The Hugs & Hope Club for Sick Kids was created by Marsha Jordan in October 2000, as a ministry of encouragement for children battling critical illness. Every month we feature new stories and photos of sick children on our website. Our visitors and volunteers pray for, encourage, and send these children cheery postal mail (a.k.a."happy mail"). Our volunteers also sponsor many special projects to brighten the lives of the children on a regular basis!
What We Do
We at Hugs & Hope desire to share God's love with sick children and their families by encouraging and comforting them. We can accomplish this through "happy mail," goodie packages, wish granting, balloon bouquets, Christmas gifts, and more.
*We provide the rare gift of friendship: a listening ear, a sympathetic heart.*
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ." (II Corinthians 1: 3-5)
Why We're Here
Part of the motivation for starting this group was the following plea I heard from a heartbroken mother: "My child is dying. Doesn't anybody care? Won't somebody do something to help me?" I determined that even though I couldn't do much, I could do SOMETHING to help ease the burdens of parents who must watch their little ones suffer. I can at least offer the hand of friendship, share the love of God, and walk with parents through their nightmare. I created this website to enlist other caring people to join me in befriending these families who need folks to get personally involved in their struggles.