- Hugs and Hope Foundation for Sick Children
The Hugs and Hope Foundation for Sick Children is a
U.S.-based tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3)charity serving seriously ill, injured, or handicapped children. The organization's web sitefeatures photographs and descriptions of these children and calls for visitors to send "happy mail" in the form of cards, letters, emails, or small gifts. The charity has an explicitly Christianorientation.
The organization was founded by Marsha Jordan, a
Wisconsingrandmother who has experienced serious illnessherself, including depression and blindness, and who founded the charity after one of her grandchildren suffered severe burns. Jordan is the author of "Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter" (Jada Press 2006 ISBN 0-9771343-4-2), a book featuring artwork by some of the children helped by the charity. The book received generally favorable reviews from readers on the Amazon.comsite, though a few reviewers found it disappointing and less than inspirational.Fact|date=December 2007 Jordan has been published in several national magazinesand anthologies, and has appeared on WGN televisionand a number of radioprograms including Billy Graham's " Hour of Decision".Fact|date=December 2007
The charity sends a monthly email newsletter to approximately 3,000 subscribers interested in the work of the foundation.
* [http://www.hugsandhope.org Hugs and Hope Foundation web site]
* [http://www.todays-woman.net/article-print-1311.html Todays-woman.net interview with Marsha Jordan]
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