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Thank you for making 2015 another great year for Hugs!

  • Thank you for making 2015 another great year for Hugs!

    February 12, 2016  | in News  | 0 comment

    February 12, 2016

    Hugs wishes to thank all of the individuals, families and businesses that helped to make this our biggest and most successful year yet!

    Thanks to all of you we were able to help 108 families with 268 children!

    Special acknowledgement and thanks to all of the businesses who contributed to our program:
    Amante Italian Pizzeria, Thomas & Maura Bagley, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Crocetti’s –Oakdale Packing, Dental Associates of East Bridgewater, Designer Consignor-Roseanne Bush, Dewhurst Lumber, Dunkin Donuts, East Bridgewater Cinemas, East Bridgewater Council on Aging, East Bridgewater Firefighters, EBHS Key Club, EBHS National Honor Society, East Bridgewater Public Library, Eric Watson Excavating, Inc., Forni Bros., Hanson Rod and Gun Club, Harbor One Bank, Lincoln Club & Team Massachusetts – Lisa Mac & Joanne, Mata Karate, Robert & Roberta McCarthy, On Target Training, Paul Wolfe Motors, Paula Coffey Dance Center, Paula LeBlanc aka Poppee the Clown, Peaceful Meadows, Precision Wildlife Services, Inc, Rachelle Croteau, Advanced Healing Therapies, Rev. Rachel & David Tedesco, Russell’s Barber Shop, Salon Esprit, Secret Garden Pet Resort, Senator Brian Joyce, Stephen Andrew Inc., Skinners Sugar House, Standish Sportsman’s Association, Stardust Gym, T.J. Smith’s, Toys for Tots, Phil Woolf Coordinator, Tri Town Masons, United Methodist Church, Union Congregational Church, Viking Pizza, Julie Whitmore – Whitmore’s Yard Care, Inc., Women Wheels of Time, Yankee Sprinkler Co.

    Please remember to support them for their generosity.

    Thanks to the East Bridgewater Public Library, and all of the library staff for hosting our giving tree this year and being such great supporters of the program. Thanks to the Council on Aging staff at the Center at Sachem Rock for hosting a giving tree and also for allowing us to use their space for our program. Thanks to Dewhurst Lumber and Paul Wolfe Motors for their sponsoring of giving trees this year! The more locations we have to offer, the more we can get the community involved.

    Thanks to the Council on Aging, EB Public Library, Dewhurst Lumber, Town Clerks office, Paul Wolfe Motors and Happy Frog Copy Center for being designated drop off locations.

    Hugs also gives huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped us to have such a successful season. All of you are amazing and this program could not run without you!!!

    Special thanks to: EB Kiwanis Club, Christie Ells & Family, Peter Kenn Family, The McCormack Family, Judy Moretti, The Siscoe Family and The Whitlow Family for their generosity.

    Much appreciation and gratitude to all of the Hugs Volunteers: Mary Ahern, Liam Ahern, Maura Bagley, Jenn Carroll, Denise Clifford, Julia Clifford, Lori Cogan, Stacey Coyne, Laurie Dewhurst, Christie Ells, TJ Kelley, Patty Langton, Aimee McAlpine, Hannah & Keira McAlpine, Lisa Hollingsworth Mooney & Paul Mooney, Brenda Morrisey, Sandra Ockers, Emily Oliver, Jacquie Rose, Rosemary Saccocia, Lauren Schaumaun, Sophie & Maddie Schaumaun, Naomi Stella, The Smith Family, Sue Wolfe.

    It takes hundreds of hours and lots of hands to make this program a success, and HUGS is so grateful to all of you for your time and support of our program!!

  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for a great 2014!!!

    January 15, 2015  | in Uncategorized  | 0 comment

    January 15, 2015

    HUGS Community Christmas Program Wishes to

    THANK YOU!

    Thanks to all who supported the HUGS Community Christmas Program this past holiday season.

    With your help, we were able to assist 92 families with 256 children!  This was our biggest year ever!!

    Please help support the local businesses who donated to our program:

    Batti’s Auto Body, Bob Graham Auto, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Cappachoine School of Performing Arts, Cameron’s on the Green, Paula Coffey Dance Center, Dewhurst Lumber, Dunkin Donuts, EB Kiwanis, Eric Watson Excavating, Fowlers Express office staff,Greater Bridgewater Women of Today, Hanson Rod & Gun Club,  Happy Frog Copy Center, Harbor One, Jay Martin Auto & Marine,  Michael H Jewelers, Lavender Sky Gifts, Lincoln Club, Mata Karate, Mobile Animal Care, Morris Real Estate, Poppee the Clown, Precision Wildlife, Roche Bros, Salon Espirit, Secret Garden Pet Resort, Senator Tom Kennedy, Standish Sportsmen’s, Club, Steve Culp Design, Stop & Shop Whitman, TJ Smiths Victorian House, Town Cleaners, Toys for Tots-Phil Woolf, Coordinator, Tri Town Masons, Triple D Arborists, Viking Pizza, Waves Salon, Kevin Welch, DMD, Wheels of Time Car Club and Yankee Sprinkler.

