Where To Donate Stuffed Animals – Loving Hugs Inc.

As a mother, I understand the comfort that a stuffed animal can bring.  Adrian and Lucia seek solace in my arms, or they reach for  a special stuffed animal to soothe themselves.  We started donating stuffed animals to Loving Hugs, Inc. last summer and have since been following their heart-warming work on social media.

Loving Hugs, Inc. distributes donations of stuffed animals (new and gently used) to children in war zones, orphanages, refugee and IDP camps, natural disaster zones and hospitals around the world.  The organization began in 2007 when its founder Wendy Clark received a letter from a US soldier, detailing the horrific consequence for Iraqi children caused by insurgent bombing attacks.  Wendy was inspired to help the innocent children who were injured, alone in hospitals and placed in orphanages after learning that their parents were killed.   Her determination led her to help children all over the world, facing crises, with the emotional comfort of a loving “hug” to cuddle.

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To get involved, please visit the Loving Hugs website, review their donation guidelines and remember that the recipients are living in the most difficult situations imaginable.  Donations must be in excellent condition.  Getting young children involved is a fantastic first “giving” project, and a Hugs Drive is a perfect service learning project for a school or community to take part in.  Support can also be given by following their inspiring work on Facebook and Twitter.

This post is not sponsored in any way. I am happy to share this amazing organization.  The image of the little girl in Guatemala is via Loving Hugs, Inc.



  1. What a wonderful organization to be a part of, and help spread the word about (so we can donate too).

    • They are doing awesome work, aren’t they? I think that a lot of parents want to donate and are unaware of Loving Hugs, Inc.

  2. Thank you Monica for your wonderful support of Loving Hugs, Inc., and our mission for giving emotional comforting Hugs to children in need, all over the world. When they receive the Hugs we give, thanks to caring Americans all over our country, it makes a positive difference for those children, and shines a positive light on us Americans at the same time: Win-Win-Win!

  3. I love that you wrote up a post on this just because you want to help spread the word. It’s such a great thing to be able to give something tangible for children to love when there’s not much else to love around them. I shared your post via Twitter, too 🙂

  4. Ah thanks for sharing this. We have so many could donate! I love this!

  5. What a wonderful thing to be part of 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful organization!

  7. What a great program! I will be donating as soon as I can figure out which animals to get rid of!

  8. What a great idea! Thanks for posting this and bringing this amazing organization to our attention!

  9. Great cause Monica. Not only have I donated in the past, it was easier for me to let go of my daughters bears. Knowing they would be just as loved 🙂

    • I feel the same way Nilsa – I know that they are going to an amazing place. The pictures on their facebook page speak a million words – those little kids are so deserving.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing. I was in the dark. We have so many stuffed animals to donate. Lovely that you shared here Monica.

  11. Thank you for letting us know about this wonderful organization. My kids are very attached to their dolls and I can only imagine how much joy a new doll can bring to these children. Off to check out the Loving Hugs website.

  12. Oh, my gosh, I love this. Thank you so much for sharing. We’re going to start using Loving Hugs, no joke.

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