Build-A-Bear Workshop Holds Toy Drive For Toys For Tots

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Give the gift of a teddy bear hug to a local child this holiday season by donating a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Visit any Build-A-Bear Workshop store location nationwide between Friday and Sunday to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 

Participants can also make and purchase a furry friend to donate to the toy drive at the store. 

Throughout the weekend, volunteer members of the U.S. Marine Corp will be on hand at stores at select times to collect the toys.

The toys will be distributed to children in need in the community this holiday season.

For store hours and locations visit:
http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/storefinder/findAStore.jsp

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