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Build-A-Bear Workshop Wants You to Hug-A-Teacher (and more)!


If you regularly follow the DonorsChoose.org blog, you have already seen some great ways that Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered to help students across the country. The company’s GivingCard campaign has been a huge success and introduced many Buildabearville.com users to DonorsChoose.org. Also, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEB (Chief Executive Bear) Maxine Clark is raising $60,000 for classrooms in honor of her 60th birthday. But there’s even more!The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation has declared March “Hug-A-Teacher Month,” and in honor of teachers everywhere, the Foundation has funded 8 inspiring projects from around the country. These “You have been bear hugged” grants highlight the importance of student learning in subjects such as science, math, and English. Projects in Seattle, San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, Fort Worth, Fort Wayne (IN), Raleigh, and Boston were funded.Check out this great article for more information on Build-A-Bear Workshop and this great partnership. Be sure to hug a teacher this month and thank them for educating our nation’s youth, and you can even make their day (and month) by funding a project at DonorsChoose.org!Also, by donating her birthday to DonorsChoose.org, Maxine Clark was the first official participant of The Great Give-Back Birthday! Visit our website again in March to find more details about how you can donate your birthday to DonorsChoose.org!

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