Cuddles of Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to comforting children by providing them with a new stuffed animal to cuddle with during an uncomfortable or frightening situation.
CoH is a 501c3 organization dedicated to ensuring children receive a bit of comfort during difficult times.
Our Story During the summer of 2018, I had my first emergency experience as a mother. We were at a friends house and my son Lucas, who was 2 years old at the time fell and hurt his eye. The ambulance came quickly and we were rushed to the emergency room where we found out he needed surgery to repair his eye and tear duct. Lucas was so brave and the North Providence Fire Department and EMT's that arrived on scene were amazing as well as the nurses and doctors at Hasbro Children's Hospital. They all did their very best to get us through this difficult time and for all of them, we are so thankful. During our time in the emergency room, it broke my heart seeing Lucas squeeze the towel stained with his blood so tight when getting looked at by the doctors and nurses as well as prepping for his surgery. After this experience, I started Cuddles of Hope to ensure that any children in the hospital or a shelter have a stuffed friend to cuddle through the difficult times.