HUGS serves families with children up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

Our nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to families, helping them on their journey of caring for a seriously ill child, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Our Mission

To strengthen Hawaii’s families and improve their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

HUGS is able to provide programs and services free of charge – to the families we serve – thanks to the support of our generous donors

Our organization provides programs designed to improve the quality of life for families as they deal with the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

Upcoming Events

Donations help programs aimed at helping local families, including SibCamp, SibShops, families on Kauai, families on Maui, military families, Celebration of Life, Peer to Peer Support and airfare assistance.

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Special HUGS to...

 
 

The corporations and individuals for their generosity and who made our HUGS Gala such a special 35th Anniversary celebration for HUGS. The HUGS Gala, held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, raised $240,000.

"Proceeds from this Gala will make a major impact on the lives of many local families throughout the islands with seriously ill children," said Anne Lee and Erin Kirihara, HUGS Gala Co-Chairs. "The event was a terrific opportunity to raise awareness about HUGS and its mission of strengthening the lives of Hawaii's families as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child."

The special event featured silent and live auctions, Wishes for HUGS, a wine draw for two wine lots, and a Fund the Mission appeal that collectively raised $88,000 that evening from guests in attendance. Jazz vocalist Rocky Brown provided the entertainment.

We're especially grateful to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors for their commitment and support!