If you’re looking for a comfortably elegant, new chair and a way to support HUGS this holiday season, here’s a “Stressless” way to do so. Now through Jan. 21, 2019, go to any HomeWorld store on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, make a donation of $50 and you’ll receive $200 off any Stressless recliner and ottoman, office chair, dining set, or Ekornes seating. Proceeds from the “Chairity” promotion will benefit HUGS. Visit the HomeWorld store nearest you for more details. Your support will ensure Hawaii’s families with a seriously ill child don’t face their journey alone. Visit homeworld.com.
Come join us at Dave & Buster’s for Jingle to Mingle. Donate a toy to support our HUGS children and receive a chance to win a door prize. No-host bar with food and drink specials available.
Special thanks to Rotary Means Business Fellowship, John Strandberg and Oahu Print.
Through December 31st, when you visit a participating Texaco location, please consider a donation to HUGS. You’ll be helping to improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families. Your donation will make a bigger difference because Texaco will match your gift up to $25,000.
A donation to HUGS through the Aloha for Hawaii Charities campaign will make your charitable gift have even more impact on the lives of Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families. Go to: friendsofhawaii.org and select HUGS. We’ll receive 100% of your donation, plus a bonus boost from funds raised at the 2019 Sony Open by Friends of Hawaii Charities.
AmazonSmile is offering its biggest bonus donation to date -- 5% for five days -- that's 10 times its usual rate, on eligible AmazonSmile purchases, through Nov. 5. Shop early for the holidays, and support HUGS for Hawaii's Seriously Ill Children and Their Families when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/99-0213594. Thanks!
Gaylord’s Restaurant at the legendary Kilohana Estate is the setting for Who Dunnit? St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church’s Gala. The special event, featuring a sumptuous dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and an intriguing mystery to be solved, is the first neighbor island fundraiser benefiting HUGS.
Tickets are $120 each, and Reserved Tables are also available.
Proceeds from the event will support HUGS’ emergency airfare assistance for Kauai families and SibCamp and St. Michael’s island ministries. For more information, visit http://www.stmichaels-kauai.org/who_dunnit.htm
Chef Jason Kiyota’s FC Cafe is the Critics’ Choice - Best of the ‘Burbs for Windward Oahu in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Ilima Awards. If you haven’t tried his cuisine yet, here’s the perfect opportunity!
Chef Jason Kiyota presents a wonderful dinner accompanied by a wine tasting on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., at his restaurant, FC Café. Proceeds will benefit HUGS.
An example of the menu includes a fresh island catch of the day and burgundy braised short ribs, accompanied by an eclectic selection of red and white wines to sample.
Cost is $150/person. For reservations, call 380-6924. Seating is limited so reserve your seats now or download and complete the fillable reservation form and send it in to HUGS.
Chef Jason Kiyota is known for his modern ethnic cuisine, using fresh, high-quality, local ingredients combined with traditional spices. A food review called his dishes “special in creativity, taste and presentation.” A graduate of Kapiolani Community College’s culinary arts program, he is also trained in wine pairings.
Did you know… HUGS supports more than 1,600 family members on their journey of caring for a seriously ill child? Because a life-threatening illness affects not only the child, but the entire family as well.
Please join us in raising funds for Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families through our second annual Hugs4HUGS campaign. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor, having twice the impact in providing needed services for our HUGS families.
For organizations, download the toolkit on how your group, company or business can participate in Hugs4HUGS.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our HUGS VH07V collaboration T-shirt is so popular we’re placing a second order. Keep Aloha forever in your heart with our HUGS T-shirt and support Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families. It’s a soft tee in charcoal gray made in Hawaii. The HUGS logo is also on the left sleeve. Place your order today.
Download the order form and mail or fax it to HUGS.
T-shirts are $20 for child sizes and $25 for adult sizes. Net proceeds from the sale of this shirt will benefit HUGS’ Hospital Visitation program that brings smiles and laughter to seriously ill children during their hospitalization.
Why is the ALOHA Upside Down?
Whenever you wear your VH07V T-shirt, the logo sits right over your heart, so when you look down, the ALOHA is now right side up. It’s a subtle reminder to keep ALOHA in your heart.
In observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a grateful HUGS family is holding a Dance-A-Thon for HUGS, in appreciation for the support the family received during their daughter’s illness.
The charity event will feature Zumba, $10 beef stew plate, back sale, gift drawings, and more. $10 donation will be accepted at the door.
All proceeds will be donated to HUGS, 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.
