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Community Involvement

Hugs-n-Hearts has a longstanding tradition of community involvement. We have taken great pride in contributing to the community in many ways throughout the years. As our community grows and changes, we remain dedicated to our philanthropy and involvement, hoping we are an inspiration to our industry.


  • In 1996 we loaned $10,000 to Olentangy to start the SCRIP fundraising program.
  • Hugs has been a contributor to the Olentangy Education Foundation
  • In 2002, Miss Pam was inducted into the Olentangy Business Hall of Fame. She was honored for her “Stepping Stone” approach to business and community 
  • In 1996 and 1997 Hugs raised and donated $6,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, through our center-wide Carnival.
  • Our Kindergarteners have taken several field trips to the Worthington Christian Village retirement center.
  • At Christmas time, we partnered with the Marine Corps Reserves (Lima Company) for Toys for Tots (2002-2005) In 2003, WSYX/FOX 28 filmed their PSA spot here at Hugs with the Marines.
  • In 2006 we worked with the UMC Children’s Home in Worthington and donated gifts to children.
  • Pam had the privilege of serving on the Special Olympics of Delaware County Board from 2007-2009. Hugs-n-Hearts organized, facilitated and sponsored two golf outings at the Oakhaven Golf Club and raised approximately $6,000 each year, all proceeds benefitting the SODC.
  • In 2010 we collected goods for soldiers in the 643 RSG Whitehall units who were stationed in Afghanistan. 
  • For the winters of 2015-16 we held a coat drive for W.A.R.M (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) and collected over 700 winter coats for children.
  • Our “Hugs Families” are very special to us. Together we have organized, participated and contributed to raise money for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, “Baby Michael” fundraiser, “Pennies From Heaven” fundraiser, Pelotonia, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon Children’s Champions “Reagan’s Mile 23”, Komen Columbus Race For The Cure, Walk To Defeat ALS, "Love All. Serve All." Free pop-up charity event for the homeless, and “Reagan’s Hope”.