They say love is the best medicine. We all need a little sometimes. We all deserve it, too. Free Hugs Bangkok, a grassroots campaign led by local Good Samaritans in partnership with La Monita Taquería & El Osito, is hitting the streets this February, with the goal of doling out 30,000 hugs to passersby while raising money for charity.
Between February 1 & 14, teams of volunteers will set up in some of Bangkok’s busiest hubs, giving free hugs, collecting donations, & spreading laughter, joy, smiles, & love. The campaign will raise funds for two noble charities: Operation Smile Thailand, which provides free surgery to children in Thailand born with cleft lips, cleft palates, & other facial deformities; & In Search of Sanuk, a non-profit that directly provides food, shelter, & educational support for survivors of torture & trauma, giving special attention to at-risk women & girls.
For every hug, B20 will be donated to one of the charities. Of course, individual donations will be warmly accepted at every free hug location. Join the movement by using the hashtag #FreeHugsBKK on Instagram & Twitter, or sign up to be a hugger at Facebook.com/FreeHuggersBKK.
On Valentine’s Day, La Monita & El Osito will donate B20 for every hug given to one of their employees & B10 for every post shared @OsitoBKK on social media with the #FreeHugsBkk tag.And don’t miss the Free Hugs Celebration Party on Valentine’s Day, either, held at La Monita in Mahatun Plaza, near BTS Phloen Chit, from 6.30pm until late.
Click here for more information approximately hug locations & times.
“Free Hugs Bangkok” is raising money for charity while doling out thousands of hugs
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