ShowYou Care Give a Bear!

Fundraiser

A $25 donation to HUGS will help to brighten someone's day!

Click below to see our entire collection

of available bears!

Graduation & Easter Bears

have just arrived!

HUGS & WISHES PROGRAM

The Wishes Program is the heart

of our organization. We have fulfilled over 900 wishes to date, helping to brighten the lives of families, individuals, and children in our community.

If you would like to support our Wishes Program, click "Donate" above.

"HUGS" to the

Will County Brewing Company!

Thank you to the Will County Brewing Company for partnering with HUGS

to host a 50/50 charity raffle. 

We so appreciate your support!

Cate's Closet Donates to HUGS!

Thank you to Cathy from Cate’s Closet for your generous donation to Shorewood HUGS!

We love our community and always love meeting our wonderful business owners that look for ways to support local. Thank you, Cathy, for your kind words and giving spirit.

Giving Back to the Community During a Pandemic

In early March, we paused our Wishes Program for the safety of our HUGS members and wish recipients. Though we knew it was the right decision, it was still heavy on the hearts of our members who wanted to help in some way. So we were happy when we found some creative ways to show appreciation to our community during the quarantine. The following are some of the ways we gave back during this time:

  • Provided lunch & dinner for Morris Hospital ER

  • Supported Regency Care of Morris with Groceries for their staff

  • Sent 110 appreciation cards to nurses

  • A small group of members made over 1500 masks for healthcare providers

  • Donated 50 blankets and bears to St. Joe's Hospital

  • Provided lunches for employees, patients and families at Joliet Hospice

  • Provided TCBY for staff of Trinity Services

  • Mailed 50 Teacher Appreciation Cards

  • Delivered smart cookie packages to graduating 8th graders and seniors

  • Sent monetary donations to St. John's Catholic Food Pantry and St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Thank you!

We are so thankful to our community for supporting us! Today we say thank you to

Holly Keenan McNichols

for allowing us to promote our teddy bears to her dance students! It was so fun putting our “Keigher Bears” together! Proceeds from these bears will be used to fulfill wishes in our community!

Junior HUGS

Shorewood Junior HUGS are middle school and high school aged girls with a desire to make a difference in our community. Their mission statement is "Building relationships and leadership skills through community service".

 

Pictured are Junior HUGS girls preparing food for the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. The meals will feed families of children being treated at area hospitals. This is just one of the many projects our Junior HUGS girls take part in during the year.

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Sweet Sweet Wishes

HUGS Ladies delivering wishes in our community

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