I wanted to give my readers a “heads up” about a special event taking place a Build-a-Bear across the country. It’s a charitable event that benefits the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation.
Here are the details.
Make Furry Friends for Free to Donate to U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 – 21, 2012 – During Stuffed with Hugs™ weekend, more than 25,000 furry friends will be made and given to less fortunate children through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Build-A-Bear Workshop® invites the first 100 Guests at each of its U.S. stores to help make stuffed animals for free to give to children in need of an extra teddy bear hug this holiday season. As a thank you, Guests who participate in Stuffed with Hugs will receive a coupon for $3 off their own furry friend. The stuffed animal making process will take place during regular store hours each day and continue until all 100 furry friends are made in each store. Stuffed with Hugs provides the opportunity to give a gift to children who otherwise may not receive presents this holiday season. The event is part of a variety of weekend activities celebrating the 15th birthday of Build-A-Bear Workshop. For store hours and locations visit www.BuildaBear.com.
If you are free that weekend please consider stopping by your nearest Build-a-Bear location to make a fuzzy friend for a child who might not otherwise get a holiday gift this year.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit of my site readers as well as to help out this wonderful charity. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.