NHD 2018

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In an effort to create more peace and unity by embracing all people, the Hug Alliance, founder of National Hugging Day, Give More HUGS, Agape International Spiritual Center and HUGGIES are spreading awareness of the immeasurable value of human connection with a simple hug by setting the World Record for the most nationalities in a HUG on National Hugging Day, Jan. 21, 2018 at Agape International in Culver City, California. We are excited Huggies is an event sponsor for this year’s National Hugging Day and shares our belief in the power of hugs.  

The Give More HUGS team will be headed to this HUGe event to help spread the power of HUGS by spreading the love of reading through our HUGS BookShare program. Together, HUGGIES, The Hug Book Store, Agape International and Give More HUGS will host the National Hugging Day Children’s Activity Center. The activities will spread the power of hugs and literacy! We will have guest authors participate in read alouds, arts and crafts for children and families, give away copies of Pharrell William’s book titled “Happy” and Rick and Shanna Morrison’s “The HUG Store Book” to  share the love and happiness of reading, and a celebrity filled HUGGING photo booth.

Every parent that comes to the children’s activity center will have a chance to win a book for their child. We want to encourage parents to read with their children, and after completing a read aloud we will give away free books!

Join us on January 21 to celebrate together the National Hugging Day, celebrating love, compassion and quality education access for all.

Sign up HERE to get involved! 


Buy a shirt if you can't make it and all proceeds will help support students in underserved communities with educational resources, books, art supplies, leadership development and inspiration!