“I found out how much a simple little teddy bear means to folks. It’s like they’ve gotten a million
bucks and they just smile. These folks have nothing and this gives them something to hug…”
“My daughter received one of these bears from a lady at a church we stopped at trying to find
FEMA. Thank you so much. That teddy bear meant so much to my 18 month old. It was the only toy she
had for two weeks.”
“My daughter and granddaughter lost their livelihood in the Henryville, IN tornado. ‘Operation Hug Me Tight’
was very good to us. We will always remember their kindness. The girls absolutely LOVE their bears!”
“Children often come into foster care with only the clothes they're wearing and nothing more. By providing
Journey Bags, we can give them basic necessities to have a good start in their new home. Adding a new, soft,
fluffy bear is such a sweet and comforting addition to our bags and we are so thankful that OHMT is willing
to partner with us to love on foster kids in this way!”
"Angela Hager with Operation Hug Me Tight has an incredible heart for children.
Unsolicited, she showed up at a drop spot of ours with 75 brand new teddy bears to take
to Staten Island. Out of everything that we took there, those bears brought more joy than
anything else. It is our pleasure to work with her to spread love to children all over
and we are so thankful for her commitment to make this happen."