Build-A-Bear Searching For Huggable Heroes

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Build-A-Bear Workshop is accepting nominations to recognize ten young leaders to be named 2013 Huggable Heroes. Candidates will be selected based on their good deeds and volunteering efforts to their communities and the world.

Each hero will receive $10,000 ($6,400 educational scholarship; a $2,500 donation to a charity and a $1,100 Jefferson Awards Globechangers mentoring scholarship).

Past Huggable Heroes are responsible for raising $9.4 million and collecting over 316 million items for donation since the program first began ten years ago.

Anyone between the ages of eight to eighteen can submit a nomination up the February 28, 2013, deadline. Entry forms are available now at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores or online at