Huggies Awards Four Additional $10,000 Grants to Support Hospital Hugging Programs and The Babies Who Benefit from Them
"We're thrilled that our No Baby Unhugged grants will continue to help hospitals positively impact their tiniest patients through hugs and physical touch," said
The four hospitals receiving grants in January include:
Southern Regional Medical Center- Riverdale, GA: The grant will help launch its first hugging program that will train volunteers to provide consistent, ongoing, uninterrupted therapy while parents are absent to improve the recovery process. Funds will also help purchase glider rockers, blankets and other accessories to provide a comforting environment. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center- Berkeley, CA: The grant will enhance its existing hugging program, with an emphasis on caring for babies born to mothers addicted to opioids and other substances. Funds will help replace worn out rocking chairs and enhance the level of training offered to prospective volunteers. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women- Memphis, TN: Funds from the No Baby Unhugged grant will help provide more hugs to the 70% of babies in the NICU that receive very few visitors.
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford -
Palo Alto, CA: Grant funds will be used on supplies, ongoing education and enhancing communication with volunteer huggers while they are in the hospital.
"Thanks to the No Baby Unhugged grant, we are excited to launch our first-ever hugging program that will help provide the benefits of human touch to babies in the NICU when parents cannot be there," says Charlotte Dupré, President and CEO of
Huggies will continue to award No Baby Unhugged grants in 2018 and hospitals interested in applying can check Huggies website for new details. Visit Huggies.com/NoBabyUnhugged to become a Huggies Member and in turn, Huggies will donate
About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That's why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents' hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive - from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program, visit the "Why Huggies?" page at Huggies.com.
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