Hug Patrol
A Program of the Shapira Foundation
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Helping Children in Crisis Situations

Welcome to the Hug Patrol®️ Stuffed Animal Donation Program

Whether you’re an emergency responder looking for a way to put children at ease or a member of the community looking for a great cause to donate to, you’ve found the right place to help provide comfort and support to children in crisis.


Donating Stuffed Animals for Kids In Crisis

We donate unused, new stuffed animals to police officers, fire fighters, and medical personnel for them to use to comfort children facing traumatic and scary situations. We’d love to have you involved as we work together to make children’s experiences less stressful and give emergency responders a great way to reach out and connect.


Working With First Responders

Police, fire fighters and paramedics respond to stressful situations every day that involve children and being able to reach out with a teddy bear or stuffed animal can help children through difficult times. We have a supply of assorted newly purchased stuffed animals in protective bags ready to be included in emergency response vehicles just for these kinds of situations.


Meet The Team

Mutsy the Dog
Philbin the Bear
Pinchy the Bear
Zi-Bo the Panda
Nayla Cockapoo