Build-A-Bear Foundation is proud to partner with charities around the world that support children in need of a teddy bear hug.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies. Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
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Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster.
Every year, Build-A-Bear Foundation donates teddy bears to be included in the Baby2Baby rescue bundles. Click here to learn more about Baby2Baby. (By clicking the link you are leaving the Build-A-Bear Foundation web site)
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.
In 2019, Build-A-Bear Foundation invited Build-A-Bear Guests to name a Canine Companions puppy and follow along as throughout his training. You can follow Heartley’s journey here! (By clicking the link you are leaving the Build-A-Bear Foundation site)
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.
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MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation’s mission is to collect and distribute toys for less fortunate children at Christmas. Build-A-Bear and Build-A-Bear Foundation have been proud partners of Toys for Tots for more than 10 years, helping to bring the joy of Christmas and a message of hope to children across America.
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