At Build-A-Bear Workshop we love cele-bear-ating, especially when it comes to birthdays. One of our favorite programs is celebrating a honey of a birthday this year. Huggable Heroes, our program that recognizes kids for their volunteerism and philanthropy is turning 10.
Now through February 28, we are accepting nominations for kids, 8 – 18, who are doing their part to make the world a better place. Huggable Heroes are kids who have a passion for making the world a better place. From fundraising for research to end juvenile diabetes to rolling up their sleeves to organize community gardens that feed people in need, our Huggable Heroes are making a paw-isitive impact around the world.
Ten Huggable Heroes will each receive $10,000 which includes an educational scholarship, a donation to a charity of their choice, and a mentoring scholarship to support their charitable entrepreneurship.
Because turning 10 is beary special, Build-A-Bear Workshop is joining with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service to give the 2013 Huggable Heroes a unique opportunity to receive a year-long training and mentoring scholarship.
Each Huggable Hero will be paired with a mentor through the Jefferson Awards GLOBECHANGERS program which will help them develop skills for writing business plans, networking and fundraising. The training and on-going support the Huggable Heroes receive from their mentors will enable these future leaders to grow their passion for public service and hopefully make an even bigger impact.
For more information and to submit a nomination, visit buildabear.com/huggableheroes .
We had tons of fun on Jan. 3 during our #SlumberPawty Twitter Party. Most of all we loved seeing everyone get so excited about our Slumber Pawty Collection of furry friends!
Join us for more fun Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, from 8-9 p.m. CST! We’re celebrating the launch of our brand new friend Harajuku Hugs Panda! Follow us on Twitter @buildabear and follow and use #HarajukuPanda in all of your Tweets to be entered to win one of ten $25 Bear Buck$® gift cards!
Click here for all the details. And be sure to add this time to your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun! We hope to see you there!
by Molly Saunders
For centuries, princesses have been well-known for having many positive attributes. Here we share some tips for all ages about how to be a beary kind modern-day princess. Please keep in mind, these are just ideas, and all children should work with their parents or an adult they trust to find ways to help their community.
1. Be kind. Princesses show kindness to every person they meet. Be sure to use the magic words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’- each time you ask for something or are given something. Even if you didn’t ask for it, it shows your inner princess when you show appreciation for receiving a gift, however small it may be.
2. Have good manners. Princesses are always polite. Just as you would say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, remember to keep your elbows off the table when you are eating and don’t play with your food. Setting a good example for those around you is always a good thing!
Be sure to check out our brand new Cubazine this month!
It’s packed with activities, crafts, and fun stuff to do. Check out the Valentine’s Day box made from a Cub Condo!
Get it here!
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