|Beary Special Cause Programs Allow Customers To Financially Support Children’s Wellness, Literacy, Wildlife Preservation and Animal Shelters|
|St. Louis, MO (October 16, 2003) - This holiday season, Build-A-Bear Workshop
provides gift-givers an opportunity to give back when purchasing one of nine beary
special animals. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of these nine
furry friends is donated to support causes that are important to Build-A-Bear
This season, Build-A-Bear Workshop provides a variety of ways for gift-givers to bring smiles to the faces of friends and family while giving back to the community.
"Something magical happens when you visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop, you discover the fun of creating something new," said Build-A-Bear Workshop Chief Executive Bear Maxine Clark. "This creative experience is enhanced through our cause animals. The response of our guests, of all ages, tells us they care as much as we do about these important causes."
Build-A-Bear Workshop is the innovator and leader of the make-your-own-stuffed-animal
concept for mall-base retailing and operates a very successful e-commerce business.
By the end of 2003 there will be more than 150 locations in the USA including
four stores in Canada. Build-A-Bear Workshop aims to establish a global brand
over the next five years, with franchise plans across Europe, the Middle East
and the Far East. For more information, call (888) 560-BEAR (2327) or visit
the company's Web site at www.buildabear.com.