Hugs From Home

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Simpson University provides a way for parents to minister to their students through our Hugs from Home program. Students have birthdays, they stay up late studying for finals, they get sick or have bad days. These are times when it may be hard to be away from family. But they are also the perfect times to send your love and support with a Hug from Home.

The Hugs from Home program allows parents to order care packages, including birthday cakes, survival kits for finals week, get-well soon baskets, as well as a variety of other seasonal Hugs. The Hug from Home come with the items listed as well as a personalized note for only $28, with $5 of the purchase donated to WorldSERVE student mission trips.

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  • Every-day Hugs from Home

    Birthday Hug ($28)

    Can't be with your loved one to celebrate his or her birthday? Send the celebration to them with this birthday cake package. Birthday cakes are available in white or chocolate and come frosted and colorfully decorated with student's name. We even provide plates, forks, and napkins for the birthday party of eight! Package also comes complete with balloons and your birthday greeting.

    Movie Hug ($28)

    Want to give your student a chance to kick back and relax for an evening? Nothing says that better than our movie care package! Included are great movie snacks such as popcorn, soda, candy, PLUS A $10 gift certificate to Redding's local movie theater. Hug includes your personalized note and balloons.

    Red Hawk Hug ($28)

    Made with Simpson athletes in mind, but perfect for anyone with lots of school spirit!! Geared toward a specific sport to show off your Red Hawk pride. Filled with sports goodies, pompoms, sports drinks, healthy snacks, a $10 gift card, Red Hawk gear and more. It also comes with your personalized note and balloons.

    Coffee Hug($28)

    Whether up late studying or relaxing with friends, a trip to a local gourmet coffee shop will be just the right thing to keep your student going. This package includes a $10 gift card to a local coffee shop, a travel mug, chocolate, biscotti, instant coffee sticks and bottle of Frappuccino coffee. Your personalized note and balloons are included.

    Cookie Hug ($28)

    Nothing is better than homemade cookies! While we can't match your knack for baking, we will help you express your well-wishes and let your child know you are thinking about him or her with our Cookie Hug. Our gift basket is brimming with jumbo cookies in an ultimate assortment. Hug includes your personalized greeting card and balloons.

    Get Well Hug ($28)

    It is always nice to have your loved ones close to take care of while they are sick. Now you can send that special love, even if you can't see them. We offer a package specifically for those who are feeling a little under the weather. The package come with Kleenex, soup in microwavable cups, crackers, fruit cups, orange juice, granola bars, vitamins, tea-bags and a travel mug to take to class. Your personalized get well card and balloons included.

    Back-to-School Hug ($28)

    Want to give your student a great start to the new school year? Our Back-to-School Hug is full of all the necessary supplies, including lots of tasty treats, first aid kit, travel mug, Kleenex, hole punch, scissors, stapler, tape, 3x5 cards, book light, markers, pencils, notebooks, sticky notes plus a few silly toys or games to play with friends. Your personal note and balloons are included.

  • Seasonal Hugs

    Exam Cram Hug ($28)

    During final exam week, your student will need the proper tools to deal with the stress of finals. This survival kit is a great way to provide support and show your student you care. This package includes healthy and sweet snacks, other goodies, coffee, and appropriate school gear they need for studying and tests, like #2 pencils and 3x5 cards.

    Valentine's Day Hug ($28)

    We offer several wonderful Valentine's Day options to send to your son or daughter. Choose from gourmet cookies or the always classic flowers and candy. All Valentine Day Hugs include a personalized Valentine card and balloons.

    Easter Basket Hug ($28)*

    If your son or daughter can't be home for Easter this year, send him or her an Easter basket full of traditional childhood candy favorites packed in an Easter basket. Basket includes Peeps, chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs filled with jelly beans, chocolate eggs, plus more. Hug includes your personalized greeting card. *Please note, this hug is available when Easter does not fall during Spring Break.