Thursday, February 18, 2010

Build-A-Bear Workshop Recognizing Kids in the Community

by Janis Brett Elspas

As a family, my hubbie, kids, and I have been giving our time to a variety of causes since before our children could walk.  Community is what life is all about.  Indeed, children volunteering to help make the world a better place can't be appreciated and acknowledged enough by other kids and adults too...after all these youngsters are the future, collectively representing the entire earth's population.

For seven years, through its Huggable Heroes program, Build-A-Bear Workshop has searched for and
recognized young leaders between the ages of eight and 18 from the U.S. and Canada who are making
a difference in their own communities or elsewhere around the world.

This year, ten Huggable Heroes will be selected and honored for their good deeds, each winning a prize worth $10,000.  This award consists of $7,500 in the form of an educational scholarship and $2,500 from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity of each Huggable Hero's choice.  In addition, the top Ten Huggable Heroes will win a trip for themselves and a parent to visit St. Louis, home of Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters, where the kids will meet each other, be honored for their good deeds and participate in a photo shoot for the 2011 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes Calendar.  Pictured at left is Bearemy, the official Build-A-Bear mascot.

Additional Prizes to Be Awarded
  • 75 Semifinalists will receive a $15 Build-A-Bear Workshop Gift Card
  • 25 Finalists will receive a $50 Build-A-Bear Workshop Gift Card
For more details, see Complete Contest Information

Entries are being accepted through February 26, 2010 at or by picking up an entry form at participating Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States and Canada.

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