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...
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.
Also, please "Like" us on Facebook to stay informed about all that is going on with Gently Hugged.
The Gently Hugged Facebook page is revitalized so please "Like" us for a good way
to stay current with our ongoing activities and view lots of photos!
Gently Hugged sends many thanks to the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club for matching the donations of 3 members and making it possible for us to purchase a much needed laser printer. Now it is possible to produce good quality flyers, posters, and other promotional materials without relying on our substandard personal equipment.
Infant clothing needed
We continue to receive new requests from worthy organizations that serve disadvantaged
families and women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. If your neighborhood,
club, or group would like to become involved in our efforts to collect clothing, blankets,
and books for babies in need please contact us!
Thank you to Bethlehem Lutheran Church for choosing Gently Hugged as a "Giving Tree" Project for the month of May. We received 48 pounds of mostly new baby clothing along with generous cash contributions. We appreciate the outreach ministry and the giving spirit of this church and its members.