Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation Helps Wrap Delaware Children in Warmth
Thanks to the generosity of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, Operation Warm is able to provide countless coats to Delaware children in need. Build-A-Bear truly cares about children, and their support of our fight against the adverse effects of poverty is a testament to their efforts. Together Operation Warm and Build-A-Bear are warming the bodies and hearts of at-risk children.
Operation Warm would like to thank the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation for their support of our cause.
Thanks to their generosity, we will give even more coats away this winter to Delaware children who really need them!
Shipments of brand-new coats will soon go out to schools and organizations throughout Delaware, serving elementary school children -many of whom don’t have adequate winter clothing. The coats will not only provide children with warmth, but also enable them to wait for the school bus, walk to school, build snow forts, and go sledding in comfort, style, and warmth this winter. Operation Warm’s beneficiaries share stories of children arriving to school on time and ready to learn, with heightened self-esteem because they are no longer alienated because of inadequate clothing. We hope to serve 17,500 children in Delaware this year and we are extremely grateful to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation and all our Delaware donors for their support!
About the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation:
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, who are in need of a helping paw. With the sale of each Champ -A Champion Fur Kids™- a special furry friend available in all Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores, one dollar is donated to children’s health and wellness causes. Funds are available to qualified non-profit groups in the United States and Canada through the foundation’s grant process. Visit www.buildabear.com for more information.
About Operation Warm:
Operation Warm provides new winter coats to children in need across the United States. In 2013-2014 Operation Warm will serve approximately 200,000 children living in poverty. Nationally, 16.5 million children live in poverty in the United States. In Delaware, there are a recorded 35,000 children living in poverty.
To learn more about The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, visit www.BuildABear.com.
To make a contribution to Operation Warm and help provide new winter coats to children in need, CLICK HERE.
A Look Back at Winter 2016 – 2017: A Season of Warmth
Thanks to our partners, supporters and staff who helped Operation Warm give hundreds of thousands of new coats to children in need across the United States this past winter season,…Read More
Operation Warm Awarded Generous Grant from the EQT Foundation
Thanks to a generous grant from the EQT Foundation, Operation Warm was able to provide brand new coats to 1,250 children from several counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania this winter. Children…Read More