Christmas in July? Amazon Prime Day, beginning July 16 for 36 hours, is Amazon’s own version of Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime Day is for Prime members only, but you can sign up for the free 30-day trial and still get in on the deals. Amazon says there will be more than a million deals for Prime customers.
Shop on smile.amazon.com, select HUGS for Hawaii's Seriously Ill Children and Their Families, and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to HUGS.
Join HUGS at this year's Visitor Industry Charity Walk, the only walk where you might actually gain weight! The 5.25-mile walk begins at Ala Moana Beach Park, continues through Waikiki, with a switchback on Kalakaua Avenue near Kapahulu Avenue, down Lewers Street's Beachwalk and ends back at Ala Moana Beach Park. Along the way, various checkpoints will feature a variety of food, beverages and entertainment, sponsored by lodging properties and allied members.
Visit http://www.charitywalkhawaii.org/oahu.html and find our HUGS team to join us or make a pledge to support Hawaii's seriously ill children and their families.
Join us at this year's HUGS Gala, "Celebrating Our Ohana," on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. HUGS Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year, will feature a delicious gourmet dinner, exciting silent and live auction offerings and entertainment by Kalapana. This year, we are honoring Alan Oshima, president & CEO of Hawaiian Electric Co. Proceeds from the evening will provide meaningful, ongoing support to all members of the family and the entire family as they face the emotional and financial challenges of caring for a seriously ill child.
Table sponsorships are available: $3,500, $5,000 and $8,000. To reserve a table, download the HUGS Gala Table Sponsorship Form.
HUGS is also seeking unique items and gift certificates for our silent auction and one-of-a-kind experiences and memorabilia for our live auction. All proceeds will directly benefit Hawaii's families. Please download the Auction Donation Form.
Special room rates at the Sheraton are available to celebrate Mother's Day weekend. Call Reservations at 808-921-4611 by April 27, 2018 and ask for the HUGS Fundraiser Room Block or provide the group code SGHUGS.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Enjoy a fun and relaxing night out with friends, learning how to paint. Beer and wine available at the bar. Cost is $45 per person, with 50% of the proceeds going to HUGS.
For more information or to register, visit https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/honolulu/event/1515508/
Love pancakes? M.A.C. 24/7 is partnering with HUGS and will donate 20% of all pancake sales on Pancake Day to HUGS. Among the many offerings to choose from, there’s the M.A.C. Daddy Challenge of three 14-inch pancakes topped with either blueberries, walnuts and chocolate chunks; pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts; or cinnamon streusel with vanilla glaze. There’s also “regular-size” red-velvet, mochi or buttermilk pancakes. There will be free samples of its mini M.A.C. Daddy Pancakes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby.
Chef Jason Kiyota presents an exclusive gourmet dinner with wine pairings on Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at FC Café. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefits HUGS.
Guests will enjoy a family-style, multi-course menu featuring Kona Coast Abalone Escargot Style with French Baguette; Balsamic Poached Mission Figs, Toasted Walnut Relish, Creamy Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Arugula; Fresh Island Catch of the Day, Melted Leeks, Organic Shimeji Mushrooms, Baby Tomatoes, Fingerlings with Brandy Cream; Burgundy Braised Short Ribs, Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Truffle Demi Glaze; and a Chef’s Choice Dessert. Each course will be expertly paired with new and old world wine selections from California, Oregon, France, and Italy. However, diners may also bring their own wines.
Cost is $125/person. For reservations, call 754-7614. Seating is limited to 40 people.
Just in time for Christmas, Reyn Spooner has released its Reyn Spooner “Teddy Bear” and will donate $5 of each bear sold in its Hawaii retail stores to support HUGS for Hawaii’s Seriously Ill Children and Their Families.
These teddy bears are made in Hawaii with the company’s iconic Spooner Kloth Fabric. When the fabric is laid out, there are no two alike, so each teddy bear is unique. Cute and cuddly, the Reyn Spooner Teddy Bears make the perfect gift for any age group.
The Reyn Spooner Teddy Bears are available at Reyn’s and Reyn Spooner stores in Hawaii. Give the gift that gives back this Holiday Season.
#GivingTuesday promotes the spirit of giving and brings people together to support the causes they care about. When you support HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support), you support Hawaii's children who are living with a serious illness and their families. Donations from the community on #GivingTuesday ensure all programs will continue to be offered to our HUGS families at no charge. Programs include monthly family dinners, respite care, sibling support, hospital outreach, airfare assistance, a food pantry, and more.
#GivingTuesday falls during our first-ever #Hugs4HUGS campaign, so when you support Giving Tuesday, you'll also be supporting #Hugs4HUGS. Go to our Get Involved tab on our website and scroll down to Make a Gift. If you're not an online user, please mail a check to HUGS, 3636 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816.
