Friday, May 30, 2014

Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes: Nominate a Charitable-Minded Youth

We have a small obsession with Build-A-Bear actually its Build-A-Dino that my little guy is obsessed with, but either way, it is quite a treat for him. He loves going and building his own "baby" and literally treats them as such. They eat with us, they have birthday parties...they really do become part of our family and are very well cared for. Its not rare that I walk in and find my son and husband both snuggled up with one, sleeping...but shhhh don't tell them that I told you that! 

Not only does Build-A-Bear create lifetime bestfriends, they also does wonderful things for children too! Build-A-Bear Workshop recently launched its 11th annual search for Huggable Heroes, to recognize and reward charitable-minded youths making the world a better place. 

From now until June 12, you can nominate a young social entrepreneur between the ages of eight through 18 by visiting or Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide.  Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a designated charity of their choice. I found it fun to glance through the winners from the past years

  • To date, more than 12,000 young people have participated in the Huggable Heroes program and Build-A-Bear Workshop has awarded over $1 million to these most charitable-minded youths in the country.
  • Collectively, the Huggable Heroes have recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered more than 300 million items, and raised more than $10 million for their causes.

Build-A-Bear Workshop is extending its celebration of heroes through a partnership with the USO on their Every Moment Counts campaign.  The goal of the campaign is to create moments that matter for our troops and their families.  If you’d like to share a message of thanks, use #babwUSOthanks on your social media platforms and Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate one dollar to the USO, up to $50,000. This is a fantastic way to say thanks, without costing you a penny! 

Build-A-Bear is one of my favorite stores because it probably brings the biggest smile to my six year old sons face! Now that I know what a great scholarship and donations to the USO they offer, I think even more of them and supporting a business like that brings a smile to MY face. 
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  1. cute bears - unfortunately, can'tkeep them in my house - allergic - but a great cause!

  2. We love Build a Bear here. I've heard of Huggable Hero's before but always forget about it. I think it's an amazing cause and love to hear of companies supporting our young people.