Build-A-Bear Workshop is holding a contest to honor kids who volunteer in their communities, and in doing so, conducted a little survey. Major finding:
A recent survey shows that today’s youths are more in touch with the needs of their communities than ever before. In a poll conducted by Build-A-Bear Workshop, 98 percent of the 400 young people responding said it is important to help others.
And 2 percent of children are pure evil. They're throwing grandma's groceries on the ground; they're eating candy even though they didn't bring enough to share with the whole class; they're coloring outside the lines. In marker.
We kid, most likely.
If your perfect angel is aged 8 to 18 and rocks their community service, nominate 'em for a "Huggable Hero" award at Build-A-Bear's website or by picking up an entry form at your local participating Build-A-Bear (locations in D.C., Bethesda, National Harbor, McLean and more). Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28. Build-A-Bear will select 75 semifinalists by March and 25 finalists by the end of April for $7,500 scholarships. Finalists will receive a $2,500 donation to the nonprofit of their choice and a trip to the St. Louis Build-A-Bear headquarters.
Good luck kids (all 98 percent of you!).