top of page
Project 1,000 Hugs
Sending 1,000 Beanie Babies &
Art to Children in Ukraine

About Hugs From Friends

Hugs From Friends started in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2022 to encourage children in the United States to create artwork to show support for Ukrainian children and families that have been impacted by the war. We partner with individuals, schools, businesses and community organizations across the United States. We send the artwork to schools, community organizations and humanitarian centers in Ukraine.

Copy of IMG_6054.JPG
Send artwork to Ukraine

Where we have sent artwork

We have shipped 22 packages with
681 pieces of art to the Humanitarian Center in Przemysl, Poland and schools in Ukraine in the following regions: Kyiv, Chernihiv, Poltava, Rivne, Ternopil, Lviv and Dnipro.

Screenshot 2023-11-18 at 11.57.38 AM.png


I am proud of you, because your support, mutual understanding, help, kind words, sincere open heart give us strength and faith for a happy future.


Anna Chapovska
School Director  

We are very glad to have you with us. Now, more than ever, we need your support, because Ukraine has been at war for more than half a year. It took away our dreams, cheerful laughter, peaceful sleep, shot our spring and summer. The people of Ukraine have rallied even more to fight for freedom and independence, so your help is extremely important to them.

Read Anna's full letter here.



We love you, Americans, as our brothers and we thank you very much for your care and help. We are grateful that you are not standing aside during such a difficult time for us.

Testimonials from Ukraine

bottom of page