How to Give


Thank you for your interest in supporting families in Hawaii as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child. HUGS is entirely supported through donations of time, treasure and talent and remains able to administer programs and services free of charge due to your generosity. All monies raised stays in Hawaii. 


By Mail

If you would like to send a donation by mail, click here to view the printable PDF form.


Other Ways to Donate:


Amazon Smile

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to HUGS For Hawaiis Seriously Ill Children And Their Families whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. (You can select a different charitable organization after signing in.)
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Donate HawaiianMiles to HUGS!

Hawaiian Airlines has a wonderful program that allows supporters to donate unused HawaiianMiles to HUGS. These miles help families travel from a neighbor island to Oahu or even the mainland for life-saving procedures.

Donating HawaiianMiles is easy!

  • Visit the Hawaiian Airlines website:
  • Click the HawaiianMiles link at the top of the page
  • Then click "Redeem" tab, click "Donate Miles" and scroll to select HUGS.

Donate Items

HUGS is seeking a variety of items in support of its Hospital Outreach Program. View the HUGS Wish List.


Donate Your Time

Learn how to become a HUGS volunteer.


Give Through Work

HUGS’ Aloha United Way #: 95690

HUGS’ Aloha United Way #: 95690

HUGS’ CFC#: 84333

HUGS’ CFC#: 84333


Leave a Legacy

By leaving a legacy gift, you can ensure our families are served by HUGS not just today but well into the future. You’ll be helping to secure our future as an organization. You’ll also ensure HUGS will be able to continue our mission of strengthening Hawaii’s families and improving their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

What is Legacy Giving?

A planned gift or "legacy" gift is any gift made as part of your estate planning. With a legacy gift, you’ll be assured your philanthropic interest in HUGS continues beyond your lifetime. You'll also be making a lasting difference for Hawaii's families.

Types of Legacy Gifts

Your legacy gift can take many forms.

The most common type is a bequest in your will or trust. A bequest is revocable, which means you’re able to change it at any time. With a bequest, you may bequeath a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate.

Making a Bequest

Here is sample bequest language to include in your will or trust:

I hereby bequeath to HUGS, Federal Tax ID number 99-0213594, the sum of $_______ (or percentage) of my estate, both real and personal, to be used by HUGS to further its mission.

Gifts of Life Insurance and Retirements Accounts

You may also list HUGS among the beneficiaries on a life insurance policy or a retirement account.

A gift of life insurance allows you to make a modest gift now for a significant gift in the future for HUGS. If you’re still carrying a life insurance policy you or your family no longer needs, please consider donating it to HUGS. If you transfer ownership of your paid-up insurance policy by naming HUGS as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary, you’ll receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction based on the current value of the policy.

Naming HUGS as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plan is one of the most tax effective gifts you can make. If you’re 70–½ years old or older, an IRA charitable rollover allows you to make a tax-free, outright gift to HUGS using your traditional IRA or Roth IRA.


Please consult with your financial adviser on the various options and tax advantages of planned giving and finding one that’s best for your situation. Call our Development Director at 808-380-6924 for more information about making a planned gift to HUGS. By notifying us now about your planned giving intent, we'll be able to thank you appropriately. 

HUGS is pleased to be a partner of the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Legacy Giving Campaign.