Daniela showed us all how to live each day to the fullest, enjoying every moment.
Daniela told us that giving someone a hug brings happiness. Taking her lead, we have
developed our Hug Program. Hugs are special surprises delivered through Hug Boxes
at home, the clinic, or distributed at public events to children who are currently diagnosed
with and receiving treatment for any form of childhood cancer.
Our standard Hug Boxes are based on Daniela’s list. We provide these boxes to children’s
hospital so that social workers and child life specialists can provide it to a child when they
just need a smile. Families of children fighting cancer can also request a Hug Box via our
Hug Box link below.
Our current Hug Boxes include, but not limited to:
#1. Grab Some Friends and Have a Lunch Date Box. It contains gift cards to favorite local restaurants and a handcrafted clay keepsake.
#2. Watch a Funny Movie Box. It contains iTunes gift card, popcorn/movie candy and a handcrafted clay keepsake. Something the whole
family can enjoy.
#3. Think of Happy Thoughts Box. It contains a journal, pen, coloring books, colored pencils, pencil sharpener and a handcrafted clay keepsake.
#4. Hear Some Nice Music Box. It contains a small pillow, earbuds, iTunes gift card and a handcrafted clay keepsake.
#5. Think About Puppies Box (This is designed for younger children). It contains a stuffed puppy, reading books, personalized bag with a poem and two token bears.
A Hug Box can also contain a simple personalized request for something that will brighten a child’s day. For example, the Daniela Conte Foundation has provided tickets to a Broadway show with dinner or a day at the zoo. This personalized Hug Box can be simple surprises based on a child’s likes. They can also be specific request for an activity or an event that a child and family would like to do.
These are typically local in nature and do not require extensive travel. Personalized Hug Boxes can be requested through a social worker or child life worker with our Hug Request Form.
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