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Toys that Teach Giving™? What is Never Bean Better™? Who is Bean?
Never Bean Better™ is a firm of endearment that is launching the Toys That Teach Giving™ Movement
What happens when you purchase a toy under Toys that Teach Giving™?
When you purchase a Bean Buddy and/or a Bean Buddy Dog toy, two toys are manufactured and delivered. You get a Bean Buddy and a sick or disadvantaged or lonely human gets a buddy. Or, get a canine Bean Buddy for your dog kid and we will give one to one of my less fortunate K-9 brethren in rescues and shelters. Buy one ... we give one.
One goes to you...
...and one goes to those in need!
All about the Bean Buddy and Bean Toy
Before The Bean Buddy, I would participate in toy drops at many shelters, hospitals and other places where there are those in need of a friend! The Beansters(my crew helping me) had the ah ha moment of ... what if we could share this Bean wuv with as many children, lonely elderly and canines in need of buddy as we could wrap our hearts and paws around ... wouldn't that be wooftastic? That's how the idea was born for the buy one ... give one Bean buddy concept based on my toon! Now it's up to you to help us launch this Toys that Teach Giving™ Movement to share this wuv to the moon and back. Woo woo!
The Bean Buddy™ is a small plush version of me and stands at about 9 inches tall and 4 inches long and wide. Take this Bean Buddy on all your adventures and give someone in need a buddy to help them take their worries away, and take an adventure with Bean, even if for a moment! The Bean Buddy™ you purchase has a special feature, it has the original Bean's very own woo woo's recorded for you to hear. Shake the paw and hear him woo, bark or pant. Now, we can't have the caretakers asking who left the dogs out in the areas where we make the drops, so those Bean Buddies™ that are given are simply made to hug and wuv.
The Never Bean Better™ dog toy version of the Bean Buddy is meant to bring joy to pups large and small. It comes with a squeaker, no worries, Bean won't woo the canine crowd. So, get one for your canine kid and we will drop one at at a rescue or shelter to share the Bean wuv.
To share this much Bean wuv we need you!! It takes some beans to get this Toys that Teach Giving Movement™ in motion. The more beans we raise, the more buddies and products we can add. There is an entire product line that can be born from additional plush buddies to grow the Never Bean Better™ family and friends, accessories and books, games and so much more! Bean's favorite food is bacon, so let's bring home the bacon so we can manufacture this line of toys to teach love for humans and canines who need a friend.
Who is Bean?
That's me, the CEO-Woo and leader of the pack of Never Bean Better™. I'm everybody's dog! Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter! As a young handsome red dog , I have woo'd thousands around the globe as a celebrity canine and spokesdog. Then, I grew up to be a certifified therapy dog to help others less fortunate.
It's always been my dream to share the Bean wuv with as many humans and canines as I could wrap my paws around and to be everybody's dog. I started the woo the masses and be everybody's buddy on Facebook and other social media. I became their virtual therapy dog and took worries away for a moment.
I was born into a family of my kind that have been known to win awards in retrieving competitions, agility, confirmation, and obedience. Others in my canine family excelled at search and rescue, service dogs, as well as my expertise of comfort and therapy dog services! For as long as I could shake paws, I have always shares the Bean wuv with those less fortunate than me. I entertain the masses and bring smiles and take worries away when humans spend time with me. So, my humans thought it would be wooftastic if I trained to be a therapy dog so that I can give that love to everyone of all ages! So whether I'm wooing in the fur or on Facebook or the gram... the Never Bean Better™ pack shares the wuv with all we can.
In my job, I share the wuv at hospitals, schools, reading programs, behavioral health therapy group sessions, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and long-term care and Alzheimer units. When I share my wuv with these amazing people I want to take their worries away even it is just for a moment. With the Never Bean Better™ Buddy and Dog Toy, I can reach the hearts of those that need a buddy to take their worries away and give them a buddy they can hold onto all day.
