Hope & Hugs
Why Hope & Hugs?
The story behind Hope & Hugs, why we started it and how we hope to make a little difference.
Our blog with the latest Hope & Hugs product information, what’s going on behind the scenes and a little bit of everything else!
A list of our favorite online resources, along with links to places that do make a difference every day. There is so much help available, it’s just hard to find sometimes.
Why Hope & Hugs
The idea for Hope and Hugs started a while back, but the light bulb went off right before the Christmas holidays. My daughter was struggling with cancer, Leiomyosarcoma to be exact, and was in the hospital. Christmas shopping had not been done yet and I decided to do subscription boxes for the family. Subscription box shopping was a blast, but couldn’t find anything that I thought would be perfect for her. Flashing back to when she was first diagnosed, dozens of friends from around the country would message me and ask what could they do for us or what could they send her. Believe me when I say she loves everything she has been sent, but there are only so many flowers she can have in the house at one time and she also has enough lotions to fill a swimming pool. All are very appreciated, but when battling a long-time illness, there has to be another option. Add in the fact that Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that gets little attention or funding and I knew what I had to do. Come up with a gift that people could send to friends or acquaintances who may be battling a chronic illness and raise funds for cancers and other diseases. Every penny of profit will be donated to charity. Every single penny! The three month subscription boxes can be sent to anyone battling an illness, be it heart disease, cancer, MS, anything. There is a standard for each box, but hand-curated items are added to each box depending on the person receiving it. Some individual items can be ordered and sent as gifts, but at this time, the majority of items are only available through the subscription boxes.
T-shirts to wear and show you care.
LiveStrong, Meal Train, Cleaning for a Reason are only a few links to check out.
All profits from Hope and Hugs go to LMS research.
Tote bags, Whacky Kathy Dolls, Bands and Medical Journals.
All profits from all the shirts goes to Leiomyosarcoma research. Not only will you have a great shirt, (check out the lightweight hoodies!), you will will be helping to save a life. Very little funding is available for sarcoma research, only what the friends and families raise in support of loved ones. Lots of options Read more about T-shirts, Hoodies and More![…]
A little humor is sometimes needed to offset the reactions from the chemo cocktail given to patients. In my daughter’s case, the combination of drugs made her cranky. This shirt is in her honor, as she would warn us that this was her Cranky Chemo Day! The shirt is a v-neck, unisex shirt, short-sleeve that Read more about Cranky Chemo Shirt[…]
It’s happens all too often. A diagnosis of cancer for a friend or family member and the world stands still. Little things outside don’t matter anymore. Really who cares about the latest scores, news or even weather? Unless it directly relates to the treatment or diagnosis of our loved ones, nothing else matters. It’s fear Read more about Please don’t say, “Just let me know what I can do”![…]
No movable parts, no batteries to wear out, no periodic checkups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation-proof, no monthly payments, no insurance requirements, theft-proof, non-taxable, non polluting and of course, full returnable. Hugging is healthy. It relieves tension, combats depression, reduces stress, improves blood circulation, it’s invigorating, it’s rejuvenating it elevates self-esteem, and it Read more about Hugging[…]
Huge surprise this week when we got a boatload of coloring books, Feel Good Words, to add to our Hope and Hugs gift box! These great inspirational coloring books designed by artist Sue Chastain are not only fun to color, but a great stress relief. After all when you’re thinking about staying in the lines, Read more about Feeling Pretty Good![…]
A box full of care (and fun!) for those who are spending time recuperating at home or just need a little extra TLC. If you’ve ever had to spend extended time at home recuperating from an illness, surgery or even treatments, you know how much the little things count. This box of goodies was created Read more about Hope & Hugs at Home Box[…]
Hope & Hugs Travel Tote[/caption]We all spend too much time in the waiting rooms of doctors and hospitals. Now imagine how much more time cancer patients or other chronically ill patients spend just hanging around! After spending time waiting for appointments, sitting through treatments and what sometimes feels like just treading water, there were certain Read more about Appointment Tote Bag![…]
I am really delighted with the two drinking products we are able to include in the boxes. A lot of time was spent finding the right piece, for the right price and being sure it was something we would want in our own homes. The Hope and Hugs on-the-go tumbler is BPA free, double-walled and Read more about Mugs and Tumblers[…]
I am so happy to share the Hope and Hugs first t-shirt. Statistics are cold and hard, can be frightening and often overwhelming, but every day we ignore them and live life we are winning. So for today and tomorrow, defy any statistics that are negative and work towards changing them on your own terms! Read more about Defy Statistics T-Shirt[…]
Oh my . . . Look what showed up in the mail yesterday! A big box of bracelets from Candy, a friend from the collecting world, who wanted to help us in the Hope and Hugs project. Ladies, these are gorgeous bracelets and the Tree of Life charms are a fitting touch for those who Read more about Bracelets from The Candy Tree[…]