AuPairCare of Northeast Ohio Partners with Build-A-Bear and Donates to Akron Children's Hospital

Northeast Ohio AuPairCare Area Director Heather Murray along with local au pairs from 8 different countries participate in Annual Share-A-Bear Campaign.

Northeast, OH, April 17, 2010 --( AuPairCare of Northeast Ohio,, a leading au pair placement agency, teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide for their second annual Share-A-Bear campaign which invites au pairs to give back to their local communities by making a bear to be donated to a local children’s charity.

Last year, AuPairCare held over 100 events nationwide donating 1800 furry friends to over 100 local charities. Heidi Woehl, VP of AuPairCare, says “AuPairCare is present in many of the same areas as Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and their motto that “a bear hug is understood in any language” 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 our continued 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.”

Northeast Ohio area au pairs recently held the Share-A-Bear party at the Westfield SouthPark Build-A-Bear Workshop in Strongsville. Led by AuPairCare Area Director, Heather Murray, au pairs from 8 different countries stuffed and accessorized teddy bears. These special international bears were then donated to the children of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center in Akron, Ohio.

About AuPairCare
In 1989, AuPairCare,, 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 40,000 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 Akron Children’s Hospital
From humble beginnings as a day nursery in 1890, Akron Children’s Hospital has evolved into the largest pediatric health care system in northeast Ohio, operating two freestanding pediatric hospitals and offering services at about 70 locations across the region. Their more than 30 pediatric specialties draw half a million patients each year, and include children, teens and adults from all 50 states and around the world.

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

AuPairCare Live-in Childcare (Northeastern Ohio)
Heather Murray