In the Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale said “The things that are really important in life are free and we give them little value. We take them for granted. We place value on things we pay money for, yet they are cheap and can always be replaced, whereas those things that are most important are irreplaceable.”
The human connection is one of those things and a simple hug is representation of that connectedness.
Hugs boost our happiness level, it a scientific fact. Research shows a good hug is the fastest way for you to increase oxytocin flow in your body. Oxytocin is also known as the “love drug”. It calms your nerves and boosts positive emotion. The ihug movement’s mission is to combat negativity in our country during the 2020 presidential campaign and beyond. It is a non-partisan movement to remind people to love each other and it’s okay to agree to disagree on the topics.
We wish to take the movement all across the country in 2020 to spread the message and pass out free hugs. In order to make this happen, we need your help. Any amount will do. I believe in the power of community to make this happen. If this message resonates with you and you wish to support the movement, donate today.
If you wish to do more, email [email redacted] with ihug in the subject line and let us know how you wish to participate; provide a hug location in your city, accommodations for the hug crew, media coverage, and so much more can be done.
Join us in anyway you can. Let's come together as one community in the best country in the world by sharing a simple HUG!
Funds raised will be used for transportation, accommodations, and promotional expenses to travel across America from February - June and beyond. Mode of transportation to be determined based on quantity of funds raised.
- John Gray
- Leisl Buechler
- Donald Arnoudse
- Jennifer McLean
- Peggy Cappy
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more