Iolani School juniors Hannah Hiraki and Landis Fusato's cloth drawstring bags with cheerful feel-good greetings and artwork will be among the popular items at the Noelani Elementary School Craft & Children’s Fair.
The “Design for Humankind” reusable bags are the perfect size for a gift card or small gift with a mission “to be kind one bag at a time.” The intent is for the recipient to then pass it on to someone else. “Thanks for being you,” “You brighten my day,” “Blessed to know you,” and “You’re one of a kind” are just a few of the greetings. Currently, there are 10 designs. Each bag sells for $3 each.
Proceeds from the bags will benefit HUGS. For more information or to see the designs, visit www.designforhumankindhi.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazing deals and exclusive offers await during Ward Village's Festival of Giving coming up November 10-12.
HUGS is selling Passports for $10 each that provide you with exclusive offers at more than 80 participating Ward Village shops and restaurants, including Cameron Hawaii, Eden in Love, Na Mea Hawaii, Dave & Buster’s, Big Island Delights, Honolulu Chocolate Factory, Big City Diner, Lucy’s Lab Creamery, Paina Café, and more, during the Festival of Giving weekend. Plus, passport holders can Spin the Prize Wheel for a chance to win prizes from Ward Village merchants, enter for a chance to win a trip for 2 anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and get free gift wrapping paper. Spend $250 or more during the Festival of Giving weekend and receive 2 complimentary movie tickets and free valet parking.
100% of Passports that you purchase from HUGS directly benefit HUGS. Passports are available at our HUGS office at 3636 Kilauea Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 808-732-4846 for more information.
Give a Hug and Pass it On
What if we could share our aloha to make the world better, one hug at a time? HUGS for Hawaii's Seriously Ill Children and Their Families, believes together, we can.
Join our Hugs4HUGS Campaign and share the universal power of a hug with a loved one or stranger. And make a donation to help Hawaii's families who face emotional and financial hardships due to caring for a seriously ill child.
Post a photo or video of you giving a hug on Facebook or Instagram. Tag @HUGShawaii and use #hugs4HUGS and in turn tag a friend to do the same.
Our goal: 10,000 hugs and $10,000 for Hawaii's seriously ill children and their families.
You'll make someone's day, and you'll wrap hugs around 1,500 family members throughout Hawaii as they cope with a child's life-threatening illness.
If you haven’t tried Cinnamon’s luscious Guava Chiffon Pancakes, now’s the time to check it out. Now through December 31st, when you order the short or tall stack of its best-selling specialty, Cinnamon’s will donate 100% of the proceeds to HUGS. Breakfast is served all day.
The fluffy, buttermilk Guava Chiffon Pancakes feature two guava-flavored sauces—one, sweet and creamy and the other, a slightly tart syrup, topped with a whipped cream frosting—that claimed the #8 spot among the 15 Best Pancakes in America by Timeout Magazine.
Cinnamon's Restaurant, known for its friendly atmosphere and generous portions, has two locations on Oahu—at the Ilikai Hotel and at 315 Uluniu Road in Kailua.
Teapresso Bar, known for its freshly brewed, made-to-order teas, has created an exclusive Teapresso HUGS tea featuring hibiscus, lychee, apple, lemongrass, and strawberry heart jelly. It's refreshing, pretty and delicious! $1 from each purchase of this exclusive HUGS tea will support HUGS; $1 HUGS pin-ups are also available.
Participating locations include Downtown, Waipahu, Kaimuki, and on Keeaumoku and Piikoi streets.
The 3rd Annual Egan's Bootcamp Charity Gala is a Masquerade Casino Night at Artistry on September 23. Hide your pokerface with a mask and come dressed to impress for an evening of dancing, casino games, pupus, a baked goods sale, and drinks. Cost: $85 per person. Sponsorships from$500 to $5,000 also available. Proceeds support HUGS and Hawaii's seriously ill children and their families.
For more information, email: Mel@hawaiifitcamp.com.
During September, please consider supporting HUGS and Hawaii's seriously ill children and families when you shop Maika`i at Foodland. Maika`i customers are invited to make a donation of up to $249 (per person, per organization) at checkout to HUGS. Foodland and Western Union will match a portion of each donation.
The two-day event begins with a pairings party and auction at the Waialae Country Club on June 10, followed by the celebrity golf classic and awards party on June 11 at Kapolei Golf Club. Each foursome will be paired with a celebrity. A portion of the proceeds will support HUGS.