    Special thanks to the United Methodist & Union Congregational Church for sponsoring our program with their generous donations.

    Additional thanks to the EBHS Key Club, Class of 2015 and EBHS National Honor Society Students who volunteered and made donations.

    We are grateful to Manny Leite & the entire staff at the EB Public Library and Nancy Hill & the COA staff for their help and support of our giving trees and our program!

    Thanks to all of the volunteers who donated their time.  Without all of you, none of this would be possible.  Your commitment to our program is amazing!!

    To all of the families, individuals & others who sponsored families, made donations & helped our program this year, we couldn’t have done it without all of you!  Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year from all of us at EB HUGS!

    Like us on facebook!   East Bridgewater Hugs

  • HUGS 2014 is underway!

    October 17, 2014  | in Uncategorized  | 0 comment

    October 17, 2014

    Hugs 2014 Community Christmas Program is now accepting families in need for this holiday season.

    If you or someone you know is in need of help for the holidays, please have them contact us by calling 508-350-9811 or emailing us at wishes@ebhugs.org.

    If you would like to make a donation to our program, you can contribute by donating items listed on our popular items page, by making a cash donation, by selecting a tag off of the giving tree and purchasing that item for a child in need, or by using our paypal link on our donation page.

    If you would like to volunteer this year, there are many ways that you can help.  We need volunteers to drop off donation letters, collect donations, sort and pack donations, shop and more.  Please contact us if you would like to be involved.

    Together we can make this holiday season a lot brighter for many of our families in need!

  • HUGS Thank You’s For All Who Helped!!

    January 24, 2014  | in Uncategorized  | 0 comment

    January 24, 2014

    Hugs wishes to thank all of the individuals, families and businesses that helped to make this year an incredible one for all of our families.  It’s hard to believe that we had even more families this year, but 2013 broke all of our previous records!

    Thanks to all of you we were able to help 88 families with a remarkable 245 children.

    We would like to offer special thanks to the East Bridgewater Senior/Community Center at Sachem Rock for housing our program this season.  Thank you to Nancy Hill, Kelly & Sue for being so supportive of our community program and giving us a place to work!

    Thanks to Mrs. Smith’s Senior Girl Scouts, who volunteered in spite of their busy high school schedules!  Thanks to TJ and Steven Kelly for being such great helpers on pick up day and moving day! Thanks also to the Smith Family for coming to our aid on moving day!

    Special shout out Julia Sheehan and all of the members of the East Bridgewater High School Key Club for their fundraising & shopping help!! Your efforts helped SO much and we are very grateful!

    The following is an alphabetical listing of  businesses who contributed to our program:

    Allegiance Plumbing & Heating, Batti’s Auto Body, Bonnie J. McArthur, Mobile Animal Care, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Check the Rack, Dewhurst Lumber, Dunkin Donuts, Bedford St, Dunkin Donuts, Plymouth St, E Bridgewater Kiwanis, EBHS Key Club, Expresso’s Pizza, Fowler’s Express Office Staff, Full House Grill,  Furniture Décor Showrooms, Girl Scout Troop 81157, Good Days Restaurant, Hanson Rod & Gun Club, Happy Frog Copy Center, Harbor One, Johnny Macaroni’s, Kim West Real Estate, Land of Electronics ,Mahi Eyebrow Threading, Michael H. Jewelers,Morris Development, Inc, Mr. C’s Kenpo Karate, Mrs. Swift & Moore’s, Nano Technologies, Old Colony YMCA, On Target Training, Inc, One Stop Food Mart, Papa Stelios Pizza House, Paula LeBlanc dba Poppee the Clown, Paul Wolfe Motor Sales, Paula LeBlanc, Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream, PJ’s Disposal, Precision Wildlife, Rachelle Croteau, Revolutions Salon, Salon Espirit, Shaws, South Shore Savings Bank, Standish Sportsmen’s Assoc,  Steve Culp Design, Stop & Shop, Team Massachusetts,   The Lincoln Club,  The Secret Garden Pet Resort,  The Yellow Ribbon, Tri Town Masons, Union Congregational Church, United Methodist Church, Viking Pizza,  Viking Recreation Center, Waves Salon, Yankee Sprinkler.

