Build-A-Bear Workshop with stores throughout the GCC is one of the most popular destinations for children where they make their very own stuffed toys with a wonderful array of special bear clothing and accessories. Build-A-Bear Workshop, to mark the festive season of Eid-Al-Fitr, also a season of sharing and giving, distributed hundreds of bears to sick children all around the region’s top hospitals and children’s support organizations.
Over 150 Bears were distributed by their very own Mascot Bearemy who travelled to meet his new friends throughout Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. This would not have been possible but for the tremendous co-operation of Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait. It’s not easy to imagine the festive occasion of Eid-Al-Fitr without getting presents from our family and to fulfill the wishes of the sweet children was the purpose of distributing presents to the sick in Al-Sabah Hospital. Build-A-Bear Workshop made sure that they didn’t miss out to show that people outside of their close family circle are also thinking about them. The happiness doubles when it’s shared with people who need it the most and even more so amongst strangers.
The aim of this programme was to spread joy and positivity amongst the patients. “We’re a company with heart and this programme is a way for us to give something back to the community” said Paul Marks, Build-A-Bear Workshop General Manager. Build-A-Bear Workshop strives to try and make a difference to the lives of children throughout the world and closer to home, in all the communities in where we operate.
Through the kindness of our Guests who support us by buying our special charity donation bears, and our partnerships with local charities, we always aim to operate in a way that engages with society and gives as well as receives. As we start to grow in Kuwait we aim to increase our engagement with the community even more” said Paul Marks, Build-A-Bear Workshop General Manager.
Build-A-Bear certainly succeeded in bringing a little happiness and joy to these brave children. It’s important not simply to have good intentions, but to carry them out and this was reflected by their effortless campaign bringing a ray of hope and light across by the simple act of giving.