BearHugs 1:50 Donation Scheme
At BearHugs we are committed to spreading as much love as possible.
For every 50 'Hug in a box' gifts we sell, we send one to someone in need of a bit of extra love through our charity partnerships.
Georgina, our lovely Hug Donation Assistant, liaises with our charity partners and designs perfectly personalised hug in a box gift packages for our nominated recipients.
We'd love to introduce you to Our charity partners...
Through Post Pals, we donate hug gift boxes to seriously ill children and their siblings.
Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile.
It was set up in 2002 by teenagers who were all ill themselves. Vikki George had the idea after finding that receiving cards in the post was the only thing that made her smile when bedbound and isolated due to very severe ME. Even today, Post Pals is still run from beds and hospital beds.
The concept is simple… Post Pals feature children on their website with a forwarding address, their interests and stories, and invite members of the public from around the world to log on and send cheerful post.
Through Project Parent, we donate hugs to the parents and carers of hospitalised and chronically ill children.
Project Parent is a social enterprise which aims to bring a little cheer and treat to the parents and carers of hospitalised and chronically ill children and young people under 25.
Founded in 2014 by Kate Stanforth, Project Parent sends Christmas gifts to parents as a way of bringing a little festive joy at what is often a very difficult time. Kate’s personal experiences of chronic illness and time spent in hospital led her to the idea of Project Parent, which has now grown from supporting parents and carers in Newcastle to providing gifts to parents whose children are in hospitals across the country.
BearHugs’ partnership with Project Parent means that we are now able to send a little extra love to parents and carers of children and young people with chronic illnesses throughout the year. Each recipient of a BearHug is nominated by someone close to them, and we pick out gifts that we hope the very deserving parent or carer will absolutely love.
We’re so happy to have Project Parent as our newest charity partner, and we love being able to send BearHugs to such wonderful parents and carers!
If you'd like to nominate a carer through Project Parent, read a little more about the scheme here and then pop an email across to email@example.com