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Making a difference one hug at a time


Soup Kitchen
Why we do what we do

One night when Tannis was four, we had to take her to the ER in the middle of the night.  We just "grabbed" her and ran.  I didn't bring diaper bag a blanket or anything..  At the ER, in the bed next to us, there was a older woman who had fallen and broken her hip. James and I talked to her and her husband for about 20mins.  We talked about her grand kids and Tannis.  After the nurses had taken the woman to her room, her husband came back with her quilt from home.  He covered Tannis up with the quilt,  kissed her and said "God bless you little one"  smiled and left.  We never saw him again

Tannis Leigh Austin 1998-2006

How we help


 and Embroidery

We make crib size quilts for the Ronald McDonald House of Burlington Vermont  and the Pediatric Unit of the University of Vermont Medical Center

Just this year, I have started making embroidery items ie...towels, bibs and magnets, and yes toilet paper

Nurse Talking to Patient
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Fundraising at craft shows

All money raised from sales go to help fill the Ronald McDonald House's

"Wish List"


Some of the things on the list:

fresh fruit, cookies

frozen vegetables, meat

chicken stock

paper plates, plastic utensils

hot & cold paper cups

Keurig K-cup

tea bags

hot and cold cereal

taxi vouchers

paper towels, TP

white copier paper

The Streets

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-Dr Lewis First, Chief of Pediatrics at University  of Vermont Medical Center...

 " The Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful partner to the hospital in our quest to center care around the needs of children and their families"
Contact Hugs From Tannis

Get in touch with Hugs From Tannis to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Carolyn & James Austin

1320 Stone St NW

Palm Bay FL 32907



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Our Story

James and Carolyn have been married 33 years. We have just moved to sunny Palm Bay Florida.  They live with their 2 "fur" babies...Bennie, Remmie .  James is still working in security and Carolyn has spent the past 30+ years in the dental field.

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