We are happy to announce that the 2019 Cuddles For Kids Scholarship was awarded to Morgan Weaver of Windber High School in Somerset County!
The scholarship was open to students of Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and a record of outstanding community service.
We are asking for your help so we can get a special project funded, which will encourage young children to keep their goals and dreams alive and know that people believe in them!
Our bear will have a special message on the tag and allow children the ability to put their dream on their bear which makes it extra special to them!
So if you haven’t donated to Cuddles for Kids now is a chance to help make MY DREAM a reality and help fund this special project.
Each donor to the “Bearlieve Project” will also receive one once they are produced or be able to donate it to a child or agency of their choice!
BE PART OF MY DREAM AND SOMETHING BIGGER THAN A BEAR! DONATE ONLINE TODAY!
Order online at cfk.givingfuel.com/apparel
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Cuddles For Kids Toy Drive!
2018 Drop-off locations:
West Side SACC at Johnstown Elementary School
Knepper Insurance - Somerset
Upper Yoder Fire and Rescue
Room 1101 Hair & Nail Salon
Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Conemaugh Township VFD Station 610
It's Tantalizing, Probody Nutrition and Supplement Store
The Offices of Rep. Frank Burns
Makin' Waves Hair Salon
Conemaugh Valley Elementary School
Johnstown Paper Company/Coal Tubin’
Johnstown Cambria County Airport
Hogue's Fun Factory
AmeriServ Financial Franklin St Downtown Johnstown
Damin Printing Company, LLC
Dancin J's Studio and HeadLiners Studio both in Irwin
Mimo's Pizza Company
Bella’s at Coal Heritage Center
Something Xtra Special
Windber Community Building
Before the start of our #puttingforapurpose⛳️The Knights of Columbus Laurel Highlands Chapter presented Founder Conner Hagins with a donation for $500
Pictured are: George Ferrante, Conner Hagins, Dennis Pingatore and Anthony Ream; President of the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the K OF C.
Start practicing those swings and come out for a great cause! All proceeds benefit Cuddles for Kids initiatives!
Congratulations Conner on being chosen as one of Whirl Magazine's "20 in their 20's", which highlights young adults in their 20’s making a difference in Pittsburgh!
Do you want to get your limited edition CFK/Pens Foundation Pillow Pet? WATCH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! We have a limited number to sell!
NOW ON SALE! https://cfk.givingfuel.com/pets
Save the Date!
Saturday, July 28 at 12 PM
Berkley Hills Golf Course
361 Goucher St
Johnstown, PA 15905
Find a foursome and join us for the 1st Annual CFK Putting for A Purpose Golf Tournament
No team? No problem! Sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team. $260 per foursome/$65 individual golfer
Registration and bag lunch at Noon
Shot Gun start at 1:00PM
Hole sponsorships available for only $100
Corporate Sponsorship for $340 includes a foursome and hole sponsor
Prize package to the 1st place team
Closest to the pin and other skill prizes will be awarded.
More information coming soon!
CFK is now on Amazon Smile! Be sure to go through our unique link. CFK gets a percentage every time you shop!
Cambria, Somerset and Bedford County seniors - a $500 scholarship is up for grabs!
Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and reside in Cambria, Somerset or Bedford counties. Application must be accompanied by transcript, essay on why volunteerism is important to you and a letter of recommendation from an organization you volunteer for. Deadline for applications is April 2, 2018; announcement of winner will be made on May 1, 2018.
If you know of a student that could benefit please share with them!
Scholarship applications are now closed for 2018. Winner will be announced on May 1, 2018.
Thank you to our runners/walkers, tee shirt sponsors, fruit sponsor, Friends of CFK and THE VOLUNTEERS! We RAISED $1,800 which will enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of others; one cuddle at a time!
The 2nd Annual Cuddles for Kids 5K, 10K and KIDS FUN RUN is scheduled for June 2, 2018!
Help CFK raise funds by shopping at Five Below in North Hills, Cranberry or Johnstown stores April 8-15.
