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Save The Children

Share Your Heart with
Save the Children

Build-A-Bear Foundation
Save The Children
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Build-A-Bear and Build-A-Bear Foundation are committed to adding a little more heart to life and have partnered with Save the Children to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the United States and Canada (to learn more about Save the Children’s Canadian programs, please click here).

No child lives without the risk of facing traumatic experiences. Whether it’s chronic poverty in the community or a devastating tornado, providing children with immediate and long-term emotional support enables their recovery while fostering resilience. For children and youth, in addition to health problems, consequences of trauma include difficulties with learning, ongoing behavior problems, impaired relationships, and poor social and emotional competence.

Save the Children provides schools and communities with structured programs designed to support emotional development. Since 2007, the Journey of Hope program has been delivered to more than 85,000 children in the United States and offers five grade–and age-specific curricula designed to build resiliency among children, youth, and their caregivers, while helping them understand their feelings.

To learn more about the Journey of Hope program and Save the Children, click here. To read about how the Journey of Hope program helped one community, click here.

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Looking for ways to help?

Now through February 28, you can make a donation in store or online at to support Save the Children. All monies collected will go to support Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program in the United States, Canada, and the U.K.

Build-A-Bear Foundation will match each Guest donation made in U.S. stores, up to $100,000.


(Add your donation on the basket page.)