Since 2004, more than 100 exceptional young people have been recognized as Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes. The program supports thousands of causes and champions “un-bear-lievable” efforts of young people who are making a difference.
Ten more amazing kids will be added to the Huggable Heroes. If you know any young leaders, ages eight to 18, who provide extraordinary service in their communities or around the world, nominate them today.
Each of the 2012 Huggable Heroes will receive a $7,500 educational scholarship from Build-A-Bear Workshop and $2,500 from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity or Canadian cause of their choice. In addition, each member of the new class of Huggable Heroes will receive a trip for themselves and one parent, or legal guardian, to St. Louis, home of Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters. There they will be honored for their work, meet the other 2012 Huggable Heroes and participate in a photo shoot for the 2013 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes calendar.