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Snug Hugs For Kids

Since 1991, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops assist Children’s Home + Aid with much needed donations of warm winter clothing for the 40,000+ children they serve yearly with the Snug Hugs for Kids clothing drive. Merlin Shops also conduct the Warm Hands and Hearts Red Mitten Campaign whereby people can donate money to Children’s Home + Aid to help support their 80+ programs conducted each year in the state of Illinois. Click here for current press release.

How It Works

Each year, new and like-new donations of warm winter outerwear can be dropped off at Merlin Shops in November and December. Customers can also choose to donate funds by purchasing a Warm Hands and Hearts Red Mitten at Merlin.


Items needed include:

Coats and Jackets, Hats and Scarves, Mittens and Gloves, Pants and Sweaters, Boots and Socks

Help clothe a child by donating between October 29 - December 11

Contact wecare@merlins.com for more information.