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Operation Hugs and Kisses

Committed to helping our community!



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New Logo!

Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

With all of the great news we have had this year, here is one more exciting event going on soon!  

We will soon be adopting a new logo which will be created by one of our members!

Because of licensing issues, we have decided to change our logo, and who better than our wonderful volunteers to select the new image to represent Operation Hugs and Kisses?  Our members are busy designing and bringing their ideas to life for our July meeting where we will hold an official vote to select the new idea.  

Stay tuned to see our newest addition as soon as it is availble!

Members:  If you have not yet submitted your idea to Kathy or Joanne, the deadline is June 30th.  Ideas must be submitted with name on the back (not the front, to avoid influencing other members' decisions) and will be displayed for voting at the July 7th meeting!

Our new home!

Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (237)

Operation Hugs and Kisses now has an official headquarters!  Our new building is located at 7 Millrace Street, Pine Grove, PA  17963.  

Our monthly meetings, basket making, and some events will now be held at this location!  

We are so excited to be able to continue our mission of helping our community with this next chapter of our story!

Keep an eye on our facebook page and news page for upcoming events and possibly a grand opening/ open house!


Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As of our auction this April, we are officially a federally recognize 501(c)3 entity!  All donations are officially tax deductble!  We can provide you with our entity number if you are in need of it...please use the contact us link above to request it!  Thank you for your support!

Our 2014 4th Annual Auction!

Posted by [email protected] on February 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This year is starting to fly and our auction will be here in no time! This year's auction will benefit Pine Grove Area Fire Companies as well as other community projects.

We are in need of donations to be used as auction items. There is no item to small for a donation. Our members are skilled at grouping smaller items into wonderful baskets to generate bids. If you are interested in donating an item, please contact any Hugs and Kisses member.

The date for our annual auction is set for April 5, 2014 at Pine Grove HH&L #1 in downtown Pine Grove. Doors open at 8am and bidding will begin at 9am!


PS. Some of the prizes already secured for this years auction include:

Patio Set

Themed gift baskets


Diamond Jewelry

Heating Oil

Senators Tickets

Much more still to come! We will have an auction items entry under our news feed to keep you all updated on the great items for bid!

Family Fun Night!!

Posted by [email protected] on May 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Family Fun Night, Food, Old Fashioned Games, Outdoor Movie "The Lady and the Tramp", and Fireworks following the movie. Mark your calendars as you don't want to miss this event! Hope to see you there!

Due to the success of last year's family fun night, we will be holding the event once more.  This year's date is August 16th, with a rain date of August 17th.  

There will be food, games, fun, entertainment, a movie (still to be named), and of course FIREWORKS!  

Mark your calendars now for a great family oriented night!

Look for our posters which will be coming soon!

Community Day is almost here!

Posted by [email protected] on May 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Be sure to look for our food stand at Pine Grove's Community Day on June 1st 2013!  Community day is a great day for everyone to come out and see some great entertainment, shop, and eat!  Hope to see you there!

$ for $ at Tri-Valley Pharmacy...Time is almost up!

Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (464)

If you haven't stopped in at Tri-Valley Pharmacy in Pine Grove lately, you definitely need to!  

Besides being an essential part of our community, Tri-Valley Pharmacy is helping Operation Hugs and Kisses further their community service mission by word of mouth...well lips actually!  Stop in before February 28 and purchase a "kiss" for $1.  Tri-Valley Pharmacy will match each dollar donated!  

Stop in before it's too late and let your lips speak volumes for your community!


Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (174)

We have received so many great items for our 2013 auction that is quickly approaching!  Here is just a sampling of what will be up for auction on March 16th!

-many themed baskets (Easter, Christmas, wine, fall, outdoors, men, women, etc.)

-diamond jewelry from Kay Jewelers, sterling jewelry from randalls, and various other peices.

-gas grill 

-100 gallons of oil

-5lb hershey bar

-.50 calaber inline muzzel loader in the new camo design


-New very nice recliner in chocolate brown

-a bar with 2 bar stools

-a boot chair for a child

-storage cabinets

-a complete kitchen starter set with sink, and countertop donated by Horning's supply and Mcnultys

-GC from Schuylkill Country Club for a complete private catered BBQ with all the fixins for up to 20 guests over a 300.00 value!!!

-Country/primitive furniture

-Many restuarant gift cards including but not limited to: Shady Maple, Red Lion, Buddy's Log Cabin, Hoss's, Olive Garden,Texas Roadhouse, Red Lion, OIP, Infinito's, Moe's, Applebees, Chili's, etc.

-furniture including but not limited to: Tv stands, book shelves, bookcase twin headboards, wash stand, twin size mattress set, etc.


-lottery tree

-tickets for places including but not limited to: NJ aquarium, The Hershey Story, Sight and Sound Theather, Ozzy's Family Fun Center, RJ Tours, Ghost Walk in Jim Thorpe, Big Diamond Raceway, etc.

-overnight getaway to Strasburg, VA with wine tour and Shennandoah Caverns Tickets

-overnight getaway to Jim Thorpe, PA with attractions

Watch for more updates or check out our facebook page!

Soon to be a 501(c)3! (Hopefully!)

Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (128)

We are currently in the process of obtaining a 501(c)3 tax exemption status from the federal government!  

"The benefits of having 501(c)(3) status include

exemption from federal income tax and eligibility

to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. To

qualify for these benefits, most organizations must

file an application with, and be recognized by, the


We will update everyone upon receipt of our status.

3rd Annual Benefit Auction

Posted by [email protected] on February 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 3rd annual benefit auction to benefit our local first fire companies and our community! We will be updating the event with items as we go through them. Be sure to check back regularly! Doors open at 8AM and bidding begins at 9AM!

Watch for our fliers at local businesses!