Hugs From Home - Parent Resources | Judson University Christian College

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 via our online store only.

To Place a Hugs From Home Order:

Please complete the Hugs from Home Order Form and mail it with payment to:

"Hugs From Home"
Judson University
c/o Mary Bilen
1677 Francis Dr.
Pingree Grove, IL 60140

You may also contact us by calling Hugs from Home at (847) 628-2098 or (352) 552-7100 or emailing us at and we will respond to you within 24 hours. Do not send credit card payments via e-mail. 

Judson's online Hugs From Home Store will take credit cards and debit cards. Please click here to access our on-line store.    


All proceeds directly benefit Judson University Student Scholarships.

Choose From these "Hugs..."

Brownies 2018 $10 Brownies
Send your student a big hug from home with this perfect gift of homemade, chocolate frosted brownies. (Available in gluten-free for $2 more.)
Study Buddy 2018 $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).
Cookies 2018 $8 Cookies
Your choice of one dozen homemade cookies: chocolate chip, sugar or peanut butter. (Chocolate chip and sugar cookies are available in gluten-free for $2 more.)
Cupcakes 2015 $12 Creative Cupcakes
One dozen iced, decorated cupcakes. Your choice of: chocolate, white, yellow or red velvet cupcakes and chocolate or vanilla icing.
celebration cookie 2018 $10 Celebration Cookie
12" round decorated chocolate chip or sugar cookie.
Flowers 2018 $12 Flowers
Nothing says "I love you" like fresh cut flowers when you want to celebrate a special occasion or encourage your student.
fruit bowl 2018 $18 Fruit Bowl
A variety of fresh fruits such as bananas, apples, pears, grapes, oranges, etc.
birthday cake 2018 $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 with chocolate or vanilla frosting.

Friends of Judson

Hugs From Home is organized by 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, please see the Friends of Judson page.

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