I wanted to let you know about a program the Build-A-Bear company is offering. Each year for the past seven years, Build-A-Bear Workshop, through its Huggable Heroes program, has searched for and recognized young leaders who make positive contributions in their communities or around the world. This year, ten Huggable Heroes, between the ages of eight and 18, from the United States and Canada, will be selected and honored for their good deeds. Each of the ten Huggable Heroes will receive a prize worth $10,000 ($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 Huggable Heroes will win a trip for themselves and a parent to St. Louis, the home of Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters. During their visit, the 2010 Huggable Heroes 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.
Entries are being accepted until February 26, 2010 at www.buildabear.com/huggableheroes or by picking up a form at your local Build-A-Bear workshop in the United States and Canada.
Today, more than ever, young people are stepping up to make a difference in their schools, their communities, and their world. If you know a young person who volunteers with all their heart, sign them up today!