The Heart 2 Heart Hugs campaign is underway and accepting donations of warm winter clothes for distribution to school districts and homeless children in Delaware.

The GACEC is looking for new hats, coats, scarves, gloves, buntings, snow suits, footie pajamas, blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, snow pants and hoodies for homeless children and foster care children from birth through 18 years of age.

A decade has passed since the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens has orchestrated the Heart 2 Heart Hugs campaign.

“The thought behind it is to provide a warm comfy hug to Delaware’s homeless and children in foster care,” said said Wendy Strauss, GACEC executive director. “We do this through warm winter clothes.”

This campaign originally started as Project Hug and Sleeping Bag Campaign.

“Sleeping bags gave children something they could carry from place to place that is theirs; a comfort item providing a sense of security,” said Strauss.

This year’s distribution is set for Valentine’s Day to schools and foster care programs across Delaware.

Donations will be accepted through Feb. 13 at 30 drop-off locations throughout Delaware. A list of donation sites is available at

For more, contact 739-4553 or