Every child deserves to have their very own special blanket ...
Shirley J. King
8652 Elk Way
Elk Grove, CA 95624
phone: (916) 685-9660
"When you wrap a child in a blanket, it's like you are giving them a HUG!"
"When you wrap a child in a blanket, it's like you are giving them a HUG!"
Gramma's Hugs International, founded by Shirley King, is a non-profit organization that provides blankets to needy children regardless of national boundary or affiliation.

A former teacher and accomplished pianist, Shirley King decided to make 440 afghans for an orphanage in Kijabe, Kenya in the spring of 2003. Her daughter thought the name "Gramma's Hugs" was appropriate for this effort because she was "hugging" the children with her blankets. Since that time, Shirley has coordinated efforts to help others in many different areas of the world.

"Gramma's Hugs International fills in the small areas where big charities don't. One hundred percent of every dollar given goes to GHI work. No one gets a salary and the "hugs helpers" don't even get gas money! The security and comfort generated by a small, fuzzy blanket or a tiny, fuzzy animal buddy are such an immeasurable blessing to a child... how sad we can't provide this small benefit to each one. God willing, I will have years left to work towards that end." --- Shirley King, Founder
All contributions are gratefully accepted. You will be provided with a tax deductible receipt.

Incorporated April 26, 2004
A 501(c)(3) non-profit
The following items are always needed:

Fleece material - at least 1 yard pieces
Cotton flannel - at least 1 yard pieces
Print cotton - washable poly/cotton - 1/2 yard or larger
Ribbon - spools of 1/8" - 1/4"
Small stuffed animals
Shoestrings - 45" any color
Small toiletries - soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, etc...