Our Mission... To provide comfort to children with cancer & their siblings during this difficult time.
At any time a child can be stricken with a catastrophic disease and be in treatment at any hospital for sometimes more than a year. While one parent will stay with the child the other one may have to return home to work as well as the siblings or their friend have to return to school. This can be stressful on the entire family. Project Maisie Hugs is 501 C 3 Non Profit charitable organization sponsored by Operation Give a Hug and was established in 2012 by a mother & Grandmother of a St. Jude patient diagnosed with ependymoma (brain cancer) at the age of 2-1/2. With the grandparents and brother visiting each weekend for 4 months the goodbyes on Sundays were still painful and real. With project Maisie Hugs our goal is to give comfort to these children by giving them special dolls to remind them of their family member or friend. Each doll provides a place to put a photo of the one they are missing and can’t be there with them during treatment, whether it be mom, dad, brother, sister, friend or a grandparent Project Maisie Hugs wants to give these children a tangible way of relating to the one they are miss.
Maisie hug dolls are free to kids with cancer. They are also free to siblings of kids with cancer.We do ask that you only request one doll per child. But donations are always accepted.