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!

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. We raised $1,588, which provides more than 6,000 meals through Second Harvest Food Bank.


2 Corinthians 1:4

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

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