Boyds Bears has been looking for the nation’s top volunteers with their national “Hearts of Gold” contest. These people volunteer their time and make selfless contributions. Perhaps it’s your friend who regularly helps out at the local food pantry or your neighbor who is part of the volunteer fire department?
Over the past few months, many people have been nominated and 6 semi-finalists were chosen. Voting for the winner is now closed and we are waiting with anticipation on the announcement of the winner during National Volunteer Week, April 6 – April 12, 2014.
The Grand Prize winner’s volunteer efforts will be recognized with the creation of a Boyds Bear in their honor. In addition to receiving the very first bears produced, Enesco will make a $1,000 contribution to the not-for-profit organization of the winner’s choice.
“National Volunteer Week is the perfect way for us to reward those who tirelessly volunteer their time to worthy causes or organizations,” said Lisa Winter, senior brand manager of Enesco. “Plus, creating a new bear inspired by real life volunteers aligns with our brand philosophy and lifestyle focus.”
Nicole’s take: I love companies that give back and Boyds Bears does just that by honoring volunteers! I hadn’t ever heard of Boyd’s Bears before and had a great time picking out 3 adorable bears! The ones I picked fit in the girls’ room perfectly! The bears are soft and have such nice detailing on them!
Nicole received a sample to facilitate this post. All opinions remain our own.
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