Community Service

Student delegates will be creating Get Well cards for kids in pediatric hospitals in the region and dressing “Bear Buddies” to be delivered to those patients. All delegates will have the opportunity to purchase a “Conference Bear Buddy” to take home as a souvenir. 
Pre-Order Your VISION 2023 Bear Buddy!

Bear Buddies are brown, 15 inches tall, and wearing a conference t-shirt. They are $15/each and will be delivered to your state room on the second day of the conference (June 27). Bear Buddies must be pre-ordered by May 15 and will not be available for purchase at the conference.  Order your limited edition souvenir today! 

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VISION 2023 Bear Buddy
The Fourth General Session on Tuesday is dedicated to the power of Community Service via a TED Talk-style format and will feature three service organizations from the greater Collinsville area. Conference attendees will get to hear the stories of the founding of these service groups, what they are doing to help others, and how attendees can help in their communities back home! The three organizations are:

Kellsie's Hope Foundation

Giving HOPE to children with cancer

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Got Your Six Support Dogs

Providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and/or trauma.

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Pujols Family Foundation

Helping those living with Down Syndrome here in the U.S. and improving the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic

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