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Gallery Picture FundraiserS

Every month we donate a dollar to charity for each picture we receive for our user photo gallery! If you'd like to participate, send your pictures to HugMe@squishable.com.

November 2019 Charity of the Month:

Wildlife Conservation Society To conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.


Past Charities (in alphabetic order)

4 Paws for Ability - Providing service dogs to children worldwide. (July and October 2015 Picture Drives)

Adopt-A-Classroom - Giving teachers a hand by providing needed classroom materials so that students can succeed. (September 2014 and June 2015 Picture Drive)

All Hands Volunteers - Respond. Recover. Renew. (October 2017 Picture Drive)

Amazon Conservation Association - Conserving the biological diversity of the Amazon Basin. (August 2016 Picture Drive)

Amazon Conservation Team - Partnering with indigenous and other local communities to protect tropical forests and strengthen traditional culture. (September 2019 Picture Drive)

American Bird Conservancy - Conserving native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. (November 2016 Picture Drive)

American Forest Foundation - We Grow Stewardship Every Day. (December 2017 Picture Drive)

American Himalayan Foundation - Bringing shelter, safety, education, health, and opportunity to the most vulnerable people in the Himalaya. (July 2017 Picture Drive)

American Psychiatric Foundation - Building a mentally healthy nation. (May 2017 Picture Drive)

American Kidney Fund - Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. (February 2018 Picture Drive)

American Refugee Committee - Helping refugees take back control of their lives. (February 2017 Picture Drive)

American Veterinary Medical Foundation - Embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. (August 2014 Picture Drive)

Americares - Health is on the way. (September 2018 Picture Drive)

Animal Welfare Institute - We seek better treatment of animals everywhere— in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild. (April 2019 Picture Drive)

Architecture for Humanity - Supporting reconstruction in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. (April 2011 Picture Drive)

Artists for Humanity - Providing under-served youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. (Winter 2010 and July 2014 Picture Drives)

Bideawee - The leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. (January 2014 and May 2015 Picture Drives)

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation - Establishing charitable funds to save animals and human livelihoods in the wake of the BP oil spill. (Take Your Squishable to Work Day 2010)

Big Cat Rescue - To provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild. (November 2013 and July 2019 Picture Drive)

Breast Cancer Research Foundation To prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. (October 2019 Picture Drive)

Cambodian Children's Fund - Providing life-changing education, nourishment and healing. (Dec 2016 Picture Drive)

Canine Assistants - Training and providing service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. (May/June 2012 Picture Drive)

Child Aid - Working to improve children's lives in rural villages by helping them learn to read, succeed in school and develop the literacy skills they need to improve their lives. (May 2014 Picture Drive)

Child's Play - Improving the lives of children with toys and games in over 60 hospitals worldwide. (Squishable T-Rex and Design Document Auction 2009, Squishable Android Auction 2010, Squishable Massive Hedgehog and Raccoon Auctions 2012, Squishable Retired Elephant Auction 2013)

City Harvest - Rescuing food for New York's hungry. (January 2016 Picture Drive)

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. (August 2008 Picture Drive)

Committee to Protect Journalists. - Defending Journalists Worldwide. (March 2017 Picture Drive)

The Conservation Fund - Conservation Working for America. (February 2019 Picture Drive)

CorgiAid, Inc. - Dedicated to supporting independent rescue of corgis and corgi mixes worldwide. (2012 Squishable Corgi Auction)

Cure Alzheimer's Fund - Targeting breakthrough Alzheimer's research. (June 2016 Picture Drive)

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - The world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. (January/February 2012 Picture Drive, November 2014 Picture Drive)

DC Central Kitchen - Building long-term solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. (Squishable Octopus Auction 2007, Squishable Panda Auction 2008, Summer 2012 Picture Drive)

Direct Relief International - Funding relief efforts for the victims of tornado disasters in Alabama (Squishable Massive Octopus Auction 2011)

