How long has it been since you have been hugged? Or have given hugs to someone else (except your teddy bear).
Throughout our busy lives, we encounter ups and downs. And it's during those downtimes that we need support and encouragement. Giving out free hugs is an easy task, but there lies a real life story of a man whose sole mission was to reach out to strangers and give them the best hug he can muster to brighten up their lives. Juan Mann was a simple man and thus borne a simple but meaningful concept.
Today, the Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement to create awareness of spreading love, joy and kindness to anyone anywhere. There is no hidden agenda, no strings attached, just random acts of selfless acts performed to make people feel good.
So what is PeopleGiving's idea behind all this? Inspired by Juan Mann and a desire to change the lives of others, no matter how small, we have recruited 40 cheery volunteers to create our very own "Hugs for Love" campaign. The purpose is exactly as Juan Mann intended for it to be, making your day just a tad brighter. In addition, we are also aiming to raise funds of RM 20,000 for charity. The funds will be used by PeopleGiving Association to continue embarking in charity programs that will help orphanages and homes providing hospice care. It will also enable us to continue providing a non-chargable online fundraising platform for NGOs to share their individual causes.
We are confident that we will get the support we need to reach RM 20,000. This is how it works, with every RM 10, we will give out a free hug and our volunteers are all set to give out 2,000 hugs! That just means 2,000 more smiles in the world, that's a happy thought! Come and support us by donating online or simply coming over and give us a hug too! After all, it's better to put the LOVE into Hugs than to put it into words.
Below are details of the campaign venue, date and time:
Date: 30th April 2016, Saturday
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Venue: OneUtame Shopping Complex – Ground Floor Promenage (in front of PappaRIch) and First Floor High Street (next to Aveda)