Albany, NY, January 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Ronald McDonald House in Albany to receive teddy bears from AuPairCare’s Share-A-Bear party.
AuPairCare, a leading au pair placement agency located online at www.aupaircare.com, is teaming up with Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide to hold their Share-A-Bear campaign which invites au pairs to give back to their local communities by making a bear and donating it to a local children’s charity.
AuPairCare’s monthly au pair activities have involved charitable giving in the past however this is the first time AuPairCare has launched a nationwide charitable campaign. Heidi Woehl, VP of AuPairCare, says “AuPairCare is present in many of same areas as Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and their mission of creating a place “where best friends are made” is very much in-line with the role an au pair can play in the life of a child and host family. We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity for our au pairs who make a difference in the lives of the children they care for, to extend the spirit of international friendship through these bears to other children in their area.”
Albany area au pairs will hold their party on February 2nd at Crossgate Mall’s Build-A-Bear Workshop. Led by AuPairCare Area Director, Ellen Malinowskil, au pairs from several different countries will stuff and name teddy bears while also creating individual cards wishing the recipient of their bear good wishes in their own language. These special international bears will then be donated to the children of Ronald McDonald House in Albany N.Y.
In 1989, AuPairCare, www.aupaircare.com, became one of the first agencies designated by the U.S. Department of State to legally sponsor au pairs to come to the United States. We have successfully placed more than 30,000 au pairs across the U.S. Our au pairs come from over 40 countries and have been fully screened by our overseas representatives. They all have previous childcare experience, speak English, attend a four-day AuPairCare training program, and have a sincere interest in living with an American family and providing quality childcare for twelve months.
About Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany provides a "home away from home" for families and their seriously ill or injured children who travel far to receive treatment at hospitals, and supports children's immunization and dental programs.
About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail. The Company currently operates more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit www.buildabear.com.
Area Director for AuPairCare
Intrax Cultural Exchange
Phone: 518 393-2756