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Operation Pillow Hugs for Parkland

Operation Pillow Hugs for Parkland





Operation Pillow Hugs for Parkland

April 9, 2018 Update

Pillow Hugs  are now arriving at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High to distribute to the surviving students from their tragic Valentine’s Day shooting.

Hopefully we can share some photos soon of MSD High student survivors receiving their pillowcases!

That’s a hint Principal Thompson ! 💙🇺🇸

Thank you to everyone who made a real difference showing we can heal together, politics aside.  If you are a parent,teacher,student, senior or citizen who wants to continue to give back … we have many projects here at Homefront Hugs . Just email and we make these for wounded and deployed vets too all year round !










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Is your pillowcase decorated yet ? We hope every student who survived the mass shooting on Valentine’s Day will receive…

Posted by Operation Pillow Hugs on Sunday, March 25, 2018



Wonderful News Article about Gulf Breeze High Students Making a Difference:














Calling all teachers, students and citizens to join us in sending Homefront Hugs via Operation Pillow Hugs  to Parkland,Florida Students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School  #MSDStrong 

(🌷If you live in Parkland or closeby – we can coordinate so you can just send it to them directly by April 6th . But let us know how many so we can keep count up here ! We need to get 3000 hugs made  ! )

These brave students survived a school shooting Valentine’s Day and are mourning friends, siblings, teachers, and coaches lost.  Some have been mourning by using their freedom of speech to try to make some safer changes to our schools and country and others have found different ways to grieve .

Feeling helpless and frustrated, so many of us wish to reach out . The students and families need time and privacy but we can prepare to wrap them in Homefront Hugs now and send support later.


We need all pillowcases at or headquarters by April 3 or mailed directly there to the school by April 6th (to arrive by April 9th)

If we get an amazing response, which we expect, we will send extra pillowcases to the middle and elementary schools in Parkland too. Everyone has been affected by these tragic shootings .



We have a resource page here for parents in Parkland and everywhere trying to put our kids at ease (and ourselves) :

💛 Operation Pillow Hugs

1st – Buy some white soft pillow cases and start decorating with positive messages and all your creative talents with permanent or fabric markers ! Both work fine .

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High has about  3000 students there so let’s see how many we can get made as a nation for our friends who have been through this tough time ! We’re all in this together .

You can even get volunteer credit for this if you want to help organize this project in your classroom or school and become a permanent volunteer here with us . At Gulf Breeze High in Florida , the students are making their own or joining their club on Tuesday April 3rd after Easter at 0830 am in Mrs.Hutcherson’s room .

What should I write on these as I decorate my pillowcase ?

Anything you wish with lots of designs or wherever your creative mind leads you . Here are some phrases you could include with your decorations (which mean a lot to these brave students) :


🔸Shine 🔸Never Again 🔸In our Hearts 🔸United We Stand 🔸Stay Strong 🔸 We Hear You 🔸Misty Rocks (therapy dog) 🔸Hold On To Your Dreams 🔸Never Give Up 🔸We Believe In You 🔸You Inspire Us 🔸What You Do Matters 🔸You Are Not Forgotten 🔸You Are Never Alone 🔸We Love You 🔸A Homefront Hug for You 🔸You Rock 🔸We’re all in this together

🔹You can also add your favorite quotes


🔹 On every pillowcase, add your first name, age and state . You can add more if you wish but if under 18, please get adult permission first  .

🔹For anyone 15-18, you can add your phone number or email if you want to hear back since these are going to fellow high school students with parental and teacher permission.









April 4, 2018 

Final Step – it’s time now to send them ! 

Send them directly to MSD High ⬇

Mail your surprises by April 6th at the latest after Easter as Passover begins ! The box must have :

Operation Pillow Hugs “ written on it somewhere clearly …

We don’t want any students left out and all boxes opened at the same time 😎

Call 734/330-8203 or even better, email subject “ Operation Pillow Hugs “ to

Please include some photos of the students or your group or family making these … or even you holding up your creation !


We will show off your kindness for Parkland students here as your masterpieces arrive or you send us photos ! We welcome any and all Photos to

Remember what we do at Homefront Hugs : We try to make this world a gentler place, together, in thanks for our freedoms .







While we are making them – the children received some amazing comfort hugs  :





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