Loving Hugs is in the process of reorganizing and
We are not able to accept donations of
items during this time
Please check back with us in 2015
To Contact Us:
We look forward to hearing from you!
Loving Hugs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable
that is currently being reorganized and established in California. We hope to be
up and running again with our Hugs program, reconfigured, early in 2015.
Inspired by a letter shared with her
from a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq in 2007, Wendy Clark, the
founder of Loving Hugs, Inc., learned of the tragic consequences
for Iraqi children caused by insurgent bombing attacks near
where the soldier was based; many of the injured victims were
innocent children. Some learned that had lost their families and
were alone in the hospitals; many would ultimately be placed in
Immediately Wendy was inspired to do something to help those
children. Not just for those children in Iraq, but wherever
children are in crisis situations caused by war, natural
disasters, and extreme poverty.
Wendy began making contacts with individuals, schools, churches,
and civic organizations, to collect and donate stuffed animals
that were appropriate to give children suffering in crisis areas
around the world, and to give them some emotional comfort and
hope. The inspiration for Loving Hugs, Inc. was born!
Click here to read
Major Karsteter's Letter that inspired Wendy to begin making contacts with
individuals, schools, churches, and civic organizations, to collect and donate
stuffed animals that were appropriate to give children suffering in crisis areas
around the world, and to give them some emotional comfort and hope. The
inspiration for Loving Hugs, Inc. was born!
proud to say that Americans give generously, and donate funds
and stuffed animals as a simple gesture of care, love, and
compassion for children who need to know that someone cares.
While we are going through a reorganization and transition, we
will not be able to accept stuffed animals donations for this
loving purpose. Please email us if you would like to be updated
on when we will be able to start taking donations of stuffed
animals again. A great way to keep up to date with Loving Hugs
is to LIKE us on our Facebook fan page (Click on Facebook icon
below for quick link)!
Loving Hugs, Inc. partners with the U. S. Navy, and with
U.S.-based international non-profit organizations to “Hug”
children in crisis situations all over the world.
Hugs in Action!
Our Board of Directors
Wendy L. Clark, Executive Director
Lynn Stambaugh, Director
Ray Higgins, Director
Lori Schofield, Director
Marie Leslie, Director