Saturday morning, Amberly, Lilly and I woke very early to drive to Salt Lake City. After stopping for a bagel at Paradise Bakery and Cafe, we went over to the Build-A-Bear Workshop in the Gateway Mall.
We participated with other Mommy Bloggers and their children to help stuff bears for donation to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Program at a Holiday Giving Gathering.
Brooke Robison, a Build-A-Bear Huggable Hero, spoke to us about service and ways that we can serve our community this holiday season. She suggested several ideas such as hold a bake sale and donate the proceeds to a charity or make handmade ornaments with the residents of a nursing home.
With the help of the very friendly staff of Build-A-Bear, we stuffed some bears with love and hoped that they would find children who needed them and would love them this Christmas season.
Build-A-Bear sponsors many service activities during the year. They also donate a percentage of the sales from several of their stuffed animals to charities.
They're so generous that they're also offering a
$25 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear for one of my lucky followers.
You must be a follower.
So, become a follower, if you're not already one.
1. Leave a comment on this post. What can you do to serve in your community this season?
2. For an extra chance to win, link to this give-away on your blog or Facebook. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you did.
This give-away will be open to entries until Thursday, December 9th at 11:59 p.m.
The winner will be announced on Friday, December 10th.
This contest is open to residents of the US only.