Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Huggable Heroes Program For 8-18yr Olds #ad

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. 

Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes Nomination Instructions:

  • Kids ages 8 through 18 can be nominated via an entry form online at or at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Entries require short answer response to the community service questions about someone or yourself who has made/makes a difference to the quality of life in their community and/or around the world.
  • 50 finalists will be announced on July 9 and 10 selected young volunteers will be named Huggable Heroes on July 30, with each receiving $7,500 in scholarships and prizes. 

Additional Noteworthy Stats about Huggable Heroes:

  • 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.

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  1. My boys LOVE Build a Bear. They have been asking to go back a lot lately, so we might be taking a trip soon!

  2. What a wonderful thing for this company to do! I am still at 63 trying not to walk into one of their stores--I can well understand why everyone young and old loves them.

  3. We have only gone to Build a Bear once years ago but it was fun. I know they are branching out and that is great!

  4. What a great campaign to help a young entrepreneur save some money for college and learn about charitable giving. My son loved going to Build-a-Bear workshop way back when!

  5. I miss our Build a bear store was so sad to see it close down.

  6. I miss Build A Bear, they closed the one in my mall. The nearest one is an hour away and sometimes when we are there I let the kids pick an outfit. They could live at that store.

  7. I always wanted a Build a Bear when I was younger. The huggable heroes collection is really great!

  8. Never heard of this store, but sounds like a hoot for kids. Wish we had it in our parts of the world as well.

  9. What a great cause. We did build a bear once before and got a tiger :)