Huggable Heroes Workshop’s Huggable Heroes

A gift card was provided, but thoughts are exclusively my own.

Between now and June 12th, visit or any of the Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide to nominate a young social entrepreneur between the ages of eight through 18.

Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a designated charity of their choice. 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 9 and 10 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. Collectively, the Huggable Heroes have recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered more than 300 million items, and raised more than $10 million for their causes.

About HilLesha

Welcome! My name is HilLesha. I reside in Evansville, Indiana with my husband, our two children (8 year old boy and 2 year old girl), and a Maltese named Bali. I'm a vegetarian that practically lives at The Fresh Market. I enjoy traveling, and I love going on spontaneous road trips with no destination in mind. I also enjoy photography, fashion, history, music, collecting antiques, naturopathy, flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, organic food, reading, movies, and anything that piques my interest.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My boys love Build a Bear and I have been meaning to get back there with them!

  2. I love these. I have some friends in the military. I’ll make sure they know about this.

  3. It’s so nice to hear when big companies work toward charitable causes. Look at all their little uniforms!
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  4. I love these Huggable Heroes! This would make a great gift.
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