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Sojihuggles Childrens Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To provide underprivileged children with the basic necessities in life so they may grow, thrive, experience purpose in life and contribute to society in meaningful ways. We are a solely volunteer managed charity. There are no salaries or stipends to anyone working in or with this organization. ALL proceeds go to children in need.

Results: 501(c)3 established on March 21, 2016. We have raised awareness of the high level of children in need in this country. Fundraising efforts have been very successful and include events to meet a variety of interests to involve a wide scope of the community: NJ Miner's Baseball game and fireworks display, Neighborhood Clean-up Program funded by government grants, Lakeside Crystal Bowl Healing Concert, Candlelit Labyrinth Walk/Meditation, Birthday Bag Program in partnership with food pantries, Diaper Drives in partnership with Diaper Banks. Upcoming events include a Jack-o-Lantern Illumination Jamboree, Thanksgiving Pie Making for family dinner program, sale of artisan made decor and holiday ornaments at The lake Mohawk German Christmas Market and a Holiday House Tour with Caroler's, Ice Sculpting Competition and many more surprises to delight those on the tour. ALL proceeds from ALL events and programs go to children in need.

Target demographics: children in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 800 children providing: coats, diapers, 10,000 school lunches, vision exams/glasses, dental exams/cleanings/xrays/fillings

Geographic areas served: Our offices are located in Newton, NJ

Programs: diaper drives, food drives, fundraising events for both children and adults

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently had the honor of meeting T Love, hearing her story and experiencing her passion. Under her guidance, Sojiguggles recognizes the needs of the children in our community... the things that aren’t otherwise being taken care of. She truly fills in all the gaps. But even more amazingly, she understands the mindset of children- those she’s helping AND those that the underprivileged children encounter on a daily basis. She takes that understanding and ensures that what she provides for the kids is of a quality that makes the kids feel EQUAL to the others around them, without worrying about being teased. She has long term goals for these children, not short term fixes.... like providing dental care instead of pain killers that could lead to addiction. Everything she does is so beautifully thought out and executed. If she has an opportunity to help, she will find a way to do it! This Foundation is so important and has done so much good in a short amount of time. With the love that is connected to it, it will continue to thrive and I can’t wait to see all that T and her team will continue to do. It is a pleasure to work with T and an absolute honor to be able to help her cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud supporter of Sojihuggles under the direction of TLove! Her compassion, integrity and life experience has been amazing to see her grow this organization with her fundraising efforts! She recognizes the needs the children in our community sometimes go with out...school supplies, food, clothing and more! With her perseverance and networking she gives back 100% to the children! Cannot wait to see what the future holds for this organization and TLove’s efforts!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in a school where Sojihuggles provides assistance to our families. The dedication that this organization has to helping individuals/families/schools is above and beyond. Seeing the number of students that benefit from the generosity as well as the level of assistance provided is unbelievable. The organization secures assistance to all students without any criteria needing to be met,which allows for zero families to "fall through the cracks". I cannot say enough positive things about this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sojihuggles is an organization I am proud to associate with. The tireless efforts of T Love have a direct impact on the children in our community. Many of these children would go without basic necessities that many of us are unaware of. She tirelessly fund raises and gives 100% back to the children and families in need. From school lunches, to school supplies and warm coats, the efforts of T Love are extraordinary. She is a woman of character and integrity and her devotion to Sojihuggles is endless. ~ M. C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sojihuggles Childrens' Foundation is a vital organization in this county. I understand what it is like to be a child living in poverty, and the good that Sojihuggles does touches my heart to its core. The impact of what this organization provides has changed lives overwhelmingly for the better and will continue to do so. Sojihuggles fills the gaps that other organizations create, and the founder, T Love, works with nothing but passion, joy, and yes... love in her heart for the underprivileged children in our community.

