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Build-A-Bear Workshop's Huggable Heroes Rewards Children Who Give Back

It is that time of year again . . . time to nominate a child you know for the Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes scholarship! The main requirement is the child you nominate must have given back somehow to his or her own community or to another community worldwide.

Ten children will be selected to each receive $7500 in an educational scholarship plus $2500 to go to the 501(c)(3) charity of the winner's choice. Each winner will also be invited to St. Louis for a 2-day, 1-night stay, where they will be honored for their achievements in community service.

To qualify, the child must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Anyone age 8 and up can nominate another child or themselves. You can either download and print a Huggable Heroes nomination form or pick one up at your local Build-A-Bear Workshop store location. You can also submit your Huggable Heroes nomination online.

The 2009 Huggable Heroes

All nominations must be received by February 26th, 2010. Please visit the Huggable Heroes website to read the official contest rules.

Thank you to Build-A-Bear Workshop for providing the information to help me with this article. I did not receive compensation for sharing this information with my readers.