, Director of Major Gifts for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
has awarded a $2,500 gift to the local wish granting organization.
"We are truly grateful for this first-time grant award and look forward to the continued support from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bears Hugs Foundation,” said Casey. “As we enter the busiest wish granting season and with 200 kids scheduled to have their wishes granted this year, the need has never been greater.”
About the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, who are in need of a helping paw. With the sale of each Champ – A Champion Fur Kids – a special furry friend available in all Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores, one dollar is donated to children’s health and wellness causes. Funds are available to qualified non-profit groups in the United States and Canada through the foundation’s grant process. Visit www.buildabear.com for more information.