Sunday, March 6, 2011

Build-A-Bear Workshop and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partner in the Cause For Celebration program

Looking for a way to combine the interaction of Twitter with a great cause to benefit children? It's here!

On March 7, Build-A-Bear Workshop is launching a national fundraising partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and you're invited to join in the celebration!

Join Marlo Thomas and Maxine Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, on Monday, March 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 am EST for a TweetUp happening at #BABWStJude to kick off the Cause for Celebration program going on across the nation.

So what is included in this new program? Beginning on March 7, guests who schedule a party at any Build-A-Bear Workshop store across the country will have the option of adding an additional $10 dollar donation to their party. Their entire donation will be directed to St. Jude to support life-saving research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In addition, each party attendee can place a special sticker on a St. Jude Party Poster and receive a second sticker to wear (the posters will be given to St. Jude once they are completely covered in stickers). The party guest of honor will also receive a bear-sized tee shirt for their new furry friend that says “I helped the children of St. Jude” for all the party attendees to sign.

In honor of each guest donation to the hospital to help with their important research and treatment, Build-A-Bear Workshop will hold a party for a St. Jude patient when they reach a milestone in their treatment. They will then receive a personalized card signed by party guests and a gift card to experience the fun of making their very own furry friend at any Build-A-Bear Workshop store nationwide and in Canada. What a fun experience for a deserving child!

You can also participate in the Cause for Celebration program and donate to St. Jude throughout the month of March at check-out in any Build-A-Bear Workshop store in the U.S. and Canada or online.

However, in conjunction with the launch of this new program, Build-A-Bear Workshop wants to reward fans with something as well! From March through August, they will provide Facebook fans the opportunity to win a Cause for Celebration party valued at $300 for themselves and their friends.

If that's not enough, all participants in this contest will be entered to win the grand prize, a Build-A-Party celebration valued at $500 plus a $500 contribution to St. Jude made in their name! For more details or to enter to win, head over to visit Build-A-Bear Workshop on Facebook.

As the nation's leading research and treatment center for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital never turns a child away because of a family's inability to pay. Which is just another reason why supporting them through wonderful companies like Build-A-Bear Workshop is such a great thing!

Be sure to tune in March 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 am EST at #BABWStJude to kick off this event and join @buildabear, @StJude, @MarloThomas and @ChiefExecBear in supporting the Cause for Celebration!


Anonymous said...

What a great cause. Too bad the tweetup is during the day. Such bad timing for me. I wish we had a Build-A-Bear near us.