New Website!

We're making a move...but don't worry, it's just to a .org! We have an amazing new website designer, so we're excited to showcase the kids and homes we've visited in the gorgeous format they're so deserving. As we're under construction, you may still see content on this page until we've fully transitioned to www.hugceo.org. In

Donation Drive for Upcoming Trips

Donations have started to roll in... Thanks to the generous people who have already donated items for upcoming trips! My amazingly sweet, wonderful dentist, Dr. Whitney Delaney, of Clark, Delaney, & Tsang (www.smilereston.com) donated 500 adorable dolphin toothbrushes!!! That's what's in those cardboard boxes. I've also received clothing and some toiletry and health/nutrition

Hongik Center Visit a Success

Today, 66 orphans and their guardians from the Hongik Child Welfare Center visited Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. Thanks to staff volunteers, the children enjoyed an incredible experience which included a tour of the ship, a private ice show, an appearance by a DreamWorks character, ice cream, games on the basketball court, a huge

66 Children Set to Visit the Mariner of the Seas!

Through the kind efforts of my friend and his colleagues aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, 66 children from the Hongik Child Welfare Center orphanage on Jeju Island, South Korea will get to enjoy an incredible experience on Sunday. After boarding, they will tour the ship, enjoy a meal, meet a DreamWorks character, watch

4 Countries, 7 Orphanages, Hundreds of Smiles

Well, it's been almost a week since I returned from my trip...what a whirlwind! In the next few days (or maybe weeks! :) ) I'm going to write a recap of my experiences. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventure, but I especially hope it gives you a glimpse into life for children in

July Hug Trip Expanded

That's right!! In addition to visits to orphanages in Chennai and Agra, India, I'm happy to share that I'll be headed to the Shanghai Healing Home http://charitydreamshanghai.com/our-home/ in China, as well as orphanages in South Korea on Jeju Island. The Shanghai Healing Home takes care of babies and toddlers with cleft lip and cleft palate pre- and

India Hug Trip in Planning Stages

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of several individuals, the first Hug Trip to India is now in the planning stage. In July 2014, I will be visiting several orphanages in both Chennai and Agra, with the possibility of additional trips, depending on additional funding.