What We Do:

We are twin sisters, Emme and Ava, and every year on our birthday since 2011 we hold a stuffed-animal toy drive, collecting as many new cuddle-sized plush toys as we can to donate to children who are experiencing stressful or scary life circumstances.

Our Goals:

To provide new, plush, cuddle-size stuffed toys (an “Emergency Cuddle”) to children in stressful or scary life situations.

Our Inspiration:

2 Corinthians 1:4 tells us, “God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort others.”

What We’ve Done in the Past:

Since founding Emergency Cuddles for Kids in 2011, we have been blessed to donate 100s of new cuddle-sized plush animals/toys to many local, national, and international organizations that minister to children in need of comfort. Some of these include: ambulance services, homeless shelters and temporary family shelters, a children’s home, and Operation Christmas Child. What a joy!

2020 Update:

In 2020, due to COVID-19, we held a virtual food drive instead of a stuffed animal drive, to help provide comfort children and families in our community who were dealing with the stress of food insecurity. You can access the Emergency Cuddles Virtual Food Drive here


Our Plans for the Future:

In 2022, we plan to celebrate our twin birthday by holding our first-ever community stuffed toy drive and to start a new tradition by throwing a party at our local woman’s and children’s shelter – with the goal of providing a new plush “emergency cuddle” to every child living there. Stay tuned for more info on how you can be a part of this amazing event!

2 Corinthians 1:4

God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort others.

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