Angel KISS Program
An Angel KISS is a small craft item handmade by youth & adults who visit our office or by youth across the country. In addition to the craft project, a signed & colored card is included in the mailing. Project Angel Hugs sends an Angel KISS 12 times a year.
Angel HUG Program
An Angel HUG is a box full of goodies. These are sent out 4-6 times a year, usually around a holiday or birthday. A HUG goes directly to the child’s home address. The Holiday HUG will also include something for each sibling in the family that is under the age of 15. Project Angel Hugs currently sends out HUG boxes for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and the enrolled child’s birthday.
Local Youth Mission
PAH also considers working with the local youth one of our ministries. At PAH, we encourage local youth to come to the office, usually making first contact with through a 4-H, church youth group, class at a local school, or other type of youth group.
Most kids learn about our Angel KISS program after hearing the history of Project Angel Hugs and Nessa’s story, explaining how a single, little girl’s spirit continues to touch many lives. Then they make their own Angel KISS card and craft for a child affected by cancer. It is our hope that these same youth will come back on their own and help out at our office after school, on work day/nights, or during fundraisers.
Our office has stocked refreshments and snacks for the youth. Project Angel Hugs is able to give the youth a place to volunteer and put some energy to good use, while still under adult supervision. Our after school program is open to students in 5th grade and above. Kids younger than 5th grade need to be accompanied by an adult.
We believe every child battling cancer should receive happy mail, HUGS & KISSES.
An organization dedicated to nurturing a passion for service in the hearts of our youth while ministering to the emotional needs of children touched by cancer and their families.
The vision of Project Angel Hugs belongs to Vanessa Jensema. As a 6 year-old girl undergoing treatment for leukemia, "Nessa's Project" was created as a means to spread joy and hope to other children touched by cancer.
Sadly, Vanessa passed away after a courageous battle, but her spirit of giving and her love of life continue on through Project Angel Hugs.