HUGS Holiday Program

HUGS Holiday Program

Pumpkin spice lattes. Steaming hot cocoa. Storefronts dressed in holiday style. ‘Tis the holiday season, a season filled with gaiety and Hallmark moments—unless you’re missing someone you love.

Many grievers say there is no harder time than the holidays.

The HUGS program—Holiday Understanding Grief Support—is a successful interactive program that provides comfort and support during one of the hardest times of the year.

What is HUGS?

HUGS is a workshop, sharing circle, and candlelight ceremony all rolled into one special event. Hosted by your organization and led by IGI staff, HUGS is a community outreach program that supports your families over the holidays.

We provide staff, workshop handouts, candles, music, marketing material, press release, and more—everything you need for a successful event.

Program includes:
1. Workshop to help cope with the holidays
2. Sharing circle
3. Candlelighting ceremony including candles and music

POSITIVE . . . I’ve watched our program attendance grow year to year from just a few people to rooms filled with hundreds. The impact is huge. —LINDA FINDLAY, VP of Aftercare

HUGS Holiday Program

History of HUGS

HUGS was created over 10 years ago by aftercare specialist Linda Findlay in response to organizations who wanted to do something for grieving families but didn’t have the staff or tools. Today, HUGS has partnered with hundreds of organizations across the nation to provide a private label program that’s helped thousands of families during a difficult time of year.