Sister Hugs has been invited to speak at a ladies' luncheon; to share the who's, what's, and why's of ourselves. Of course this prompts us to reflect on those very questions and answers. Sometimes we get a little complex in our mission, but the core is always the same.
Who are we?
We are women, men and youth with a heart for helping others in need. If I could change or broaden our name, I would as we have many amazing males and children also working our cause. If you feel like a member, you're in. ☺️ we have some who participate with every activity, some who join in weekly or monthly, some who donate to the cause, and some who support our fundraising. There's something for everyone who's interested.
What do we do?
Our mission is simple. We want to console the suffering. Cheer the broken-hearted. Comfort the hurting. We can't fix, but we can help. Knowing others care is powerful therapy. Knowing strangers care is an unexpected hug. That's what we try to do - that is the backbone of Sister Hugs. We care for others, pure and simple.
We receive nominations from all across the US from friends and relatives of those facing challenges and needing a boost. If accepted, our small but mighty village put together a Love Bomb created exclusively for them. This is then either mailed or delivered to the recipient. To nominate someone, simply message or email their story to SH. We will get back to you within a day or two.
We have mailed Love Bombs to most of our 50 states. However, the majority have remained local due to a higher awareness and involvement ratio. Over 600 Love Bombs have gone out since July, 2012.
While it's hard for some to understand why we give to strangers, our favorite recipients are those in most need. Not everyone facing challenges needs us - it's never a contest of who can get the most "stuff", but rather who needs some extra hugs the most? We step in for those who are not on the front page and not having huge fundraisers. We are there for your mom, your neighbor, your friend. We are the wind beneath your wing...