Bead Artists! Join the Champions Challenge

Go for Gold in 2021!

Building on the success of the 2020 “1000 Bead Challenge,” we are making this year’s challenge even more fun and exciting!

We will tally your bead donations throughout the year, right up until midnight on December 31. While the goal remains to donate at least 1000 beads, we will have special recognition and thank-you gifts for three levels of Challenge Champions in 2021!

  • GOLD – Donate 1501-2000 beads (stretch goal = 2021)
  • SILVER – Donate 1001-1500 beads
  • BRONZE – Donate 500-1000 beads

Please join our Bead Artists Facebook Group for updates throughout the year!

How To Donate:

Print and fill out this Bead Donation Form and then mail it to us with the beads you would like to donate. Read more about the types of beads we use.

Mail To:

Beads of Courage, Inc.
Attn: Bead Donations
3230 N. Dodge Blvd. Suite J
Tucson, AZ 85716

Important Note: Bead Delivery to Hospitals

None of our member hospitals are set up for direct donation. All beads distributed in our programs are our responsibility, we need to see every Act of Courage bead before it goes out.

Special Requirements: Act of Courage Beads

Act of Courage Beads can take almost any form that you would like to make—it’s an opportunity for you to let your imagination go! The 3/32″ mandrel is preferred but other sizes are also usable.

Please have nice ‘puckers’ on the ends of the beads, sharp edges on the bead holes cut fingers and can not be sent out. Overly frilly bits sticking out may break off and leave sharp edges on the surface, be sure that raised dots have solid connections (no undercuts) and that surface decorations are robust enough to take some knocking about.

We ask that you refrain from using reduction frit or glasses that give a metallic sheen on the surface due to heavy metal issues with these materials. We can’t send metallic reduction surface beads to the kids.

Anneal your beads properly in a kiln to ensure they don’t crack. Cracked beads have to go in the waste basket.

Please make sure that the bead release is cleaned out. Beads with the release still inside take more time for our volunteer staff to clean and this tremendously slows down turnaround time to the hospitals.

When you send your beads please fill out the Bead Donation Form, it helps us to expedite sending you a receipt and certificate for your donation.

More Questions?

More Questions? Join the Beads of Courage Bead Artists Group or email

Congratulations and many thanks to the following artists who completed the 2020 “1000 Bead Challenge“:

Nachole Black
Debbie Brodsky
Kristy Brose
Patricia Chaffee
Karen Colaneri
Karen Crown
Ann DeHoff
Audra Delashmutt
Mimi Huszer Faquant
Ren Farnsworth
Cathy Feaster
Sioux George
Analisa Guay
Marlene Hernandez
Nithya Jonnawithule
Tanya Layton
Melodie Lee
Jackie Marr
Mary Brown-Martilik
Donna Miller
Dobrila Pintar
Denise Reschauer
Eileen Robbins
Karen Sherwood
Debora Sims
Barbara Sosna
Diana Spiller
Ann Wierbinski
Diane Worthington