.