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Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s Build-A-Buddy Creation Box!

Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s signature Build-A-Buddy Creation Boxes are stuffed animal factory fun, at home or wherever you choose! It’s fun and easy with no sewing required. Select a furry friend and you’ll receive all the fun supplies in a creation kit to assemble your buddy.

Our annual Build-A-Buddy proceeds benefit the operation of our organization, a 501(C)(3) non-profit and non-government organization. Thank you for supporting our mission to our senior citizens!

Here’s how it works:

On our website, select from our many buddies, while supplies last. Be sure to include all your information just in case we need to reach you on your cell about your purchase. When completing your order, you’ll select a pick-up date and time that you’ll pick-up your order at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, located at 185 Muntz Street, Hillsboro. Muntz Street is located near Ponderosa Steakhouse at the light on ST RT 62. If you have any questions about your order, you can message us on Facebook or call our Front Desk on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 3pm at 937-393-4745.


In the event of the senior center closing due to weather creating bad road and/or parking lot conditions, please watch on our Facebook page for closure updates which may not allow you to pick up your order as scheduled. After we’re-open, we will call you with a new day and time for pick up with the phone number that you provide to us. If you are not sure if we are closed, please call us before you drive over at 937-393-4745. We also advertise our closings in the mornings on news Channel 5 WLWT and local Radio station 97.5FM.

Creation Boxes include:

An unstuffed buddy, stuffing, a heart (you can initial the heart if you want), a birth certificate, a certificate of health signed by a veterinarian, a collar with a tag that you can personalize with your buddy’s name, a buddy box (gable box- a box with handle), crayons and stickers to decorate your buddy box and a pop-up child’s bracelet. Each creation box is wrapped in gift plastic like a gift basket, so it’s ready to give as the perfect gift!

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Buddies and Birth Certificates:

Before your buddy goes home with you, Doctor Sharp at the Hillsboro Veterinary Hospital will be providing health care exams to each heart and buddy to ensure a clean bill of health! You will also receive a certificate of health in your creation box from Doctor Sharp, along with a birth certificate from the team at the Highland County Health Department. You’ll be able to fill out the birth certificate with the name you select for your buddy. These certificates will be included in your creation box. Health exams are conducted before buddies and hearts are placed in creation boxes.

Follow along with the Grinch and friends:

If you would like to watch a brief instructional video on how to build your buddy, our special guests the Grinch and friends will be building a buddy on a Facebook video. You can visit the video at any time. The video will be posted on our Facebook page. Search, Highland County Senior CItizens Center to find the video at the “video” tab at the top of the page near our profile picture. You don’t have to watch the video, this is a fun option.


Please thank our sponsors:

Platinum sponsor: H&R Block in Hillsboro

Silver sponsors: Community Care Hospice, Wilkin Heating Air Conditioning Co., LLC and Adams and Highland County Homecare

A special thanks to:

Hillsboro Veterinary Hospital and the Highland County Health Department. We also want to thank YOU for supporting our seniors too! Our seniors enjoy their senior center so much and we appreciate you!