STARKART and the NALA Team Up With Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 General News
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STARKART and the NALA host second annual back-to-school donation drive to benefit the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, helping families that have children battling cancer.

VENTURA, Calif., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- STARKART, the largest grocery cart advertising company in the

U.S. and Canada, and the NALA, a digital marketing agency headquartered in Ventura, CA, are spearheading the donation drive for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF). This altruistic organization is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer living in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

The donation drive takes place from July 15 to August 9. Items needed include crayons, pencils, notebooks, composition books, markers, glue, kid scissors, folders, 3 ring binders, glue sticks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, pens, stickers, and backpacks. Donated items can be dropped off at the Ventura, CA, office, 1891 Goodyear Ave., Suite 620, or the Encino location at 5535 Balboa Blvd., Suite 210.

"Many of the children we help through our programs at Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation have had emotional, social, physical, and academic challenges that they've had to overcome. They've additionally missed a significant amount of time from school due to doctor appointments, treatments, chemotherapies and in some cases, surgeries," said Lindsey Leonard, Executive Director of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. "We are grateful to have STARKART and the NALA host a back-to-school drive to outfit our kids with critical supplies, such as backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, so that they can have a greater opportunity to be successful with their academics."

In addition to helping families during the holidays or at special times during the year with items such as holiday presents, canned food at Thanksgiving or Easter baskets, TBCF also helps defray costs that are often overlooked. These include monthly bills (rent/mortgage, utilities, etc.), automobile and related transportation costs, and other similar expenses, as parents usually have to take time off work or quit their jobs to spend quality time caring for their child in the hospital during their treatment.

TBCF offers programs that allow parents to be supported and to know they are not alone, so they can focus on their child's well-being during one of the most difficult times of their young life. These include a financial stability program, emotional support program and educational advocacy program. Its vision is to be the lead agency to instill resilience in families experiencing pediatric cancer.

To get involved with or to donate directly to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, please visit

For more information or media inquiries, please call 805.650.6121, ext. 361.

About STARKART STARKART has the largest shopping cart advertising network in the United States and Canada offering grocery cart advertising that reaches a network of thousands of locations. It offers small and medium-size local businesses the chance to target their audience, reaching current and potential customers throughout their entire marketing area by featuring them on the nose of the shopping carts at the major grocery stores right in the neighborhood. For more information about grocery cart advertising visit or

About the NALA™ The NALA's mission is to make a difference for local business owners by increasing awareness, sales and profits through online branding, marketing and advertising programs. The NALA helps businesses stand out among competitors through a platform for Reputation & Directory Management supported by online content marketing, press releases, local and national media outreach, social media, Collective Cause Marketing and a media room. The NALA helps businesses request and monitor reviews through Reputation Management and offers tools to help with SEO optimization, as well as reporting for Google and Facebook analytics. As digital marketing changes, you can count on the NALA to be at the forefront. Visit or call (866) 767-3238 for more information.

About Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provides emotional, educational and financial assistance to families living in the Tri-County Region that have a child with cancer. The vision of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is to be the lead agency to instill resilience in families experiencing pediatric cancer. It provides programs that allow parents to be supported and to know they are not alone. For more information, please call (805) 962-7466, or visit



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