Community WareBear

Twas a week before Christmas and all through the Warehouse, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The linens were folded on the shelves with care, ready for volunteers to wrap and share. Pots and pans sat ready for cookin’, for these, families in the morn would be lookin’. The Warehouse team had rushed home to their spouses, excited to savor the warmth of their houses.

Yet little did they know what they would encounter in the morning, a mascot and friend, they would have no warning. An estate sale had taken place across the river, the Warehouse truck had been packed amidst winter shiver. Amongst tables, lampshades, and other assorted clutter, sat a big black bear who couldn’t spare but a stutter. To him the cold was no such complication, for in the morning he would experience a new sense of elation.

When the sun came up and the Warehouse team returned, the big black bear was uncovered and newly learned. Everyone at the Warehouse ooh-ed and aww-ed, as the 4-foot-7 inch carnivore was carried abroad. As the team contemplated what to do with the bear, they set him aside and dressed him in Warehouse flare. Days passed and the bear’s presence remained consistent, providing passing smiles, good vibes, and joyous assistance. Since then he has resided as the ‘WareBear’, a friendly reminder of our mission and a symbol that we care. So cheers to the WareBear and all that he stands for: teamwork, respect, and what it really means to be there for your neighbors – an open door!

Now that you’ve been introduced…

WareBear is stylish…

WareBear Stylish (small)

WareBear is just like us…

WareBear Like Us (small)

WareBear can get a little goofy sometimes…

Silly WareBear (small)