Every year, hundreds of babies are abandoned in hospitals throughout Israel The volunteers at First Hug provide them with the human contact and maternal embraces that are so crucial for their development and recovery


Donate today so we can continue hugging them for you

With your help, we can create a better future for them

To hold, hug, protect and shield

Our volunteers arrive each and every day to provide the babies with the touch, warmth, and love that are so crucial for their development and recovery.

Awards and recognition

The Shield of the Ministry of Health for volunteers
Finalists in the Ernst & Young competition for social entrepreneurship
The Presidential Award for Volunteerism
for the founder of the association
Michelle Koriat – 2009
Paul Harris Fellows recognition
for the activity of the founder of the association Michelle Koriat
Rotary organization – 2017
Exemplary award for a volunteer organization
the Lions organization, Israel – 2015
Exemplary award in the social field
the Ometz movement – 2013

Our partners and sponsors

First Hug believes that collaborating with businesses, philanthropic foundations and private donors will increase our giving capacity for the benefit of abandoned babies and create a better future for them.

Gift It Forward – greeting cards for weddings

Kimberly Clark - Huggies

Philip Stein & Associates CPA Firm

Keren Hayesod

Dorin Frankfurt

Babycakes – gift packs for babies

One Hundred Percents - office equipment

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