At River’s Gift, we’re driven in advocating for continued development and improvement in the fields of scientific SIDS research and safe sleep education – to ensure babies lives aren’t compromised in sleep.
River’s Gift’s mascot is our big blue, cuddly and friendly “Hope the Elephant”. She helps us to raise awareness and promote our message of Stamping Out SIDS, particularly at community days, school fairs, tradeshows and on stage with the beloved children’s band, The Mik Maks. You can access your copy of the Hope the Elephant song, performed by The Mik Maks, here.
When it came the time to choose a mascot for River’s Gift, back in 2013, a friend asked Alex and Karl (River’s parents) whether River ever had a favourite soft toy or teddy. Ah hah, of course! River had a soft elephant toy during his short little life, so it was there and then that the mascot choice was made in an instant, and the seed of creation for Hope the Elephant was sown.
To bring a little bit of Hope into your home, you can purchase your very own Hope the Elephant replica soft toy via our shop.