• Autism Speaks

    March 26, 2012

    Hey everyone!

    Starting today until the end of April, Guests who make a purchase at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States or Canada, or online, can donate to Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is a foundation that helps more people learn about autism and helps raise money for research to hopefully find a cure for it one day.

    Did you know that this is the 8th year in a row that Build-A-Bear Workshop is partnering with Autism Speaks? Because of Guests who donate, they have been able to help a lot of kids over the years, so it’s cool that they are partnering with them again.

    Bye everyone!




  • Purple Day is Monday, March 26!

    March 21, 2012

    March 26 is a very special day. It’s Purple Day, a day founded by one of our 2011 Huggable Heroes to help raise awareness for epilepsy. Cassidy Megan McCarthy has epilepsy, which causes her to have seizures. Seizures can be scary for those who have them and the people around them, so Cassidy wanted to make sure more people knew what to do if they were around someone having a seizure. She started Purple Day so that more people can know about the disease and so that other people with epilepsy will know they are not alone.

    Purple and lavender are the official colors for epilepsy awareness, so that is why she called it Purple Day. Be sure to wear purple on Monday! Visit Cassidy’s website, www.purpleday.org, to learn more about this special day.




  • First Day of Spring!

    March 19, 2012

    Tomorrow, March 20, is the first official day of spring. It’s one of my favorite seasons! Technically it’s only the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (in the Southern Hemisphere tomorrow will be the first day of fall.) Spring is so great because flowers start to bloom and it starts to get warmer! The days are also longer which means more time to ride my bike.

    I like to go on bike rides with my dad when he gets home from work. In the winter we don’t get to do it as much because it’s too dark by the time he gets home, and it’s not very safe to ride in the dark because it’s hard for cars to see us.

    Do you have a favorite season? Do you have a special hobby or sport that you play only during a certain time of the year?

    Happy spring!