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BUILD-A-BEAR'S HUGGABLE HEROES PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS THROUGH FEB. 26

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   Build-A-Bear Workshop's Huggable Heroes® program works to recognize efforts of young people to help those in need.  Huggable Heroes are young leaders who Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes, honors, and celebrates each year for providing extraordinary service in their communities and around the world.  The seventh annual search for these special people, ranging in age from 8 to 18, is now on.  Anyone age 8 and above is eligible to nominate a candidate (and kids can nominate themselves) by visiting www.buildabear.com/huggableheroes or by picking up an entry form at a participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store in the United States and Canada.  Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 26, 2010.

 

Past Huggable Heroes have included such inspiring young people as:

Patrick Pedraja, 13, of Palm Harbor, Fla., who helped add 15,000 new donors to the National Marrow registry and raised $160,000 to support the effort.  Patrick demonstrated uncommon creativity and entrepreneurship by selling ads on his bald head and by speaking to groups and businesses to encourage others to get involved.

Mimi Ausland, 12, of Bend, Ore., who created two Web sites to help collect donations to feed homeless dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country. 

And Katie Stagliano, 10, of Summerville, S.C., who started "Launch Katie's Dream" to help see to it that no child goes hungry.  She plants vegetable gardens and donates the harvests to soup kitchens and organizations that help feed those in need.

 

   This year, Build-A-Bear Workshop will recognize 10 Huggable Heroes. Each 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.

   Know a Huggable Hero who should be recognized for the good they do? Visit www.buildabear.com/huggableheroes by February 26 to nominate that special person.


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