    Thank you to the following for all of their support and generosity: The Siscoe Family, The Alterio Family, The McCormack Family, The DeAngelo Family, The Tedesco Family, The Baileys, The Cobbs, J Moretti, J Doyle, H Howell, P Langton, J Clapp, Lynn Rosa and all of the wonderful people who dropped off toys at Dewhurst Lumber, helped to spread the word about our program, donated their time or purchased gifts for our families in need.  We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

    Huge thanks to the East Bridgewater Public Library, Manny Leite and all of the library staff for hosting our giving tree again this year for helping the patrons, keeping track of donations and being such great supporters of the program.

    Thanks to the Library, Town Clerks office and Happy Frog for being designated drop off locations.

    Thanks also to Steve Culp of Culp Design for donating his time on this wonderful website.

    Hugs is very grateful to everyone who helped to make this year such a great year for so many families in need right here in our own community!

    Together, we made Christmas brighter for many who needed us this holiday season!

     

  • HUGS 2013 is now underway!!

    November 6, 2013  | in Uncategorized  | 0 comment

    November 6, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that the HUGS Community Christmas Program is up and running for this Christmas Season. 

    If you are a family in need, please contact us as soon as possible.  Volunteers are making calls now, reaching out to families in need. 

    The Giving Tree will be up at the Public Library from Monday, November 18th to Wednesday, December 18th. 

    The Giving Tree will also be at Christmas on the Common on Saturday, December 7th with volunteers on hand to assist with any questions.  If you would like to help a family in need, please consider stopping by the Library or Christmas on the Common and selecting a tag with a gift wish on it.  Then simply purchase the gift and drop it off at any of our drop off locations.  It’s that easy! 

    If you have no time to shop, consider purchasing a gift card, or make a safe donation online with paypal or contact us for other options.  

    If you would like to volunteer, there are many ways that you can help. Contact us for more information. 

    We look forward to making Christmas a happier time for our community families in need.  We are very grateful for all of the support and assistance from families, students, individuals & businesses!  We couldn’t do it without all of you.  We wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday season. Ho! Ho! Ho!

  • Hugs 2012 Final Numbers & Thanks

    January 16, 2013  | in Uncategorized  | 0 comment

    January 16, 2013

    Hugs wishes to thank all of the individuals, families and businesses that helped to make this our biggest and most successful year yet!

    Thanks to all of you we were able to help 74 families with 178 children and 20 of our senior citizens.

    We were very blessed this year to partner with a wonderful charity in East Bridgewater whose mission is all about community and support of our children and enhancing their lives :  The Victoria Snelgrove Memorial Funds.  We are very grateful to the Snelgrove’s for their generous donation!  Please support their fundraising efforts throughout the year!

    Special thanks to John Fabroski for allowing us to run Hugs out of a space at his Plaza this year.  Because of his kindness, we had a wonderful place to set up and run our program.

    Thanks to Mrs. Smith’s Senior Girl Scouts, who were amazing volunteers and shoppers and to Brownie Troop 75326, Miss Paula & Miss Kathleen for all of their great help!

    Special shout out to the East Bridgewater High School Key Club for their fundraising & shopping help!!

    The following businesses contributed to our program:

    Stardust Gym, Viking Pizza, Salon Esprit, Pier 18, Stop & Shop of Whitman, Old Colony YMCA, South Shore Savings Bank, East Bridgewater Cinema, Happy Frog Copy Center, One Stop Food Mart, Abracadabra Nails, T.J. Smiths, Johnny Macaroni’s, The Secret Garden Pet Resort, Mobile Animal Care, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Roche Brothers, Eric Watson Excavating, Expresso’s Pizza,  Rachelle Croteau Reiki & Reflexology, Grand Slam Sports Cards & Collectibles, Aegean Pizza, P.J.’s Disposal, Cumberland Farms, M. Clifton Edson & Sons Insurance Agency, Physical Therapy Plus, Towne Cleaners, Land of Electronics, Papa Stelios, Mahi Eyebrow Threading, All Seasons Restaurant, Full House Grill, Revolutions Salon, Viking Recreation Center, Affordable Storage & U-Haul, Deng’s Chinese Garden, Silver Lake Fitness, Mr. C.’s Kenpo Karate, Dewhurst Lumber, Hanson Rod & Gun Club, Tri Town Masons  and Michael H. Jewelers.  Please remember to support them for their generosity.

    Thanks to the East Bridgewater Public Library, Manny Leite and all of the library staff for hosting our giving tree this year and being such great supporters of the program.

    Thanks to the Library, Town Clerks office and Happy Frog for being designated drop off locations.

    Thanks also to Steve Culp of Culp Design for donating his time on this wonderful website.

    Hugs is grateful to everyone who helped to make this year such a great year for so many families in need right here in our own community!

     

  • 2012 HUGS Program is Under Way!

    November 12, 2012  | in News  | 0 comment

    November 12, 2012

    We are happy to announce that the 2012 East Bridgewater HUGS Program is underway and we need your donations and support. Please check our Facebook page and/or check back here often for updates and news.

    Thank you!!

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