Great Big Cub Hugs

Great Big Cub Hugs Great Big Cubs Hugs is Aiden & Alexis' mission to gather cuddle friends to donate to various groups and organizations throughout the year including the Hershey Bears yearly Teddy Bear Toss.

Operating as usual

07/16/2020

Yes, we are still collecting cuddle friends
Yes, we can pick them up from you
Yes, we do need boxes too
Yes, they should be new or gently used
Yes, we are still looking for followers
Yes, you are awesome!

We may have a @mattel fixation here.  When we aren't picking up cuddle friends we are playing these games we bought from...
07/13/2020

We may have a @mattel fixation here. When we aren't picking up cuddle friends we are playing these games we bought from @target. @uno #Dos #UnoDice #GameNight #kids #kidshelpingkids

07/12/2020

It's Sunday, and a beautiful day in the DC area. We're starting to get back out to collect cuddle friends and we are also in need of boxes to store them in. Can you help?

When you go to @7eleven and they have a #Slurpee with your nickname on it, you get one and your picture in front of it!
07/11/2020

When you go to @7eleven and they have a #Slurpee with your nickname on it, you get one and your picture in front of it!

07/11/2020

Hey everyone, we've been swamped with a lot of stuff going on and are ready to start picking up more cuddle friends...and some boxes too to store them in. We're excited to say that we're over 1,500 counted so far with a few bags still to be counted! That's over 1,500 smiles that you've delivered so far!

Homework, homework, homework.  So we're going to assign you some homework!  Ask five of your friends, or post to your Fa...
06/03/2020
Great Big Cub Hugs Pickup Request Form

Homework, homework, homework. So we're going to assign you some homework! Ask five of your friends, or post to your Facebook wall that you would like to gather some stuffed animals for two awesome kids who are gathering stuffed animals to donate to kids in need. Make sure to post this link too: https://forms.gle/rLumCPSVRg6SErtt6

See, homework can be fun! And you get to have someone else do all the work ;-)

Thank you for helping Great Big Cub Hugs gather cuddle friends for the Hershey Bears Teddy Bear Toss in December. Now, you can request a pickup of cuddle friends from a representative of Great Big Cub Hugs. Please indicate several days of the week that we could arrange pickup. As we continue into th...

06/01/2020

It's a wonderful Monday. The astronauts made it to the ISS safely and the out-of-this world generosity of others continues to humble us. Thank you to everyone who has reached out today about picking up new and gently used cuddle friends this week. :-)

05/26/2020

We have receivedWe have recreceived numerous requests forups in the last few days! We are so excited.!!!!

We have made easy-to-schedule pick-up from Great Big Cub Hugs.  Our Cuddle Ambassadors (people like you who have volunte...
05/10/2020
Great Big Cub Hugs Pickup Request Form

We have made easy-to-schedule pick-up from Great Big Cub Hugs. Our Cuddle Ambassadors (people like you who have volunteered to help us gather) are ready to hit the neighborhoods and start picking up some cuddle friends. Click the link below to fill out the form if you have cuddle friends you would like to donate. Please share this among anyone and everyone you know who might be happy to donate.

If you'd like to become a Cuddle Ambassador, PM us and we'll tell you how!

https://forms.gle/ABvBvyQQewE8gSQcA

Thank you for helping Great Big Cub Hugs gather cuddle friends for the Hershey Bears Teddy Bear Toss in December. Now, you can request a pickup of cuddle friends from a representative of Great Big Cub Hugs. Please indicate several days of the week that we could arrange pickup. As we continue into th...

05/08/2020

Go to Twitter and type in #Classof2020. Make the day of a graduate by liking their tweet and leave a note of congrats.

05/08/2020

Dad is losing weight, we need him to bulk up to carry all the cuddle friends for us!

05/04/2020

Post something positive you're doing today. Include your favorite cuddle friends too!

05/02/2020

Hi everyone. We are doing great and hope you are too. We are hoping to be able to get back out there and start collecting again when it is safe. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

04/13/2020

Hey everyone, if you've been cleaning like we have, then we know you have some bags of stuffed animals laying around that you'd love for us to pick up when the quarantine is all over. We ask you to clean as many of them as you can (if they have motors or take batteries, please separate and don't wash them as this will potentially ruin those mechanisms) through the gentle cycle and either air dry or a low tumble dry. We want to keep everyone safe and we are looking at getting back out there as soon as we can!

Getting some outdoor PE time today since we can't be out collecting right now.  Once we are able to again, we will be ha...
04/08/2020

Getting some outdoor PE time today since we can't be out collecting right now. Once we are able to again, we will be happy to schedule a time to pick up from you!

03/31/2020

Hey everyone. Please be safe during this time. If you have cuddle friends you would like to donate, we ask that you wash them on the gentle cycle in the washer. This will help keep everyone safe once we all are able to get back out there. Thanks!

Is it possible to get any more beautiful!  Putting on a homemade beauty mask today!!!
03/17/2020

Is it possible to get any more beautiful! Putting on a homemade beauty mask today!!!

OMG OMG OMG!!!  Our friend Gabby honored in Chicago today!  We love Gabby!  We are so proud of you! πŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’š...
03/17/2020

OMG OMG OMG!!! Our friend Gabby honored in Chicago today! We love Gabby! We are so proud of you! πŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’š

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Parades are being cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, including in Chicago, so we are celebrating virtually today and bringing you a look at what the green dye in the Chicago River would look like if it made it all the way down to the South Branch Bridge. We've done a lot of work on this bridge over the years, from a physical inspection to remedial design services.

