NNJ Cornell Club Young Alumni Chapter of Hugs
Contact: Wendi Kane
February 2011 Update
Big Red Bear Hugs!
“On Saturday, January 8th, 2011, about 30 Cornell alumni, current students, and friends gathered in Morristown, NJ to stuff some bear skins for their ‘Big Red Bear Hugs’ event. This was part of a university-wide volunteer effort known as ‘Cornell Cares Day’, which happens annually in January to bring alumni and current students together. In total, the Cornellians stuffed 60 bears that can now be donated to children in need of hugs!” The bears will be delivered to local Pediatric Emergency units at the Morristown Hospital.
About this chapter
The Northern New Jersey Hugs chapter is eager to get started and will hold a teddy bear stuffing event on Feb. 7th, 2009.
Since the Cornell mascot is a “Big Red Bear” there is a natural connection with teddy bears. The Cornell Alums are delighted to join the Hugs mission of providing teddies for children in traumatic situations and plan to concentrate on the hospitals in there Northern New Jersey area. ( They include the counties of Morris, Essex, Union, Bergen,Hudson,Warren, Passaic, Somerset and Hunterdon.) Any alums interested in helping out are welcome.