About Us


To foster creativity, confidence and affection in children of all ages by providing a memorable, hands-on experience for the family, while offering independent Crew Members a business opportunity that is enjoyable, flexible, and profitable.


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Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop can offer your school, club, church or organization a Warm & Fuzzy Fundraising program with our CUDDLY CA$H Gift Cards! Our Gift Cards are offered to you at a discounted rate, which are then resold to your supporters at the face value of the cards. Your organization then keeps the difference for your fundraising program!


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Noah’s Ark can work with you to create the perfect corporate gift giving, incentive, or promotional program!


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Noah’s Ark Workshop
4731 W 136th St.
Crestwood, IL 60445

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1-866-HUG-NOAH (484-6624)
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Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop was formed in 2003 when our founder, Dina Kriescher, recognized the need for convenient, unique and affordable home birthday parties. Once she began her personal business, she quickly saw the demand for a traveling “Stuff -N- Fluff” Animal Workshop where children actually make their own stuffed animal! In addition to Birthday Parties, she was asked to conduct workshops for Preschools, Day Care Centers, Play Groups, Library “Teddy Bear” Story Hours, Summer Camps, Girl Scout Troops, Children’s Hospitals, Baby Showers, Kids Fairs and ‘just for fun home workshops’ where the host invites neighbors, family and friends over to make their own stuffed animal, then dress them in an adorable outfit. This one-of-a kind experience, where children and parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, experience the fun and joy of creating their very own stuffed animal together, from start to finish, can’t be matched! Everyone had a great time and Dina had oodles of fun conducting the Workshops. In addition to the fun, she was excited with the extra income she was earning, and was able to not only help out with the necessities, but was also able to buy the ‘extras’ for her family!

As Dina’s local Noah’s Ark business and the demand for Stuff-n-FluffÒ Workshops grew, her sisters, Lisa, Nikki and Tracie jumped aboard and became part of the core Noah’s Ark Crew Member Team. Aware of the high interest from others in the opportunity, Dina consulted with her Father, John Sr. and brother John Jr., business and direct selling experts, and together they began developing the Noah’s Ark Crew Member business opportunity. In 2004, with much support and assistance from the entire family, Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop, Inc. was launched, giving others the opportunity to MAKE THEIR DREAMS happen!