But if your child has made a contribution, Build-A-Bear Workshop is honoring children and teens who make contributions through a Huggable Heroes program. Candidates must be younger than age 18.
Children who have been part of the workshop in the past made community contributions to food drives and food pantries, worked in animal shelters, raised money to fight diseases, beautified community neighborhoods, or spent time with elderly.
"It is humbling to see all the creative things children and teens are doing each day to make this a better world. We want to recognize, encourage and reward them for their efforts and achievements," said Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop. "There are so many kids with inspiring stories and we look forward to recognizing all of them," said Clark.
Nearly 66 percent of parents surveyed said their children need and appreciate recognition for volunteering efforts. Parents often times were given credit for encouraging the child to volunteer.
Half of the children asked volunteer once per month, 34 percent volunteer once per week, according to the research conducted by Impulse Research Corporation during February 2005.
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