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
I am both a donor and a volunteer with Sojihuggles Childrens Foundation. Everyone is a volunteer. All the money that comes in, goes directly to support children in need. Personally, I like knowing that ALL of my donation is going to the cause and not paying staff salary or a bonus for an executive. Sojihuggles is making a big impact in the lives of many underprivileged children. It makes me feel good, and I’m also proud, to be part of such a worthwhile cause.
Although the organization is new they have made great strides in helping the community already. The Mission is very important to our part of the state and it is shocking that kids in the US are starving or without bare necessities like pyjamas or shoes.My children and I have volunteered with this organization a few times now and are mostly impressed by the transparency on every level to the public.Not one cent goes unaccounted for and funds go to where the true need is. It is volunteer based at the moment. The Founder and Board is hardworking, and extremely organized.Every activity and fundraising effort is well thought out and well executed. I would not hesitate to give of my time or my funds to Sojihuggles.Sometimes the smallest groups can make the biggest difference.I wish them well and continues success in reaching their goals.