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‘America’ Beanie Baby to benefit the Red Cross

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Beanie Babies will soon be doing their part to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Ty Inc. said it is introducing the "America" Beanie Baby, with all the profits going to the American Red Cross.

Ty has pledged at least $1 million from the sale of the blue bear with the American flag on its chest, but the company expects the donation will be far larger. Following Princess Diana's death, the company introduced a Beanie Baby Princess, which raised $21 million for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

The company said the "America" Beanie Baby will be sold around the world and would start appearing in stores as early as this week.