Why we give

We started cuddle+kind after watching a documentary about childhood hunger. As parents of three young children, we were devastated to learn the facts below.

66 million

primary school-aged children
attend classes hungry every day.

45%

of deaths in children under five
are caused by poor nutrition
– 3.1 million children each year.
We were inspired to help change this. The United Nations World Food Programme considers hunger "one of the most solvable problems that face the world today." We believe that by giving children the nutrition they need to thrive and reach their potential, we will be making a positive impact on the world for generations to come.

Giving meals helps children

Giving meals
helps children

fight
disease

develop
cognitlvely

receive an
education

perform better
in school

earn more
as an adult

break the cycle
of poverty

reach their
full potential

Your purchase does a world of good.

The school meals we provide through our giving partners play a critical role in these communities because they are sometimes the only meal a child will eat on a given day. Many students in communities where our meals are distributed walk an hour each way to school and are highly committed to getting an education and improving their lives.

We can see the very real and meaningful impact our supporters’ purchases are making. Together, we are improving the lives and futures of thousands of children, their families and communities. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– MARGARET MEAD

How we give

We've established partnerships with several highly respected humanitarian agencies to distribute the meals we provide. Their programs and on-the-ground knowledge ensure that every purchase you make will directly benefit children in need.

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

– NELSON MANDELA

What we give

For every doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need around the world through our respected giving partners.

The heart that gives, gathers

– TAO TO CHING

Where we give

The meals our dolls provide are donated in 65 countries around the world through our valued partnerships with several humanitarian agencies. Together, we’ve donated over 20 million meals to children in need. Thank you!

United States

In the US, over 16 million children live in food insecure households. Your purchases help provide meals through local food banks and nutritious Food Paks to families with children who are facing hunger regularly or for the first time.

Canada

Over one million Canadian children live in food-insecure households. One in five are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach. Our dolls help provide children with a nutritious breakfast, giving them the energy to learn.

Peru

60 children in Abancay now receive school meals five days a week while some families in need also receive nutritious Food Paks. It's so meaningful to us to give back in the country where our dolls are handmade.

Haïtien

In Haïtien, cuddle+kind provides all the meals needed to 150 children in three different orphanages: the Shekina and Delmas 31 Orphanages in Port au Prince, and Cap-Haïtien Children's Home in Cap-Haïtien.

Around the world

In 65 countries around the world, your purchases help feed children nutritious lunches in school. School meals have proven to increase attendance, improve performance and allow more girls to receive an education in areas where people are deeply affected by food insecurity.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

– MAHATMA GANDHI

Our giving impact

Every year, we take stock of all that we accomplished and reflect on the values that drive us. That comes to life through our Giving Book! We know many of you like to share it when you give our dolls so your recipient can learn about the good their gift is doing. We hope you enjoy our new 2020 edition; it's filled with adorable pictures, important info and some amazing feedback from our customers.