Doctors Without Borders - Working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. (December 2009 and November 2015 Picture Drives)

Donors Choose - Making it easy for anyone to help students in need. (Buy Nothing Day 2007 Fundraiser)

Dress for Success - Promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and support. (March/April 2010 Picture Drive, Take Your Squishable to Work Day 2011-2014)

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation - For a future without breast cancer. (January 2017 Picture Drive)

Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending rights in the digital world. (September/October 2008 Picture Drive)

The Elephant Sanctuary - Providing captive elephants a home, herd, rest, refuge, and individualized care for life. (January 2018 Picture Drive)

The Esther Honey Foundation - Volunteer veterinary care for South Pacific Island animals. (January-March 2008 Picture Drive)

Feeding America - A mission to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. (December 2011 and December 2015 Picture Drives)

First Book - Providing access to new books for children in need. (April 2015 Picture Drive)

First Candle - Uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with service groups to advance infant health and survival. (September/October 2011 Picture Drive)

Fresh Youth Initiative - Empowering youth who have the fewest resources to achieve their greatest potential. (August 2019 Picture Drive)

Girlstart - Empowering girls in science, technology, engineering and math. (Summer 2010 Picture Drive)

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - Improving the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs. (March 2016 Picture Drive)

Global Poverty Project - Increasing the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. (Spring 2011 Picture Drive)

Haitian Health Foundation - Changing Lives ~ One Person at a Time. (October 2016 Picture Drive)

The Heifer Foundation - Empowering families to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. (May 2008 Picture Drive)

Houston Food Bank - Filling pantries. Filling lives. Helping Texas families recover from Hurricane Harvey. (September 2017 Picture Drive)

The Humane Society of the United States - The U.S.'s largest and most effective animal protection organization. (Summer 2011 and December 2014 Picture Drives)

India Development and Relief Fund - Bringing sustainable socio-economic development to remote parts of India since 1988 (May 2016 Photo Party)

International Crisis Aid (ICA) - Serving children and families in East Africa and the United States who are in crisis situations. (February 2016 Photo Party)

International Primate Protection League - Promoting the conservation and protection of all primates since 1973. (September 2016 Picture Drive)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) - Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helping people to survive and rebuild their lives. (May 2013 Photo Party)

International Rhino Foundation - Dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research (April 2016 Picture Drive)

International Wolf Center - Advancing the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. (October 2014 Picture Drive)

The Jed Foundation - Protecting emotional health and preventing suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. (July 2018 Picture Drive)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - The leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. (November 2011 Picture Drive)

K.I.D.S. - Kids In Distressed Situations - Delivering brand new essential products to children impacted by poverty, tragedy, and natural disasters. (Holidays 2012 & 2013 Buy One Give One)

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Helping patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives. (September 2011 Picture Drive)

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. (April 2018 Picture Drive)

Metavivor - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness, Research and Support. (October 2018 Picture Drive)

The National Down Syndrome Society - A national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. (March/April 2012, February 2014, and September 2015 Picture Drives)

National Education for Assistance Dogs Services (NEADS) - Training assistance dogs and providing independence to people who are deaf or physically disabled through the use of canine assistance. (February 2015 Picture Drive)

The NEA Foundation - Help us help kids know more. (April 2017 Picture Drive)

National Immigration Law Center - Protecting and promoting the rights of low income immigrants and their family members. (August 2018 Picture Drive)

National Women's Law Center - Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers. (March 2018 Picture Drive)

Noah's Ark - A non-profit animal sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope. (August 2015 Picture Drive)

NYC Outward Bound - Bringing demanding academics, community and character to students in all five boroughs. (February 2010 Picture Drive)

Oceana - Dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans on a global scale. Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were. (May 2019 Picture Drive)

One Acre Fund - Helping East African farmers grow their way out of hunger. (January/February 2009 Picture Drive)

Operation Smile - Healing children's smiles and transforming lives across the globe. (Winter 2007 and March 2015 Picture Drives)

