On Saturday, May 17, kids of all ages had a chance to give back . . . their way. Build-A-Bear Workshop® held their annual Stuffed with Hugs™ day. Guests helped stuff White Fluffy Puppies for free then donated the stuffed animal to one of three causes—children’s health and wellness, children’s literacy and humane animal education programs.
This is the first time in the eight-year history of the Stuffed with Hugs program that Build-A-Bear Workshop® partnered with multiple organizations and asked its Guests to choose where the furry friends are donated.
This year’s Stuffed with Hugs program was a huge success. As one of the three charities selected to participate, Pet Shelters Across America received thousands of the White Fluffy Puppies at each of their 70 locations through the United States. Our members used the adorable stuffed toys as adoption incentives, recognition awards and even some shelters created displays. In Cincinnati, a display featuring the White Fluffy Puppies reinforced the importance of controlling the pet population. A sign centered around 20 or more of the plush toys read, “Spay or Neuter Your Pet Or Else This Could Happen.”
We thank Build-A-Bear Workshop for allowing Pet Shelters Across America to be part of this wonderful program.