Last year, members of our District's GOYA visited the Ronald McDonald House in New York City and delivered over 175 bears to the residents! This year, it is our hope to bring just as many bears (if not more) and spend time with the children of Ronald McDonald House.

How to get involved:

Have your GOYA advisor call Build-A-Bear to set up a time when your GOYA can visit (click here for more information on how to set this up), go to your local Build-A-Bear, build ten (10) bears (click here for the guidelines)- six for girls, four for boys, and take a photo with your new friend! Please DO NOT fill out the Bear Certificate- we will do that with the children at Ronald McDonald House.

Once you have built your ten bears, email Vincent at the District Youth Office at and let him know that you have built your bears.  On February 8th, 2013, send one or two representatives from your GOYA to the Ronald McDonald House in New York City.  Please show up at 12:15pm! We will have a great time giving these cute bears to the residents and spending a nice afternoon with them!

Click here for a list of Build-A-Bears in our District

Click here for the discount form for your GOYA