In a world full of young leaders, Build-A-Bear Workshop's Huggable Heroes program recognizes young people doing community service. As a Girl Scout, your community service can be rewarded by this program. The program selects ten Huggable Heroes to each be awarded with a $7,500 educational scholarship and $2,500 in the form of a donation to the charity of choice. To qualify you must be within the ages of eight and 18 years old and be doing extraordinary things in your community or around the world, to better the lives of others. Entry forms are available at all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores as well as online. This is a great opportunity for all Girl Scouts, applications are due by February 26, 2010.
Community Service: January 2010 Archives
As everyone knows, on Jan. 12, 2009 - a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Haiti, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake affected roughly one in three Haitians - about 3 million people, the Red Cross estimated. It was so strong that it was felt in Cuba, more than 200 miles away. Devastated, Haiti is in dire need of global assistance.
For those of you looking for more ways of helping, GSUSA compiled a list of resources below:
- Yele Haiti
- American Red Cross
- Mercy Corps
- National Nurses United
- Doctors Without Borders
- United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund
Are Girl Scout troops in southern Alabama pitching in time and energy to the relief efforts? We'd like to know if your troop is helping and how. Post your comments here, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.