Share Your Heart with Build-A-Bear Workshop & Save the Children

Build-A-Bear & Save the Children

When you give from your heart, you can truly change the world.

Every day, children across the country are exposed to stressful home environments, community violence, natural disasters and other traumatic experiences. Their physical, mental and emotional well-being are at risk.

Build-A-Bear and Build-A-Bear Foundation partnered with Save the Children to make sure these children are safe, protected and have the tools they need to thrive.

Through in-store and online donations, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests supported Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program. The Build-A-Bear Foundation matched each Guest’s donation made in U.S. Stores, up to $100,000. Guests also filled out special Share Your Heart cards to send positive thoughts and encouragement to children in the Journey of Hope Program.

About Journey of Hope

Save the Children believes that all children, regardless of geography or family income, deserve support to tackle the challenges they face. The Journey of Hope program empowers children of all ages to identify their own strengths and to build coping skills, self-esteem, and overall resiliency to reach their full potential.

Children who complete the program are better able to express feelings of anger, grief and stress, and have newfound skills to cope with their emotions. They develop strategies to manage bullying and come away with new friendships that leave them feeling safer and more supported. For more information go to


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