Project Angel Hugs ministers to the emotional needs of children with cancer and their families.
Project Angel Hugs is a Christ-centered organization ministering to youth touched by cancer and their families: encouraging them through prayer, words, gifts, and festivities; harnessing the abundant energy from healthy youth to accomplish work generated by this project while instilling in them a passion for volunteering. View Nessa's story below.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Stop in at the office anytime during September and get your GOLD Ribbon pin. Wear it to raise awareness, wear it for someone you know, wear it to start a conversation with someone. We don’t care how you do it just do it - get the word out! Our window has gone GOLD for all the little warriors out there, fighting a battle they should not have to fight. Wear Gold for September.
Comfort Cases hits PAH
A couple months ago I received an email from a lady in Virginia who is part of Comfort Cases. This group of ladies volunteer their time and money making one-of–a-kind pillowcases for children in our program who have a birthday that month. Each pillowcase fits the child's interests to a T! These pillowcases are now part of our Birthday shipments! Thank you to the wonderful ladies of Comfort Cases! Check out our September/October newsletter to view the beautiful work!
Be An Angel Benefit - Thanks for your support!
And a good time was had by all! That pretty much sums up the 7th annual “Be An Angel” Benefit. New features this year included Locks of Love, honorary balloon release, rock wall, and a life-sized Jordy Nelson to catch your throws. We are constantly looking for ways to improve this benefit and would love to hear from any of you that visited us that day. If you attended the benefit and have suggestions on how we can improve this event please contact us. We take all items under consideration!
Community outpouring of support included dropping off baskets for our auction, dropping off items to put in baskets, making monetary donations, baking items for the bake sale, volunteering your time at the office in preparation for the big day, volunteering your time to pull off the big day, bidding on baskets, participating in raffles, supporting our food sales, praying for success or doing a number of the above things! Thanks!
Donations are gladly welcome. Because these items will be given to children with suppressed immune systems, it is a requirement that the items must be NEW condition. See our wish list for ideas. Your generosity is appreciated!
Ladies, book an evening to spend time with your friends while you reach out to kids touched by cancer at the same time! Project Angel Hugs is looking for groups to help decorate bags for Valentines and Easter. Contact us to learn more!
2013 Christmas Hugs
Project Angel Hugs shipped out 195 boxes and mailed another 28 gift cards to childen. We also sent out 70 cards to the kids in our program. We delivered 36 gift packages to two area hospitals. Volunteers, sorted and inventoried donations, made ornaments, packaged candy and trinkets, filled boxes, wrapped presents, weighed and labeled like crazy! Our bag decorating experiment was a great success. We decorated enough bags not only for the hospitals, but for every box we shipped.
Toy Drive Success!
I am blown away by the outpouring of gifts that we received from our Christmas toy drive!!! The gifts from private donations were over the top! So many wonderful things that I am sure the kids enjoyed.
We had a number of area businesses step up to help us out also. Thanks to Leslie Faye, Sun Graphics and to Tauschek’s B & B. These businesses held toy drives for us throughout December.
We also had a family do a Birthday “buy” for eight January birthdays. They wanted to give something for Christmas instead of getting. Because they did it for Christmas, we decided to do a birthday collection so there would be time to ship everything. They dropped all the great gifts off, so we will be busy wrapping and packing those goodies for birthday deliveries throughout January. What a wonderful new way to do something special for our kids. Our window was spectacular for the toy drive and Christmas holiday, thanks again to Brenda and Leeanne for all of their hard work.
How it Started
(Told by founder Char Jensema-Grider)
In my daughter Vanessa’s almost eight years of life, she showed courage, love, compassion, humor, strength, generosity, and most of all faith. So much of her precious life was spent hospitalized, receiving chemotherapy and then later a bone marrow transplant. We found out the sad news in June of 2001, that her cancer again had returned. Her decision was no more treatment. With great spirit and belief in God, she spent the next 7 weeks, having a wonderful summer swimming in her new pool we were able to set up for her, and spending time with her puppy, Buddy. In August of the same year, Vanessa passed onto her new life with the Lord. At that time I learned that God can give you the strength to whisper in your daughter’s ear, "It’s okay…you can go now…I’ll always love you."
Due to her long hospital stays, we learned how to capture a moment here and there and have some fun. Whether doing a craft project, having pizza with other families, receiving mail, or just spending time out of our room doing whatever to make a very difficult situation more bearable. View Nessa's story.
We Need You
We can't help these children without your support. Won’t you help us to make life a little brighter for these precious children and their families. Feel free to call us for volunteer opportunities or group activities. Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 4:30. We will be happy to schedule a private group activity for your organization. Prayers, volunteers and donations are always welcome!
Thank you for your interest in Project Angel Hugs. Please contact us directly at (920) 892-9138 for more information.
Project Angel Hugs fills the void in these children’s lives by hosting parties in the cancer unit or by sending mail to the children. We encourage them to be a kid...even for just a moment.
Enroll a Child
The children enrolled in our program come from across the United States. They are referred to us by either someone already enrolled in the program, by a relative, and through other various contacts we have. This program is free to all involved. From the children with cancer to the Teen~Angels to the Angel KISS Gatherings! Email us for a registration form.
Kids with Cancer Welcome Project Angel Hugs
Days up on the cancer floor can seem endless. Waiting for tests to be done, waiting for test results to come back, waiting for blood counts to go up, waiting for chemo, waiting for tummy meds, waiting for our life to begin again. Project Angel Hugs fills the void in these children’s lives by hosting parties in the cancer unit or by sending mail to the children. We encourage them to be a kid...even for just a moment.