HUGS supports families with a child up to age 21 who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

Our nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to Hawaii families and each member of the family, 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.

Programs and services are available to families without charge because of the support of our generous donors.

HUGS offers programs to alleviate the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child, while providing opportunities for families to come together in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Upcoming Events

Donations make a range of programs possible, including hospital visits, respite care, fun family events, SibCamp for siblings, peer to peer support, and emergency airfare assistance, directly benefiting local families.

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Special HUGS to...

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C.S. Wo & Sons and HomeWorld Furniture’s partnership with Ekornes on their successful charity promotion, raising $10,750 for HUGS. HomeWorld customers learned that “it is in giving that we receive.” By giving a $50 donation to HUGS, they received a $200 discount on an Ekornes stressless chair. Thank you for supporting Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families, making their lives more comfortable and a bit “stressless.”