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As nurses working in the field of public health we witnessed first-hand how more and more families are struggling to acquire the basic necessities of life in today's economy. A new baby puts an added strain on already limited resources and many babies lack appropriate items of clothing and blankets to stay warm and thrive during their crucial first year of life. Learn More...
What Can I Do
We collect gently used or new infant clothing in sizes preemie to 12 months to distribute to needy babies in the San Diego area. Learn More...
We have several donation bins located thoughout the city. Find a donation bin near you,
Generous donations of time are also appreciated. We have volunteer opportunities available. Learn More...
Lots of babies helped!
2/25/2015 As we begin 2015, over 1000 packages of clothing and other essential items for the first year including handmade blankets, hats, bibs, and booties have been provided to infants in need throughout San Diego County. Each family also receives a brand new book for baby along with parenting tips and other wellness materials.
We continue to lean on the support of community organizations and individuals for financial contributions along with donations of gently used, new, and handmade items. Thank you!
11/11/2014 Gently Hugged is expanding rapidly and we are continuing to help more and more babies with their basic needs for clothing and warmth during their first year. Please keep Gently Hugged in mind as you plan for your end of year giving. It is easy to give a contribution by clicking on the MAKE A DONATION button, or your check can be mailed our office located at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Suite 1-B, San Diego, CA 92128. Thank you for your continued support and have a blessed holiday season!
9/16/2014 The "That's Amore" event to benefit Gently Hugged was a smashing success! Our gratitude goes out to each person who attended, donated, volunteered, and supported this effort. It was a fun evening with raffles, a silent auction, great food and speakers, all in the lovely ambiance of the Bernardo Winery. We hope you will join us next year! Please continue your donations of infant clothing and handmade items, financial contributions, and volunteer efforts so we can carry on and expand our services to babies in need in the San Diego community.
Save the Date
5/16/2014 Gently Hugged will be sponsoring an inaugural fundraising event entitled "That's Amore" at the lovely Bernardo Winery on September 12, 2014. We look forward to seeing all of our supporters and enjoying a relaxing evening that includes dinner, a speaker, silent auction and the viewing of our Gently Hugged operations. More details to follow - hope to see you there!
3/5/2014 Gently Hugged is currently experiencing a shortage of sleepers and onesies in 12 month size (both boy and girl). If you are able, please drop these donations (or any others) into a collection bin in your area. It is also possible to make monetary donations for this purpose by clicking here. In addition, we keep a bin for clothing donations outside our office located at the Bernardo Winery, and we are present at the Farmers Market every Friday. We would love to meet you if you are in the area!
Gently Hugged has been awarded the GuideStar Silver participant award for its dedication to transparency in all aspects of its operations. Visit www.guidestar.org and search for Gently Hugged to get the most up-to-date information.