We couldn’t leave my son out so he got an adorable bunny complete with a tshirt, jean shorts and sun glasses. He he was “kissing” his bunny’s heart before it went in. Such sweet memories and the kids sleep with their animals EVERY night.
As IF Build-A-Bear Workshop could be any cuter we learned about an amazing program they have created to honor and reward today’s youth for extraordinary acts of service. The Huggable Heroes program is in its 11th year and is accepting nominations through June 12th via buildabear.com/huggableheroes. This is an amazing way to recognize a young person you know (ages 8 – 18 years) that is charitable and conscious about making the world a better place.
To date, more than 12,000 kids have participated in this program and over $1 million has been rewarded to socially conscious young people. This year’s program will be narrowed down to 50 finalists. Then Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a designated charity of their choice! The 2014 winners will join the ranks of over 100 young social entrepreneurs who have collectively recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered over 300 million items and raised more than $10 million for their causes. And all before they enter college…what amazing kids these are! Who are YOU going to nominate?
And while we are on the subject of Build-A-Bear’s great causes, we’d like to share what they are doing with their partnership with the USO to honor our military heroes-
The “Every Moment Counts” campaign creates moments that matter for our troops and their families. Anyone can support this effort by sharing a message of thanks on social media platforms and including #babwUSOthanks. For each share, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate $1 to the USO, up to $50,000. Easy as pie to participate!
My kids LOVE their animals from Build-A-Bear that they received last fall. My daughter was a flower girl in my best friend’s wedding and received a $50 gift card as a “thank you” for being so awesome and walking down the aisle. I can’t believe how much $50 got her there! She picked out a pink bear (Pinkalicious), 2 outfits for her some sun glasses AND shoes. Oh and a purse. Whew!
Please help us make these amazing programs a success by submitting a nomination for Build-A-Bear’s Huggable Heroes program. And don’t forget to support our troops and the Every Moment Counts campaign by sharing a message using #babwUSOthanks!
FYI- this is a sponsored posted but we only accept these types of posts if we love them. And we LOVE this. Build-A-Bear and their Huggable Heroes totally rock!