FHS receives $1,000 grant

Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) recently announced the receipt of a $1,000 grant from Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.

Build-A-Bear Workshop is a U.S. retailer that sells stuffed animals in over 400 stores worldwide. In 2013 they were listed in the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the fifth year in a row.

One of the company’s goals is to give back through their foundation, The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.

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Selena Coffey, Executive Director of FHS, noted that this was the first grant received from Build-A-Bear workshop for FHS.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and to begin a partnership with such a fine and prestigious company. They donate one dollar from the sale of each of their Bearemy’s Kennel pals to their foundation, which in turn, supports direct pet care offered by animal shelters like Foothills Humane Society. “

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, in need of a helping paw.

With the sale of each full-sized Bearemy’s Kennel Pals® friend — a collection of Build A Bear Workshop® plush dogs — one dollar is donated to domestic pet programs including local animal shelters, stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations, and pet education programs around the country.

These funds are available to qualified non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada. Visit www.buildabear.com for more information.

– article submitted
by Joyce L. Cox