Construct-A-Bear to Donate Stuffed Animals to Youngsters and School rooms in Want on Nationwide Teddy Bear Day

Build-A-Bear is continuous its longstanding dedication to kids and childhood literacy with a brand new initiative.

In celebration of Nationwide Teddy Bear Day on Sept. 9, Build-A-Bear Workshop and the Construct-A-Bear Basis are having a particular one-day promotion offering visitors a possibility to take part in a “Purchase a Bear, Give a Bear” program.

For each furry pal bought in Construct-A-Bear Workshops and on-line on Nationwide Teddy Bear Day, a reciprocal furry pal might be donated by Construct-A-Bear and distributed by Construct-A-Bear Basis to a toddler or a classroom in want, with a purpose of offering at the least 50,000 fuzzy hugs. 

“At Construct-A-Bear, we add a bit of extra coronary heart to life with every part we do,” says Sharon Value John, President and Chief Government Officer of Construct-A-Bear. “The ‘Purchase a Bear, Give a Bear’ initiative on Nationwide Teddy Bear Day, furthers our dedication to giving again and making a constructive impression on the group with our cherished teddy bears which have introduced many smiles, hugs and luxury in our 25 yr historical past. Furry studying companions play a strong function in selling schooling, consolation, and emotional well-being for youngsters.”

This initiative coincides with the 2023 back-to-school season, providing a possibility to equip college students, lecturers, and households with a brand new academic useful resource. Analysis has indicated the constructive affect of stuffed animals in a studying setting, together with an enchancment and pleasure for studying. Academics have additionally cited further advantages that embrace fostering group, encouraging good habits, and constructing confidence.

“The significance of schooling and studying in shaping a toddler’s future success, each in class and past, must be prioritized,” says Chris Damage, President of Construct-A-Bear Basis. “It’s as much as all of us to take lively steps to assist literacy efforts and contribute to the betterment of kids’s schooling. The ‘Purchase a Bear, Give a Bear’ program has the potential to make a constructive impression on many, many kids’s lives by fostering a love for studying and studying from an early age.”

Final yr, Construct-A-Bear donated 20,000 teddy bears to function “studying buddies” in Title I faculties. The inspiration expects to surpass that benchmark with this yr’s impression of the “Purchase a Bear, Give a Bear” occasion.

To take part within the Nationwide Teddy Bear Day promotion, visitors can go to any Construct-A-Bear Workshop location or to make a furry pal of their selecting. With every buy, a corresponding teddy bear might be donated to the Construct-A-Bear Basis, which is able to oversee distribution to kids and school rooms in want.

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