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Build-A-Bear Workshop Offers a Unique Piece to Support
Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customizable stuffed animals, today announced the launch of a special bear to support Autism Speaks® and its Light It Up Blue campaign during Autism Awareness Month. Throughout the company’s history, Build-A-Bear Workshop has supported causes that are important to its Guests, especially in the area of children’s health and wellness. The company is continuing its relationship with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, for the ninth consecutive year. “As the prevalence of autism grows, we know how increasingly important this cause is to Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. “With this new Autism Speaks Bear, we hope to raise awareness and make a difference for children and families impacted by autism.” The Autism Speaks Bear ($18) arrives on March 27 and $1 from the sale of this bear will be donated to Autism Speaks. An Autism Speaks bear-sized Tiny Tees® shirt ($7) will also be available, with 50 cents from every tee sold going directly to the charity. Throughout April, Guests can also donate $1 (or more) to Autism Speaks when they check out at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States or online atbuildabear.com. “Since 2005, Build-A-Bear Workshop and its Guests have raised more than $545,000 to support Autism Speaks,” said Alec Elbert, chief strategy and development officer at Autism Speaks. “Build-A-Bear Workshop has always been a strong supporter of our organization and families impacted by autism, and we are honored that the company and its customers are raising funds with this adorable bear to support our efforts.”
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