In my dream of becoming everybody's dog, I have woo'd a social media fan base of over 70,000 fans and followers! They tune into my tail every day as my pack, including my Uncle Trooper (a 13-year old Golden) and my cousin Carly, known as Q, help me share the wuv and joy of having a buddy and spill the Beans on living life with me and our busy humans.
I have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other national news outlets as well as been an actor for Animal Planet along with having my own cartoon character! Here are a few of my friends that have felt the wuv I share:
Follow my tail and experience the Bean wuv, get to know my canine family, and join the over 70,000 followers on Facebook and our growing Instagram following! Tweet and woo woo with me, watch me on YouTube and check out my Bean Barks and Paws Up Picks on Pinterest. Be sure to visit my webpage to get more Never Bean Better™ info at www.neverbeanbetter.com.
Since I am only one dog, and can't be with everybody, some of my Beansters decided to help out and create a line of toys based off of my lovable character that makes regular appearances on my social media pages! As a therapy dog at a hospital where I made rounds, I was known to make comfort toy drops to help children who came to the hospital for care. It was the ah ha moment, that made the light bulb go off for the Beansters! They helped me form Never Bean Better™ Inc.; a firm of endearment and the parent corporation of the Toys That Teach Giving™ Movement...when you buy one of our Bean Buddies for humans or canines, we give one to children(with hands and paws) in need!
When you support our cause you get more that just our applause with our paws! Here are the rewards you will receive with your support:
We want to offer the best to you but we can't do that without lots of support! The more support we get, the more we can offer! Here is what to expect from us when we reach our goals:
What's the next step?
When we are successful, I get to be everybody's dog. What is more wooftastic is that you get to share the Bean wuv with so many in need of a friend. Let's be the kindness we want to see in the world. On behalf of Bean and the entire Never Bean Better™ team, the Beanster's hold hands and paws of gratitude for supporting this campaign and for being the pioneers of the Toys that Teach Giving™ Movement. At the campaign conclusion we can move into production to manufacture these loving toys of compassion. It takes approximately 90 days to get the first litter delivered to the whelping box. From there we get the Bean Buddies to their furever homes. It's our goal to share the Bean wuv will all those who invest and to those in need of a friend by Valentine's Day!
Risks and challenges
To ensure the success of this Never Bean Better™ Kickstarter Campaign and your satisfaction; showing everyone the steps of our progress and development on the Toys that Teach Giving™ Movement and it's products from this Kickstarter campaign is our highest priority. We will have regular updates and communication on the campaign progress on our website and social media platforms and via personal email to our investors. Since we do not control all of the resources needed for fulfillment of your rewards, any changes in delivery date will be communicated and addressed to the Never Bean Better™ community and fulfilled as soon as humanly possible. We want this to be a Never Bean Better™ campaign built on trust and giving! Together we make the difference. We are running on the loyalty platform and want this to wag tails and bring smiles. If there are any frowns, we will do all we can to turn them around. Thank you for joining the Toys That Teach Giving™ Movement.
Receive an email from us showing our appreciation for backing our campaign! You will also receive a shout out on a special page with all backers names on our website, a sound file with Bean's signature "Woo Woo!", a PDF of a thank you graphic that you can print out and color on!
The first 5,000 backers in the U.S.A. that purchase the Never Bean Better Buddy will have free shipping! Get it, it's wooftastic! Lead the movement with the official first edition Never Bean Better Buddy. He comes with a sound clip of Bean's signature "Woo Woo" on his paw and a certificate of authenticity stating where Bean fetched the other buddy in need!
Lead the movement with the official first edition Never Bean Better Buddy. He comes with a sound clip of Bean's signature "Woo Woo" on his paw and a certificate of authenticity stating where Bean fetched the other buddy in need!
*Shipping not included.
This special Bean Buddy comes with a certificate of authenticity that has Bean's Paw Print Signature along with a personalized thank you letter! These are in limited supply so once they run out they will be gone!
This special Bean Buddy Bag comes with a certificate of authenticity that has Bean's Paw Print Signature along with a personalized thank you letter all in a tote bag with 2 hats and 4 magnets! These are in limited supply so once they run out they will be gone!