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Read for Relief: Virtual Hug for the World

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A Virtual Hug for the World: Read for Relief
Virtual Hug for the World was written and illustrated during the Covid-19 pandemic. The story is set in a Chicago home where two young boys, are quarantined. In a time where real travel is limited, the boys decide to take an imaginary journey around the world sharing love and light. Visiting 7 seven continents in seven days, they have an adventure of a lifetime, learn about culture, and share virtual hugs with new friends. 

Written and illustrated by Amanda Perlyn Jackson © Copyright 2020

This fund was created and is administered by the author/illustrator to help those who have been impacted from the Covid 19 pandemic. The digital book is available to the public for free, though donations of any amount are appreciated. Proceeds will be donated to the four local charities listed below.

Lurie Children’s Hospital : A top-ranked children's hospital, putting children and their families first. Unrestricted funds are extremely important during to provide supplies, upgrade equipment, and respond to the rapidly changing needs during this pandemic. 

Greater Chicago Food Depository : Chicago’s food bank provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly : Focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation among elders in a safe and responsible way.

We know that even small actions can have a BIG impact. Please consider making a donation.

Sending love and virtual hugs!



  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kathryn Janicek
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Shambrekiá N. Wise
    • $15 
    • 4 yrs
  • Lindsey & Nathan Myers
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • David Tharp
    • $250 
    • 4 yrs


Amanda Jackson
Chicago, IL

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