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - The foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. (Summer/Fall 2013 Picture Drive)

PAWS Chicago - Chicago's largest no-kill humane organization, focused on solutions for homeless pets. (April 2014 Picture Drive)

Plan International USA - A global organization that works side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children. (March 2014 Picture Drive)

Play Pumps International - Delivering safe water solutions to communities in Africa. (March/April/May 2009 Picture Drive)

Puppies Behind Bars - Training prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. (Spring 2011 and June 2019 Picture Drive)

Rainforest Trust - A Global Alliance Saving Rainforests. (September 2017 Picture Drive)

Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy - Helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. (October 2012 Corgis for Hurricane Relief)

Save the Children - Giving children around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. (December 2013 Picture Drive)

Sea Turtle Conservancy - The world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group, helping conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats. (June 2014 Picture Drive)

SOME - Restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. (November 2018 Picture Drive)

STUDIO in a School - Artists working directly with students, teachers and administrators to establish art as a regular part of the school's curriculum. (Fall 2010 Picture Drive)

TechBridge - Encouraging girls in technology, science and engineering. (January 2010 and January 2015 Picture Drive)

Tipitina's Foundation - Preserving Louisiana's music and culture. (April 2008 Picture Drive)

Warrior Canine Connection - Helping recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. (January 2019 Picture Drive)

Water Partners International - Providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. (November/December 2008 Picture Drive)

WildAid - Our programs persuade consumers to stop buying illicit products like ivory, rhino horn and shark fin soup. (June 2018 Picture Drive)

Wilderness Inquiry - Inclusive outdoor adventure travel for adults, families, and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. (March 2019 Picture Drive)

Wildlife Conservation Network - Protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. (April 2013 Photo Party)

Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center - Preserving this endangered species through an ambitious research, conservation, and breeding program. (June 2008 Picture Drive)

The World Wildlife Fund - The leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. (July 2013 Corgi original art auction)

The YES Fund - Supporting young people to identify business opportunities, prepare their business plans and link-up with finance and markets. (July 2008 Picture Drive)

Young Women's Leadership Network - Changing public education. Changing lives. (July 2016 Picture Drive)


We're not endorsed or affiliated with these charities, we just like 'em!

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Kiva

Squishable has a Kiva account to provide loans to small businesses in developing countries. Come see what we're sponsoring!


Smiling illustrated snowman. Illustration.

2018 Holiday Buy One Give One

During the 2018 holiday season, for every Mini Snow Unicorn sold, we gave a Mini Squishable to a child in need through our partner: Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers). Because everyone deserves something to cuddle.

  • 2017 - Mini Candy Dragon
  • 2016 - Mini Baby Polar Bear
  • 2015 - Mini Snowman
  • 2014 - Mini Reindeer
  • 2013 - Mini Baby Dolphin
  • 2012 - Mini Penguin Chick


Man hugging a Squishable raccoon. Photograph.

Charity Auctions!

Occasionally we auction off one-of-a-kind Squishables on eBay to benefit Child's Play!

Past Auctions:

  • Thunderstorm Dragon (2015)
  • Brown Bigfoot (2014)
  • Tie-Dye Rainbow Dragon (2014)
  • Retired Elephant (2013)
  • Massive Raccoon Auction (2012)
  • Massive Hedgehog Auction (2012)
  • Android Auction (2010)
  • T-Rex Auction (2009)


Prototypes

Unused Squishable design prototypes are donated to a number of children's hospitals. Once there, the one-of-a-kind Squishies are given to kids after a long hard day of treatment.

Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders - "The team at the Hassenfeld Center just received the Squishables you sent. To quote them directly, 'We gave them to the kids this morning—needless to say—they loved them!'"

Duke Children's Heart Program at Duke University Medical Center - "...Some of our long-time cancer patients have gotten one and their smiles lit up the room... One of our congenital heart newborns is going home with a big strawberry. The first thing our patients do is squish them to their chests!"

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