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Charitable Partners

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OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGN PARTNERS

Build-A-Bear is honored to partner with national nonprofit organizations and international charities that support our ongoing mission to add a little more Heart Illustration to life. We are pleased to support select nonprofit organizations and registered charities via in-store fundraising campaigns as well as provide in-kind support to organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of children through opportunities to make their days a little bit brighter.

Build-A-Bear Foundation

We believe in the power of hugs and the simple comfort of having a furry friend by your side. Build-A-Bear Foundation seeks to add a little more ❤ to life by sharing hugs and making days a little bit brighter for those in need.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children transforms children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family-centered environment. Their mission is to Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Build-A-Bear is proud to support Shriners Hospitals with in-kind donations and funding for this important work.

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Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has training centers across the country, including California, Florida, Ohio, New York and Texas. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. There is no charge for the dog, its training and ongoing follow-up services.

At Build-A-Bear, our love for furry friends is central to our mission of adding a little more heart to life. We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at Canine Companions to help raise an assistance dog! We invite our Guests to join our Canine Companions puppy on the first steps of its journey and watch it train and grow. One day, they’ll become a Canine Companions assistance dog for a child, adult or veteran with a disability!

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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas through a variety of initiatives.

Since 2015, Build-A-Bear has raised nearly $400,000 and donated more than 35,000 furry friends to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Donate today to join us in supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach, providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

With its mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has been serving youth since 1900.

Build-A-Bear is proud to provide funding and furry friends to support the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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OUR OTHER CHARITABLE PARTNERS

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Make-A-Wish® Foundation of America

It’s the vision of Make-A-Wish to grant the wish of every eligible child diagnosed with a critical illness. A wish is granted every 34 minutes in the U.S. and its territories.

Build-A-Bear has raised more than $1.4M for Make-A-Wish, to date, helping to grant more than 325 wishes. We are honored to help make wishes come true in our Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the country.

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Barnardo’s UK

Barnardo’s believes a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Over the last 150 years, Barnardo’s has witnessed children’s incredible ability to transform their lives no matter what they have been through. And they know that when people believe in children, they start to believe in themselves.

Since 2015, Build-A-Bear has donated more than £100,000 and 10,000 furry friends to support Barnardo’s.

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WellChild

WellChild is the national UK children's charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible. Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. WellChild’s vision is for every child and young person living with serious health needs to have the best chance to thrive - properly supported at home with their families.

Build-A-Bear is honored to provide funding and furry friends in support of WellChild’s mission.

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QUESTIONS?

For more information about our National and International Partnerships and being a part of the Build-A-Bear mission, please visit our Charitable Giving FAQs.

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