The CHF and Build A Bear Workshop National Partnership

February 15, 2013

The Children's Heart Foundation Build a BearThe Children’s Heart Foundation is a fabulous organization aimed at bringing “health, hope, and happiness to children impacted by Congenital Heart Defects.”  Their goal is to make this happen by funding research for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHD. We love The CHF, and everything they do to help our children survive.

The Children’s Heart Foundation and Build A Bear Workshop National Partnership is in its fourth consecutive year.  Build A Bear has created an opportunity for all of their guests to make a contribution to CHF when they complete their purchase during the month of February. This is a great CHD Awareness activity for all families impacted by CHD.

Here is how it works:

  1. Visit any one of Build A Bear Workshop’s over 300 stores throughout the United States. ( )
  2. Select a lovable & cuddly item.
  3. Stuff the item, make a wish & place the heart inside.
  4. Select clothing or any other accessory
  5. Create a “birth certificate”.
  6. Proceed to checkout. While at checkout, you will be asked if you wish to make a $1 contribution to CHF, thereby helping fund the most promising congenital heart defect research, “Saving Children’s Lives – One Heart at a Time”.

Thanks to many in the CHD Community, and the generosity of Build A Bear guests over the past three years, over $600,000 has been donated to CHF which has enabled them to continue to fund cutting edge research projects at world class institutions across the United States and Canada.

Because of continued advancements made in research, many children born with Congenital Heart Defects have been able to lead productive & happy lives surrounded by grateful & loving friends and family.  CHF is an organization solely dedicated to raising funds to conduct such research. 100% of funds raised by Build A Bear and their guests during the month of February will be used to fund congenital heart defect research in 2013 and beyond.

Throughout the month of February, check out photos, stories and videos of CHF kids making their favorite furry friends. ( ).

You can also view videos on CHF’s YouTube channel @

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