BABWlogoBuild-a-Bear Workshop Inc. is kicking off its annual Merry Mission charitable program through a new partnership supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Build-a-Bear Workshop invites guests to join the Merry Mission to make furry friends and donate funds to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This marks the first year Build-a-Bear Workshop and the Build-a-Bear Foundation have teamed up with Boys & Girls Club of America in a national partnership.

To encourage the spirit of giving all season long, guests can participate in a variety of ways. This weekend, Nov. 11 to 13, guests can make bears at no charge to donate to local Boys & Girls Clubs, up to 70 bears per store. Through Nov. 23, guests can make a “nice list” paper chain, and for each of the first 50,000 links created and signed with a guest’s name, Build-a-Bear Foundation will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $50,000.

Ten percent of the net profits from the sale of Life is Good furry friends T-shirts up to $20,000 will be donated to Life is Good Kids Foundation to support their work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In addition, throughout the holidays, guests can make a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at checkout.