Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) December 31, 2011
The excitement in the room was palpable. Giggles and smiles were the order of the day as children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay got elbow deep into the event of making a friend at the Westfield Mall in Brandon, Florida.
It is always fun meeting someone new, but the excitement of creating, stuffing, naming and adopting a furry friend proved to be a joy for 25 local children. What a special pleasure this activity brought to everyone who attended Tampa’s NuSurance Corporation fourth annual sponsored, Build-A-Bear® Workshop last Friday.
NuSurance Corp, an online insurance agency has partnered with a local Boys and Girls club to give back to their community and what better way to do that than with a "beary" entertaining afternoon that ended with kids and bears becoming friends for life.
"We are so happy we are able to sponsor these parties for the Boys and Girls Clubs. You must watch the entire ‘Build a Bear’® process ending with the famous ‘pledge’. Build a Bear ® helps to instill responsibility and respect in the children, every child should have the experience to make their own bear,” said Christopher Kazor, CEO of NuSurance Corp.
Each child selected their favorite bear or other critter to be stuffed. This year there were chipmunks and even little blue people (Smurfs) chosen as new friends. Each child then waited with bated breath for the Heart ceremony. Rub the heart to warm it, place it on your back so your bear always has your back, place it on your knee so it’s never needy then a kiss for luck and into the bear it goes. The choosing of the heart of the bear is super important because the children select it to define what their bear is all about. The heart of course is the life of the bear.
Once the heart is chosen the next step is selecting the outfits, and what a riot that turned out to be. From football outfits to pink princess dresses the children became stylists and fashion designers. Each child picked an ensemble that best reflected what their bear represented to them. A personal choice to be sure, it told everyone how special those bears were to the children.
The best part of the event was the last - the adoption ceremony - very special and momentous for little ones as the children get to not only officially name their fuzzy charges, but also adopt them to take home. The most solemn part of the ceremony was the pledge each child gave to care for and love their special bears.
David Armstrong, Unit Director at the Boys and Girls Club in Brandon FL said, “The kids came back to the Club Friday very excited and cheerful. You would have thought it was Christmas morning and they all just got exactly what they wanted from Santa.”
NuSurance plans to expand this annual event to every city where NuSurance has an agent. The goal for next year is to hold a Workshop in Tampa, Tallahassee, and Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information contact CP. Kazor at NuSurance.com - Phone 813 514 6982
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