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Why Our Work Is So Important

students drop out of high school per day in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Education (2011)

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of low-income families do not have books in their homes for their children
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children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line
Source:National Center for Children in Poverty (2016)

These facts are astounding yet preventable. Through our programs, we work with students and teachers at Title 1 schools to provide resources and facilitate a positive learning community. We support students who need educational materials by providing items such as books, basic school and art supplies, backpacks, and words of encouragement students need to reach their potential. Our team also works with older students to get them involved in their own schools and communities through our Ambassadors, BookShare, and Backpack programs.

Our Programs


"I would just like to say thank you and continue doing the work you are doing. When you bless one child you bless a family.”
Anita Williams
Principal of Newton Primary
“Working with Give More HUGS has helped me step outside my comfort zone and improve my communication skills. Best of all, it’s helped me impact my community! Books can change lives; a child might find that one of the donated books completely changes the way they look at learning.”
Madisyn Dickerson
Junior HUGS Ambassador 2018-2019
“The Give More Hugs Foundation has been really impactful to the Dominican Community and the society at large.When they asked me to be a part of the foundation I did not hesitate because I know they really make a difference in students lives and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Lakeyia Joseph
Senior HUGS Ambassador 2018-2019
“Being a part of Give More HUGS has given me the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the education of another person. It has shown me that young people can make change, and it has shown me the power of uniting communities to support students.”
Ashley Lin
Senior HUGS Ambassador 2018-2019

Community Partners

Our work is possible because of community partners who work with us to help students in need. Community partners help us spread our mission and programs by supporting our student ambassadors and volunteers with book drives, book signing events, bookshare fairs, school supply drives, and much more! Thank you to our community partners for uniting communities to help students in need! Interested in furthering our mission and changing students’ lives in your community? Sign up today to be a community partner.