Mary C.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Sojihuggles through the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce. I'm amazed with the energy its founder, T Love, has for helping children within our county. Every single penny raised helps a child in need. This is near and dear to my heart as I remember being in need, and only once in my childhood did I receive a Christmas gift. I received a brand new robe that was donated. It means the world to a child to be treated kindly. Sojihuggles coordinates shoe drives, clothing drives, provides school lunches for children in need, backpacks for school, and so much more. They constantly come up with ideas to aid children, but more than anything, what makes them remarkable is one word: KINDNESS. Period.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sojihuggles Children's Foundation has been operating in Sussex County for a few years now and it seems like every year they somehow find a way to help more kids in need. Soji provides a wide range of services, like providing free school lunches, warm winter coats, diapers, Epi-pens, arranging for free dental care, eye exams and glasses. All things that growing kids need, but unfortunately parents cannot always afford. One of the things that strikes me most about the foundation is that it is 100% volunteer, none of the donations go to salaries, advertising or any other business expenses. Instead, all of the proceeds go to helping the kids! I don't think there are many non-profits that can say the same. The founder, T Love, works tirelessly to make the foundation a continued success, devoting her personal time and energy to arrange fund raising events and search out ways to try to make life better for the kids of Sussex County. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to donate to such a good cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has been an awesome partner to the Newton Board of Education and the students we serve. Sojihuggles has been a strong supporter of our reduced breakfast and lunch program. For all of the students who are needy, but their families do not qualify for free breakfast and lunch, Sojihuggles offsets the cost of breakfast and lunch for all of these students, to the tune of thousands of dollars per year. Over the last two years donations have totaled more than $7,500, providing free breakfast and lunch to hundreds of students who might not be able to afford even the reduced price meals. This foundation is helping curb the childhood hunger epidemic in one small part of the world and we are thankful for their support.

Donor

Rating: 5

T Love does a tremendous job with this Foundation. Her dedication and commitment is extraordinary. She truly cares about all these children and doesn't want any child left behind. If she could make a difference in each and every life, she certainly would!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a school social worker it can be a constant challenge to meet the needs of our children. As the winter months approached, we were concerned about our students lack of warm clothing. Sojihuggles Children's Foundation met with us personally and discussed the unique needs of our children. As a result many of our students received a warm winter coat, hat and gloves! The coats they received were of high quality, Sojihuggles delivered coats that were individualized (size and gender) to the children that were identified. We are so fortunate to be working with Sojihuggles Children's Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the wonderful privilege of being one of the volunteers working through Sojihuggles. Over the past years we have grown tremendously as a foundation, providing underrepresented children in our communities with daily necessities. Toiletry bags, haircut services, and eye exams are among many other things that we have provided these children with this far. Sojihuggles takes a community approach to helping children in need by communication through volunteers, community members, schools, and local organizations. What a great foundation to be a part of!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sojihuggles makes lives better. From food supports to connecting families in need to services that improve quality of life, this non profit fulfills its mission, serving as a reliable and compassionate network of care.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Sojihuggles has done so much for our school district! From health bags to school supplies, to helping provide lunch for those students on the fringe of the national school lunch program income guidelines. Their personnel are wonderful to work with. This is a foundation worth supporting if you are one of those with the opportunity to do so!

Donor

Rating: 5

I choose to support Sojihuggles because I know the people running it are authentic, truly care about their mission to serve and help and 100% volunteer. I trust that each donation is going directly to helping the children in our area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ms. Love at Sojihuggles has graciously worked with our district (Hopatcong Borough Schools) to provide our socio-economically disadvantaged students with the materials they need. Through Sojihuggles, we have been able to provide food, clothing and household items to meet the needs of our students. Ms. Love is a delight to work with and she truly cares about improving the lives of children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a School Nurse at an Elementary School that has benifitted from Sojihuggles Childrens Foundation on several occassions. They have helped many families in our school, providing new sneakers in the Spring and new coats in the Fall for those in need of assistance. Sojihuggles have also offered to help pay off children's lunch charges and provide eye exams if needed. Ms. Love and her foundation are dedicated to serving all children in need. We are lucky to have such a wonderful organization in our community!

Kristi G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a principal at a school that has benefitted from Sojihuggles Children's Foundation. From paying students' overdue lunch accounts, to setting up payment for eye exams and glasses, Sojihuggles has been a wonderful support to our families in need!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a school employee and connected with Ms. Love when she reached out to see how she could help the children in my school. There are so many students in need these days and we are so lucky to have met her and the generous support she and her foundation have provided to the children in our school. Sojiguggles has funded eye exams, purchased glasses, paid school lunch accounts, and purchased clothing for students in need. Thank you Sojihuggles. We are lucky to have you here in Sussex County.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with this organization helping out with school items for children that could not afford them, and selling 50/50 tickets for the holidays. It was lots of fun to help out and give back to the community. I know that all the money that is being donated, and well as items being donated are all going to the children, and none of the money is going in anyones pockets. that is what makes this organization stand out, knowing that it all goes to the children in need. Its a wonderful thing that Sojihuggles is doing.....keep up the good work

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ms. Love and the Sojihuggles Children's Foundation are fantastic! Ms. Love came to present to the entire 2nd grade. Her mission is absolutely selfless. She wants the best for every individual out there.