Build-A-Bear Workshop® and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation are demonstrating their support for teachers and youth education nationwide and inviting others to celebrate learning and the importance of teachers in the lives of their students by designating March, Hug-A-Teacher Month. To date, the Build-A-Bear Workshop partnership with DonorsChoose.org, combined with a challenge fund established by Company Founder Maxine Clark, has raised over $100,000 to help teachers and students across the country.
The education cele-bear-ation will highlight some of the teacher projects supported by the partnership between Build-A-Bear Workshop, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, which is an organization committed to bettering the lives of children across the nation by supporting public school teachers with funds for classroom projects. In just four months, this partnership has provided over $40,000 in project grants for public schools across the nation and helped fund nearly 4,000 classroom projects.
Introducing the month of cele-bear-ation for education, Maxine Clark said, “I was fortunate enough to have public school teachers who were amazing role models. They inspired and encouraged me to find my passion and follow my dreams. Great teachers are one of the reasons I am who I am today. Making a difference in the life of a child through education is a wonderful gift and a great way to give back to the teachers who made a difference for me. DonorsChoose.org supports and energizes teachers and our partnership with donorschoose.org is a great example of the power of WE.”
March Is Hug-A-Teacher Month At Build-A-Bear Workshop(R)
March 5, 2009 by Cris | 0 Comments