Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Huggable Heroes Program (for 8-18 year olds)


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 hero between the ages of eight through 18 by visiting or at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide.ย  Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a designated charity of their choice.

HuggableHeroesBuild-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes Nomination Instructions:

  • From May 1 to June 12, you can nominate a young hero (ages 8 – 18) when you visitย or at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.


  • Entries require short answer responses 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 9th.
  • Ten selected young volunteers will be named Huggable Heroes on July 30, with each receiving $7,500 in scholarships and prizes.

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. In return, these Huggable Heroes have recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered more than 300 million items, and raised more than $10 million for their causes.


Enter to win a $25 Build-a-Bear Gift Card. This contest begins 5.30.14 and ends 6.12.14. To enter the contest, please follow the Rafflecopter Directions below.

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  1. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I’d nominate my mom, since she fluffy, and she’s always doing things to help out others.

  2. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    My son.. He is a ER trauma nurse in our inner city.

  3. June Lisle says:

    I would nominate Jesus because he is the ultimate hero.

  4. virgil poore says:

    my wifes kids..wife and daighter go to build a bear quite a bit her daughter will say money to go she loves them

  5. I would nominate my grandpa. He has served in our military, then went on to become a firefighter.

  6. I would nominate my niece.

  7. My friend Sherrie has many health problems but she is always upbeat and makes me smile. I will share this with her.
    Thanks for the contest.

  8. tina reynolds says:

    I would nominate my husband

  9. e michelle says:

    my nephew! he is such a sweet would never know he came into this world as a micro premie!

  10. Shannon M says:

    I would nominate my little boy. When times get dark and I feel weak, I just look into those big blue eyes and nothing else matters. Hes my heart..

  11. I would nominate my son in law, a decorated disabled vet.

  12. susan smoaks says:

    i would nominate my best friend he is in the army

  13. Stephanie macdonald says:

    my son <3 <3

  14. Rajee Pandi says:

    my kids

  15. Tammy Richards says:

    I would nominate my dad!!

  16. Melanie Comello says:

    I would nominate my little girl, she’s always willing to give anyone a hug and make them feel better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Lisa Vanhook says:

    My neighbor Sue,,,she is a little nuts but we still love her..

  18. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would nominate my dad

  19. Donna Pyszk says:

    Would nominate my daughter. thank you for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. MARIA simon says:

    jesus ultimate ultimate hero for us all ๐Ÿ™‚

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