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Project Angel Hugs ministers to the emotional needs of children with cancer and their families.

Project Angel Hugs is a Christ-centered organization ministering to youth touched by cancer and their families: encouraging them through prayer, words, gifts, and festivities; harnessing the abundant energy from healthy youth to accomplish work generated by this project while instilling in them a passion for volunteering. View Nessa's story below.

Get Togethers

Ladies, book an evening to spend time with your friends while you reach out to kids touched by cancer at the same time! Project Angel Hugs is looking for groups to help decorate bags for Valentines and Easter. Contact us to learn more!

2014 Be An Angel Benefit – We Need Your Help!

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Project Angel Hugs "Be An Angel" Benefit on Sunday, June 22, 2014. This will be our seventh benefit. Each year it gets bigger and better. This year, the benefit will again be held at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds. We are planning additional and exciting things for this event. We are looking for Event Sponsors to help cover the cost of this benefit, donations of silent auction baskets, bucket raffle items, bake sale items and volunteers to setup, run the benefit and help with the clean up. This year we will offer sponsorship opportunities for our children’s games and activities, venue, food, beverage, and entertainment sponsorship. Event sponsors will have their name/business posted throughout the benefit along with being listed in the Benefit flyer and on our website. Hope you will consider Being An Angel .. and Touching A Heart! Contact us for sponsorship details.

2013 Christmas Hugs

Project Angel Hugs shipped out 195 boxes and mailed another 28 gift cards to childen. We also sent out 70 cards to the kids in our program. We delivered 36 gift packages to two area hospitals. Volunteers, sorted and inventoried donations, made ornaments, packaged candy and trinkets, filled boxes, wrapped presents, weighed and labeled like crazy! Our bag decorating experiment was a great success. We decorated enough bags not only for the hospitals, but for every box we shipped.

Toy Drive Success!

I am blown away by the outpouring of gifts that we received from our Christmas toy drive!!! The gifts from private donations were over the top! So many wonderful things that I am sure the kids enjoyed.
We had a number of area businesses step up to help us out also. Thanks to Leslie Faye, Sun Graphics and to Tauschek’s B & B. These businesses held toy drives for us throughout December.
We also had a family do a Birthday “buy” for eight January birthdays. They wanted to give something for Christmas instead of getting. Because they did it for Christmas, we decided to do a birthday collection so there would be time to ship everything. They dropped all the great gifts off, so we will be busy wrapping and packing those goodies for birthday deliveries throughout January. What a wonderful new way to do something special for our kids. Our window was spectacular for the toy drive and Christmas holiday, thanks again to Brenda and Leeanne for all of their hard work.

How it Started

(Told by founder Char Jensema-Grider)

In my daughter Vanessa’s almost eight years of life, she showed courage, love, compassion, humor, strength, generosity, and most of all faith. So much of her precious life was spent hospitalized, receiving chemotherapy and then later a bone marrow transplant. We found out the sad news in June of 2001, that her cancer again had returned. Her decision was no more treatment. With great spirit and belief in God, she spent the next 7 weeks, having a wonderful summer swimming in her new pool we were able to set up for her, and spending time with her puppy, Buddy. In August of the same year, Vanessa passed onto her new life with the Lord. At that time I learned that God can give you the strength to whisper in your daughter’s ear, "It’s okay…you can go now…I’ll always love you."

Due to her long hospital stays, we learned how to capture a moment here and there and have some fun. Whether doing a craft project, having pizza with other families, receiving mail, or just spending time out of our room doing whatever to make a very difficult situation more bearable. View Nessa's story.

We Need You

We can't help these children without your support. Won’t you help us to make life a little brighter for these precious children and their families. Feel free to call us for volunteer opportunities or group activities. Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 4:30. We will be happy to schedule a private group activity for your organization. Prayers, volunteers and donations are always welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Project Angel Hugs. Please contact us directly at (920) 892-9138 for more information.

God bless.

Project Angel Hugs



Project Angel Hugs fills the void in these children’s lives by hosting parties in the cancer unit or by sending mail to the children. We encourage them to be a kid...even for just a moment.



Enroll a Child

The children enrolled in our program come from across the United States. They are referred to us by either someone already enrolled in the program, by a relative, and through other various contacts we have. This program is free to all involved. From the children with cancer to the Teen~Angels to the Angel KISS Gatherings! Email us for a registration form.

Kids with Cancer Welcome Project Angel Hugs

Days up on the cancer floor can seem endless. Waiting for tests to be done, waiting for test results to come back, waiting for blood counts to go up, waiting for chemo, waiting for tummy meds, waiting for our life to begin again. Project Angel Hugs fills the void in these children’s lives by hosting parties in the cancer unit or by sending mail to the children. We encourage them to be a kid...even for just a moment.