What is Teddy Bear Tea Party?

The Rotary Club of Olympia Capital Centennial Teddy Bear Tea Party (TBTP) has raised over $120K in the past 17 years to assist youth homelessness and literacy efforts in Olympia and Thurston County.

We have partnered with many local associations to magnify our positive impact. We have provided annual perseverance scholarships to a running start and graduating seniors who have exemplified the courage to overcome difficult circumstances. The TBTP is an annual celebration of childhood in anticipation of the Holiday Seasons and also a conduit to raise money to make a difference with high-priority causes in our community.

The TBTP event brings together young leaders through the local interact program to interact and participate with the children during the event. The opportunity to experience service above self is an opportunity we present to our interact members.

Join us at our next Teddy Bear Tea Party!

Friday, Nov 24, 2023, from 2:30 pm-4 pm

Reserve your tickets today!

The location is:
The Olympia Elks Lodge
1818 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506

Please submit a Reservation.

This delightful event is designed for children ages 2-7 and their families. Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. The Elks Lodge will be festively decorated for the holiday seasons, and with special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus, the children’s senses will be peaked as they participate in all the merriment.

Musical entertainment, craft projects, cookie decorating, snacks, and more will be there. Remember to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa.

Teddy Bear nurses will ensure all is well with our stuffed animal guests. This will be a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to kick off the holiday season with their wide-eyed little ones.

Net proceeds for this event will go to support the various programs sponsored by Capital Rotary, including the Homeless Backpack Program, Safe Place, and the Family Support Center, as well as provide scholarships for college-bound homeless students and provide school supplies.  Additionally, we have provided bookshelves and books for the South Sound Reading Foundation and Madison Elementary School.

Want to read more about the Teddy Bear Tea Party, check out the article by Thurston Talk.

**Photos taken at the event may be used in our future marketing materials and website. 

For sponsorship information, please get in touch with Scott Beckwith at beckwithsc@comcast.net