2010 Huggable Heroes Announced

Back in January I posted some information about Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Huggable Heroes program.  At the time they were looking for young leaders who are making positive contributions in their communities and around the world, for their 2010 inductees.

More than 1,000 nominations were received!  To me that is so encouraging to know there are that many (and more, I’m sure lots of people had not heard of or applied to the Huggable Heroes program) young people in North America that are reaching out to the needs of others and not focusing on themselves.

After narrowing the field down to 75 semifinalists and 25 finalists, Build-A-Bear Workshop is excited to announce the 10 Huggable Heroes for 2010.

This year’s class of Huggable Heroes is tackling a variety of issues from illiteracy, poverty and feeding the hungry, to inspiring youth to volunteer, raising funds to help cure diseases, supplying items for military troops and toys for children in need.  Collectively, they have spent 650 hours a month volunteering and raised funds and gathered items valued at more than $22.5 million. 

Follow this link to read about the 2010 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes and their causes:  buildabear.com/huggableheroes.

Be on the lookout for next years applications, as I’m sure you all know a young person that is a Huggable Hero.

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