Mission Statement

In this often troubled and troubling world, it is our mission to bring comfort to children in crisis through the hugs of teddy bears and messages of loving care.

Help Us Help Them

In our continued response to the needs of children, Hugs Across America Inc., has provided over 410,000 teddy bears to victims in traumatic circumstances. We are responding to:

  • huggable.jpghouse fires
  • police emergencies
  • medical emergencies
  • parental deployment to war zones
  • domestic violence
  • natural disasters
  • terrorism

through first responsee agencies that work directly with children in crisis.

These may include:

The simplicity of this idea and its immediate easing of fear and anxiety in a troubled child is clear. Perhaps this child’s letter makes the point most compellingly.





Bagels and Bears is a group that meets on Sunday Morning to write out notes and bag bears for distribution. Children helping children is an important concept of our mission. Children love it and know that helping other children, particularly those who are hurting, does matter!