Hugs From Home - Parent Resources | Judson University Christian College

Friends of Judson

Friends of Judson is an organization that works to build positive relationships with Judson students through a variety of activities. This volunteer organization helps to raise funds for scholarships, beautify the campus at holiday and springtime, create a welcoming atmosphere, and support the students in prayer.
For more information about Friends of Judson, contact:

Julie Henderson
435 Hazel Drive
Elgin, IL  60123

Hugs From Home

Realizing gifts from home are always welcome to Judson students, the Friends of Judson would like to offer parents a quick, inexpensive and convenient way to show love, support and caring thoughts for your children away from home. When you want to do something special for your student, let us save you time and money you might spend shopping, baking, packing and shipping. Choose from the following gift packages. Suggested dates are listed on the enclosed form. We will make every effort to deliver a gift to your student as close as possible to any special day you indicate. Single gift orders are welcome or you can place one order now for the whole academic year. Please give at least 7 days advance notice for all orders. Payment is due with the order. For your convenience, we will accept checks or credit cards.

Hugs from Home Order Form
To place an order, please complete the Hugs from Home Order Form and mail it with payment to:
"Hugs From Home"
Judson University
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

You may also contact us by calling Hugs from Home at 847-628-2096 or emailing us at and we will respond to you within 24 hours. For security purposes, please do not send credit card payments via e-mail.

All proceeds directly benefit Judson University Student Scholarships.

Choose From these "Hugs..."
Picture Cost Description
Big Hug $10   Brownies - Send your student a big hug from home with this perfect gift of homemade, chocolate frosted brownies.
Study Buddy2 $20   Study Buddy - To sustain your student through a late night of study, this package includes snacks such as granola bars, crackers, chips, cookies, popcorn, and fruit or fruit juice (approximately 20 different items in each gift box).
Little Tickles 2 $8 Cookies - Your choice of one dozen homemade cookies: chocolate chip, sugar or peanut butter.

Special Little Tickles 2

$10 Celebration Cookie - Your choice of a 12" round decorated cookie: chocolate chip or sugar cookie.

Special Little Tickles 2

$18  Super Celebration Cookie - A double-layer 12-inch round chocolate chip or sugar cookie with butter cream filling.
BirthdayCake2 $20 Birthday Cake - A 9"x13" decorated home baked cake with plates, napkins and plastic utensils enough for a small party in a dorm room. Choose chocolate, yellow, white or angel food cake and chocolate or vanilla frosting.

Fresh Flowers 2

$25 Flowers - Nothing says "I love you" like a bouquet of fresh cut flowers when you want to celebrate a special occasion or encourage your student.

Bud Vase

$12    Bud Vase with Fresh Flowers
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Bowl 2 $18 Fruit Bowl - A variety of fresh fruits such as bananas, apples, pears, grapes, oranges, etc.
Creative Cupcakes 2 $12 Creative Cupcakes - One dozen iced, decorated cupcakes. Your choice of: chocolate, white, yellow or red velvet cupcakes and chocolate or vanilla icing.

Success Stories

medarisIn 2005, I had the opportunity to become a Judson student because of the deep commitments and connections between Judson and my parents-in-law. Not only am I married with three teenagers, I am also a senior at Judson, majoring in Music Education with Bilingual Education. In December of 2009, I will graduate and be equipped to teach music to any grade from kindergarten through senior high. 

During my time at Judson, I have had many opportunities to be part of the university’s vibrant music and fine arts community. I toured the Midwest during a 10-day Choir tour, singing God’s praises to many people. The Judson Opera workshop was a day of fun as we performed arias and duets. I also have played in the orchestra and with a string quintet.God has gifted me tremendously, and I pray that I always stay where He wants me tobe. I feel myself growing and changing and getting stronger in my relationship with God here at Judson.

- Sally Medearis Class of 2009

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