Furry Hugs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created by Richard & Elaine Williams as a way to give back to the community.  Stuffed animals are provided to our Community Partners for distribution to children and senior citizens in stressful situations.  Currently, our Community Partners are local doctor’s offices, hospitals, and a child advocacy center.

We know that medical procedures can sometimes be frightening or difficult.  A Furry Hug can help bring a sense of warmth and calm to those experiencing stressful times.

We are only able to provide these animals through charitable donations received from caring people like you.  If you would like to be a part of this project, please consider sending in your tax deductible donation.  Any amount would be greatly appreciated.  Please make checks payable to FURRY HUGS, INC. and mail to 1310 Richard Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.  Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us meet this need.


We reach out to Child Abuse Centers, to give comfort to a child as they are coping with stressful situations.

About our organization

March 2016 - Over 1,700 stuffed animals have been donated to children and senior citizens during some of the most difficult times.

2014 - Richard and Elaine Williams realized the need in our community to help children and senior citizens during stressful times while in child abuse centers or hospitals. 

Foundation History


Our desire is to encourage and comfort them during the difficult times. 


We reach out to hospitals, to give comfort to children and senior citizens as they are uncomfortable with the strange surroundings and procedures they are going through. 

​​Providing stuffed animals to children and senior citizens during difficult situations.

Furry Hugs, Inc.