If you're a fan of Build-A-Bear you need to mark your calendar for September 9 because the company is teaming up with Walmart to make their annual National Teddy Bear Day event celeBEARation bigger than ever! Beginning on September 7, Build-A-Bear will launch their limited-edition National Teddy Bear Day furry friend for just $6.50. And for the first time ever this offer will also be available in Walmart stores across the United States!
Not only will customers be able to participate in three days of events at Build-A-Bear workshops but also at participating Walmart stores across the country, helping to make this the biggest celebration of National Teddy Bear Day in history.
Bearemy, the Build-A-Bear mascot will also be present in stores on September 7 and at iconic landmarks and communities around the world on September 8. Fans are encouraged to take a picture with Bearemy if they see him and post the picture on social media using the hashtag #nationalteddybearday, or simply post their own photo. For each photo that is shared with the hashtag between September 2 and September 7, Build-A-Bear Foundation will donate a teddy bear to a child in need (up to 50,000 teddy bears globally). This year’s donation is expected to be the largest single-day donation in the Foundation’s history.
"We are pleased to once again lead the celebration of National Teddy Bear Day and honored to work with Walmart on our first-ever national collaboration to make this the biggest event yet,” said Sharon Price John, Build-A-Bear Workshop chief executive officer, and president. “This year, the weekend will be filled with fun in-store activities including a special offer for a collectible furry friend designed especially for the occasion, appearances throughout the world by our huggable mascot, Bearemy, and in line with our mission to ‘add a little more heart to life’, the donation of thousands of furry friends to multiple charities to help children in need. National Teddy Bear Day has become an annual occasion to celebrate the difference that the hug of a teddy bear and the heart of a powerful brand like Build-A-Bear can make in the world,” concluded Ms. John.
If you can't make it to your local Build-A-Bear Workshop to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day but still want to grab one of the limited edition bears, head to your local Walmart between September 7 and September 9 to pick one up for just $6.50, while supplies last.