We're also illuminating the logo in our headquarters green in celebration of Gabby's Acts of Kindness. This Mechanicsburg, PA foundation was established by 10-year-old local Gabby Kerchner. You may have seen Gabby featured on ESPN recently for collecting over 10,000 stuffed animals for the Hershey Bears’ Teddy Bear Toss. Check out their page for more info.

Five more generous families helping to deliver #smiles. We are finding #positive people everyday! #DadsCuddleDrive
03/16/2020

Five more generous families helping to deliver #smiles. We are finding #positive people everyday! #DadsCuddleDrive

We have officially made the last pickup in today's #AidenDadCuddleDrive.  Thank you Mallory for this bag of #StuffedAnim...
03/15/2020

We have officially made the last pickup in today's #AidenDadCuddleDrive. Thank you Mallory for this bag of #StuffedAnimals! #stuffedanimalsofinstagram #kidshelpingkids #kids #happy #smiles #fun #positive #Positivity

Who ya gonna call?  Well for #StuffedAnimals you call us, for #ghosts you call these spooky neighbors!  @ghostbusters #G...
03/15/2020

Who ya gonna call? Well for #StuffedAnimals you call us, for #ghosts you call these spooky neighbors! @ghostbusters #Ghostbusters #AidenDadCuddleDrive #coolcar #cars #carsofinstagram

Bag five thanks to the Branizor family!  Officially a handful of #smiles!  #kidshelpingkids #referee #refereelife  #kids...
03/15/2020

Bag five thanks to the Branizor family! Officially a handful of #smiles! #kidshelpingkids #referee #refereelife #kids #kidshelpingkids #AidenDadCuddleDrive

Make that, officially, another bag!  Thank you Parish family for your contribution.  @clorox getting some facetime too :...
03/15/2020

Make that, officially, another bag! Thank you Parish family for your contribution. @clorox getting some facetime too :-) #kidshelpingkids #AidenDadCuddleDrive #kids #StuffedAnimals #stuffedanimalsofinstagram

Officially three bags from the Fazel family who joined forces with another family for this awesome collection on the 2nd...
03/15/2020

Officially three bags from the Fazel family who joined forces with another family for this awesome collection on the 2nd stop of the #AidenDadCuddleDrive today! #StuffedAnimals #kidshelpingkids #positive #kids #Positivity

It's official, another great donation today.   We have several to pick up and Aiden is excited to help! #AidenDadCuddleD...
03/15/2020

It's official, another great donation today. We have several to pick up and Aiden is excited to help! #AidenDadCuddleDrive

03/15/2020

It looks like we will have a few more pick-ups to make today! We're excited to see all the new smiles to be delivered!

03/14/2020

We have seen amazing growth this week in the number of people who are liking our group! We're so excited and wanted to let you know you can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram. @GreatBigCubHugs on both platforms.

We have eight videos to shoot today but we're busy getting some exercise first. Everyone stay safe!

Look at these #smiles on the 8th stop of #DadsCuddleDrive.  Thank you Mosely Family!
03/12/2020

Look at these #smiles on the 8th stop of #DadsCuddleDrive. Thank you Mosely Family!

Stop seven on #DadsCuddleDrive brings us to the Vaughan family!  Thank you for this bag of #smiles.  πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜„
03/12/2020

Stop seven on #DadsCuddleDrive brings us to the Vaughan family! Thank you for this bag of #smiles. πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜„

The 6the stop on #DadsCuddleDrive, thank you to the Bennett family for this bag of #smiles!  Don't forget you can follow...
03/12/2020

The 6the stop on #DadsCuddleDrive, thank you to the Bennett family for this bag of #smiles! Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Dad isn't done yet. He has a couple more stops to make!

Two more bags of #smiles thanks to our friend Alison!  Thank you so much for leaving these out for #DadsCuddleDrive fift...
03/12/2020

Two more bags of #smiles thanks to our friend Alison! Thank you so much for leaving these out for #DadsCuddleDrive fifth stop. So many great donations today!

It is the 4th stop on #DadsCuddleDrive and someone can "barely" contain themselves!  @mickeymouse will deliver a #smile ...
03/12/2020

It is the 4th stop on #DadsCuddleDrive and someone can "barely" contain themselves! @mickeymouse will deliver a #smile and we are so excited. Thank you Michelle for your donation!

The Guppy family left these out for #DadsCuddleDrive today!  We can see the #smiles already from the #kids who will rece...
03/12/2020

The Guppy family left these out for #DadsCuddleDrive today! We can see the #smiles already from the #kids who will receive these. Dad is through three stops!

An eager #tortoise is ready to deliver some #smiles after our second stop on #DadsCuddleDrive!  Thank you to the Falkofs...
03/12/2020

An eager #tortoise is ready to deliver some #smiles after our second stop on #DadsCuddleDrive! Thank you to the Falkofske family for this addition!

Stop 1 on #DadsCuddleDrive!  Thank you to the wonderful Miozzi family for your donation!
03/12/2020

Stop 1 on #DadsCuddleDrive! Thank you to the wonderful Miozzi family for your donation!

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How We Got The Name

Dads give great hugs and our dad always gives us β€œgreat big bear hugs”. When he gets a hug from us, he says it’s a β€œgreat big cub hug”. Since we want to deliver all these cuddle friends and deliver all these hugs, we decided the name β€œGreat Big Cub Hugs” would be a way for us to deliver those hugs to kids like us.

We hope you’ll join us and help us deliver some great big cub hugs to kids who need them. Our goal this first year is to contribute 1,000 cuddle friends to the Hershey Bears Teddy Bear Toss in December. The friends will then be delivered to children throughout Central Pennsylvania through a variety of organizations that work with the Bears. If you would like to donate, please check out one of our events or contact us at [email protected] to set-up a time to connect.

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