Handmade Hugs Society
Cowichan Valley



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Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Our amazing volunteers keep a steady flow of finished inventory coming in and thankfully, with our new space, we have the room to keep it all organized.

The pictures below show the storage shelves just after we moved in (left) and the results of our labours so far this year (right).


Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

September is a transition month where we move from the quiet of summer holidays to the increasingly busy time leading up to our busiest season and biggest event, WINTER WOLLIIES DISTRIBUTION. We have nine weeks to prepare and over those nine weeks, we’re going to both share our accomplishments and ask for your assistance. For day-to-day updates, please check in with our Facebook page. We'll post the headlines here and will have a rundown of all the events in December. We're...

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Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We're done! We're done! WE'RE DONE!

With a lot of help, we were moved in less than two hours! There's the unpacking to do but that's for another day!

Thank you one and all for an amazing day!


Moving Day!

Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Moving Day! Moving our totes from storage to our new location. Meet at the clubhouse, go to the storage location, load up, return to the clubhouse. Shouldn't take more than two round trips with two vehicles. We're expecting to start at 9:00 and be done by noon.


The Great Bucket Brigade

Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

So....the cleaning is finished and the primping has begun. Moving day is officially next Thurs (Aug 24th). If you've got a little muscle power you don't mind offering up, join our jolly team of movers. It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to pack up our totes and take them to the site and maybe another two to put it all away. Watch here for more details. We'll post pictures as we go along. The excitement continues! Stay tuned!

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Donation Received

Posted by handmadehugs on November 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our members, Linda Kemp, entered a "lead well" draw at her workplace. It is to recognize employees who volunteer in their communities. Linda won the draw and named Handmade Hugs Society as her "charity of choice". She was awarded and in turn awarded Hugs a cheque for $500! Thank you, Linda, for your generous donation and the just as important donation of your time. Both are very appreciated!

In the photo, (L-R) members Ingrid B...

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Posted by handmadehugs on August 19, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Handmade Hugs Society has had some GREAT NEWS! We have a new home for the next year, a space where we can meet and work and store our supplies too! We are soooo excited! Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available but if you'd like to get in on the excitement early, we're having a work bee to clean and set up the space on the mornings of Aug 14,15, 16 (Mon/Tues/Wed) from 8 AM to Noon. Drop ...

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APR / MAY / JUN 2017

Posted by handmadehugs on August 19, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our 7th annual Hug-A-Thon was held April 8th and has been deemed a success by all. We had approximately 40 people come to volunteer as well as a few Lookie-Lous. But as much as what we do is based on our willing volunteers AT the Hug-A-Thon, this year in particular proved that we also have amazing, dedicated volunteers behind the scenes as well. Spouses, family members and friends all worked to make our event a success. We had a few too many injuries for my liking (a couple of w...

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JAN / FEB / MAR 2017

Posted by handmadehugs on August 19, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a very successful AGM and now have a new Board of Directors. They are:

  • Co-Presidents Julie McClure & SandiLea Gibson
  • Treasurer Tracy Clements
  • Secretary Not Yet Decided
  • Exec Director Monique Lapointe
  • Exec Director Fran Whitfield
  • Exec Director Cathy Schmidt
  • Director Ingrid...
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Posted by handmadehugs on February 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)