Get to Know Us
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...
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!
A "painless" way to donate
12/4/2013 Now you can shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Gently Hugged with each purchase. Please go to http://smile.amazon.com/ to sign up and get more information. Don't forget to bookmark the page and it will be an easy transition with no changes to your Amazon shopping experience. Thank you! We appreciate your support in helping needy babies stay warm and thrive in their first year.
We would love to meet our supporters in the community. You will always find
us with our Gently Hugged display near the Bernardo Winery office on Friday
mornings from 10:00 - 12:00 during the Farmer's Market. Come by to say hello
and bring donations if you have them! 9 and 12 month sleepers and onesies
are always needed but we greatly appreciate any donation of infant clothing.
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