In addition to movie tie-ins, holiday-themed bears, and high-tech Kinect-enabled bears, Build-A-Bear Workshop’s holiday lineup includes five stuffed animals that support a variety of charitable organizations.
When customers purchase the 16-inch “Dachshund” for $22, $1 is donated to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to be granted to organizations working to support domestic pet programs throughout the United States and Canada.
For each purchase of the $25 “WWF Fennec Fox,” $1 will go to the World Wildlife Fund to protect endangered animals and their habitats.
Returning this year is the $18 Teddy “Champ – A Champion Fur Kids.” $1 of his purchase price will be donated to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation which supports children’s health and wellness causes such as juvenile diabetes, autism, children’s cancer research, nutrition, and child safety. Since first introducing Champ in 2006, Build-A-Bear Workshop has raised more than $800,000.
For every purchase of “Read Teddy,” also priced at $18, 50 cents will go to First Book, providing books to children from low-income families, and 50 cents to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to support other literacy and education programs.
Find out more at Build-A-Bear’s website.