We believe in the power of
We are a community passionate about supporting Australians facing cancer. We do this by delivering our Big Hug Boxes generously donated by individuals and organisations to cancer centres Australia wide.
Find out more about how you can join our #kindnesscrew and donate a Big Hug Box towards our next delivery.
Lake Mac Awards Finalist
Community Group of the Year
The Big Hug Box was proud to be named finalist in the recent Lake Mac Awards.
Founded in January 2018, The Big Hug Box is a registered not for profit charity based in Newcastle. Our mission is to help ease the uncertainty and emotions that the patient and those around them feel when they hear the word cancer, a word too many Australians are hearing each and everyday.
My only wish was I knew about the big hug box when someone close to me was going through her journey. But what I love most about the Big Hug Box is you don’t need to know someone who is going through cancer (even though it hits home for many of us) I love that you can surprise and delight someone else and to me, that is one of the best things ever and I know those boxes would be soooo appreciated. So if you are thinking of getting a box... don’t think about it, just do it because it will mean the world to someone! Thank you for making this box so special 💕
I received my Big Hug Box a couple of days ago and can't stop looking at this beautiful collection of soothing things. I'm half way through my chemo treatment and haven't been able to work since my diagnosis last November.
Thank you for this absolutely beautiful idea. There are so many little treasures in this box and it is packaged so beautifully. Thank you for providing a special gift full of the things that I didn't know my aunt desperately needed.
Well, today was made that much better, receiving a random hug of kindness. Thank you so very, very much. It has been a week, of being blown away by the genuine caring and compassion from others
The Big Hug Box I was gifted made my day, week and month. I found joy in each product and appreciated the thoughtful curation. To get to know the people behind this initiative also further cemented the fact that Big Hug Box is full of goodness, love and all of the amazing elements of humans looking after and out for other humans!
I was like, how did someone know that I needed this??
I have given two beautiful ladies I know a “ big hug box”, both have been blown away with all the wonderful products in the box
I sent a Big Hug Box to my brother-in-law in a rural area from our extended family. It brought a tear to his eyes and comfort at a difficult time.
I helped pack Random Hugs of Kindness boxes in late 2018. Knowing how much love, care and kindness goes into the selection of the products for someone with cancer, when I had the chance to send a BIG hug to a friend I ordered a Big Hug Box. My friend in Queensland was amazing and in awe of the contents and let me know, along with the Big Hug Box Community how much it meant to her to be a recipient of love, kindness and thoughtfulness of a Big Hug Box.