Awarded the 2017 & 2019 Global Literacy Champion, 9 H.U.G.S. has been helping raise literacy rates for children of primary schools throughout Africa.  Targetting a different country annually, we collect and supply thousands of books to libraries being built in Africa via The African Library Project.  To date, we have supplied books to:

Malawi - 750 students

Swaziland - 560 students

Kugitimo, Kegonia - 630 students

Our success as a humanitarian organization extends beyond the library structures we have supplied.  Parents and their children fill our bins with their favorite books and personal notes that are delivered to the children receiving their donations.  Through our outreach to students, families and communities, we have brought awareness; we have created a global H.U.G. between those in need and those who are willing and able to help.  This connection generates the cycle of emotions that define humanity: Empathy, Love, Support, Relief, and Gratitude.

MISSION is dedicated to spreading aid and love wherever there is need. Understanding that despair has no borders, we organize, collaborate with, and mobilize our volunteers and donations to bring positive change and relief wherever it is needed.  Through our projects and success, we hope to create a cycle of philanthropy, inspiring everyone to “Help Us Give & Share” whenever we can. 

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Astoria, New York 11105 is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization 

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