10% of your purchase will be donated to CFK. Save to your phone or print and take the flyer with you when you shop!
Be sure to tag us in your shopping picture for a chance to win Starbucks gift cards!
Cambria, Somerset and Bedford County SENIORS! A $500 scholarship is up for grabs! Scholarship Application period will open on Wednesday and must be turned in to Cuddles for Kids by April 20th. Announcement will be made May 1st. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 provide transcripts and have outstanding community service. If you know of a student that could benefit please share with them! MUST RESIDE IN CAMBRIA, SOMERSET OR BEDFORD COUNTIES.
Cuddles for Kids is hosting the Third “Kicking It with the Kids” at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 1-3PM. Members of the men’s and women’s LaRoche College soccer teams will be in attendance having some soccer fun with the children. Also in attendance will be Shonda Moats; wife of Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Arthur Moats, Maureen Kunitz; wife of Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Kunitz, Celina Pompeani; Pens TV Host, Miss Pennsylvania USA; Elena LaQuatra and Pittsburgh Steelers Mascot; Steely McBeam. The event will include a “mini soccer camp” and crafts for the patients of the hospital. Gifts will be distributed to those not able to leave their room. Each child will be given a soccer ball, toy and a keepsake craft.
This event is made possible through Cuddles for Kids. A charity started 10 years ago by Conner Hagins of Johnstown, PA. Conner is now a sophomore at La Roche College and a member of the men’s soccer team. He has delivered donations for years to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC but wanted to do something more interactive with the kids and is very excited about this event and bringing Cuddles for Kids to his new home away from home.
Hagins will be making check presentations to The Ronald McDonald House in honor of Shonda Moats, The Mario Lemieux Foundation in honor of Maureen Kunitz and Children’s Hospital in honor of Celina Pompeani.
Cuddles for Kids has donated over 116,000 (valued at over $430,000) toys, coloring books and stuffed animals to children’s agencies throughout the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the world. Additionally, Cuddles for Kids has issued over $16,000 in grants to agencies and projects benefiting children. For his efforts Conner was named the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community High School Volunteer for Pennsylvania. He is also a multiple recipient of the President of the United States Volunteer Service Award.
If you would like to help Cuddles for Kids, your tax-deductible donation may be mailed to Cuddles for Kids, 116 Market Street, Johnstown, PA, 15901.
More information may be found at https://www.facebook.com/CuddlesForKids or www.cuddlesforkids.net.
On November 15th from 11am-11pm BJ's Brewhouse will donate 20% of your total food and non alcoholic beverage total to Cuddles for Kids.
Cuddles for Kids is a charity founded by LaRoche sophomore; Conner Hagins.
If you are planning to go out to eat we would hope you would consider dining for a good cause.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BRING THE ATTACHED FLYER WITH YOU OR THEY WILL NOT DONATE TO CUDDLES FOR KIDS.
A few reminders about toy and stuffed animal donations:
All toys and gifts must be newly purchased due to infection/safety concerns.
Toys & stuffed animals exposed to smoke cannot be accepted.
Donated items may be used as gifts to children of all ages!
Hospitalized children have special health needs, so we must be extra careful with the types of gifts we can accept. For example, dust, smells (such as cigarette smoke and perfume) and animal hair can be harmful to kids who are already sick.
What we can accept:
New, unused items in original packaging that have been purchased within the last three months. New books, coloring books, crayon, school supplies, craft supplies, games, etc.
What we cannot accept:
New stuffed toys more than 24 inches tall
Stuffed toys from vending machines or carnivals
Food and/or candy
Latex balloons or anything containing latex
Toys with violent themes or that are insensitive to a culturally diverse population.
Thank YOU for your support and understanding!
Cuddles for Kids is pleased to announce that we have issued a grant to The Pumpkin Patch Match event through Professional Family Care Services as an affiliate of SWAN! We are also donating coloring books for the gift bags!
The 1st Cuddles for Kids 5K Run/Walk is being planned for 2017! Keep watching for dates and more information! If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please contact us! STAY TUNED!
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