Our most recent contest was so much fun! It was great reading the responses and huge thank you goes out to all of you that participated. Stay plugged in to the My Friend Huggles Facebook page for our next contest! 🙂
This testimonial came from Melanie Boutlet, Mom of little 3 year old Abygel, after a hospital visit from My Friend Huggles.
Abygael received her doll when she was 2 years old from her grandma. Since that day they are the best of friends, Abygael feeds her, dances with her and sings her songs. Her doll even follows her when she sleeps at grandma’s. After being admitted to the hospital following her accident, her Rubi doll continues to comfort her. She has been here 3 weeks now. – Melanie Boutlet
Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us! We love hearing from parents, grandparents & caregivers and it warms our hearts to know that our hospital doll donations are making a difference.
With Love & Huggles
My Friend Huggles
DOUBLE your fun and DOUBLE your sleepover party! Or in this case TRIPLE! Here’s an adorable photo of triplets having a sleepover party with My Friend Huggles dolls. The girls snuggled up with our super soft deluxe blankets and cuddled in for the night with their My Friend Huggles dolls. So cute! Mom & Dad, thank you very much for sharing this picture and girls, hope you enjoyed your popcorn! 🙂
Also in this photo, a sneak peek at Mini Huggles ~ Coming soon to the Huggles family!
Earlier this month My Friend Huggles went live on TSN Radio 990 with five-year-old Liam Armstrong’s Mom (Jackie) to talk about their Campaign of Hope. My Friend Huggles Campaign of Hope is a campaign to gift 1000 My Friend Huggles dolls to Starlight Children’s Foundation, who will distribute them nation-wide to children’s hospitals.
Host John Bartlett (the Voice of the Montreal Canadians) chatted with My Friend Huggles for a 30 minute interview about Huggles, their gifting to Children’s Hospitals, their connection to Starlight Children’s Foundation and Strangers In The Night 2013, which kicked-off The Campaign of Hope.
Inspiration for this campaign came from Liam Armstrong, who was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in January 2010. With ALL, malignant, immature white blood cells continuously multiply and are overproduced in the bone marrow. To fight this, Liam has had to endure countless obstacles. What is inspirational about this little boy is that he has manages to laugh and smile through it all. My Friend Huggles saw this firsthand when company president Brenda Katz visited Liam and his Mom in the hospital this past December. My Friend Huggles was so moved by this courageous little boy and by his attachment to the doll that was gifted to him during the visit that soon after, plans for a campaign to gift more My Friend Huggles dolls was in the works.
To involve the local community in their campaign, My Friend Huggles brought 5 dolls to gift to the first 5 people who called into the TSN Radio 990 station, then, they went a step further and donated 5 dolls on behalf of each caller! Host, John Bartlett was so supportive he purchased a Mia doll for his niece.
All of us at My Friend Huggles had a fantastic time and we can’t thank the staff of TSN Radio 990 enough for such a fun visit!
Touching the hearts of children and spreading smiles, restoring comfort and hope. My Friend Huggles large, plush dolls are life-sized for a toddler and will be the cuddly companion for many hospitalized children. My Friend Huggles will continue media coverage of this beautiful campaign through their blog and social media sites. For information on how to support Starlight Children’s Foundation please visit Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
Local personality TB1 (T-Bone) from Montréal radio station 92.5 (the beat) took some time last week to hang out with My Friend Huggles. 92.5 The Beat is Montreal’s Feel Good Music station, featuring adult pop music and Cat & Sarah in the morning, Donna Saker during the day and Cousin Vinny live from Montreal. www.925thebeat.ca/