U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Join Forces with St. Aloysius Third Graders and Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) to Jump Start the Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

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Who: NYC Marines and Third Graders from St. Aloysius School...

What: . . . Third graders have been enlisted for the morning to
help area Marines and Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) kick off the
2008 Toys for Tots toy drive. Together they will make furry
friends that will become part of the more than 325,000
stuffed animals Build-A-Bear Workshop has already donated
to the children's charity during this past year. To date,
this is the largest toy donation received by Toys for Tots
this year and will be celebrated in aspecial ceremony. The
goal is to ensure children in need receive a teddy bear hug
during the holidays.

When: Monday, November 10, 2008
10:00 a.m. - Noon

Where: Build-A-Bear Workshop(R)
565 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212.871.7080

Visual and Interview Opportunities:

  • NYC Marines making furry friends with third graders from St. Aloysius
  • Local Marine reading a special holiday story to students
  • Students and Marines loading 7-Ton Tactical Vehicle with bears
  • Bear presentation
  • William J. Grein, Major, USMC (Ret) and Vice President, Marketing and Development U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop representatives


Why: This Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16, Guests are
encouraged to participate in the "Spirit of Giving" toy
drive benefitting Toys for Tots at all Build-A-Bear
Workshop stores across the country. Guests are invited to
drop off a new, unwrapped toy that will be given by local
Toys for Tots chapters to children in need this holiday
season.

***YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COVER***

CONTACT: For Build-A-Bear Workshop
Rini Ader, 212-996-1398
Cell: 646-872-3229
rinia@blickandstaff.com
or
Margaret Welch, 314-727-5700, ext. 106
Cell: 314-703-1215
margaretw@blickandstaff.com

SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop

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