ANGELS OF LOVE “HUG IT OUT” CHALLENGE
If you are officially challenged to the Angels of Love “HUG IT OUT Challenge”, You need to know the rules.
With that in mind, here’s a list of everything you actually need to do, to make your HUG count:
1. Get Challenged or start a Challenge
Get Challenged. It’s like a game of communication- through Telephone, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc... A friend, family member, coworker, or enemy will take a picture or create a video, and call out three other people to do the Angels of Love- HUG IT OUT CHALLENGE. Those three people need to call out three others, and so on, and so forth leading to a branch-like spread of the Challenge.
You can absolutely still donate to Angels of Love, but if you haven’t been challenged, start your own challenge thread.
2. Accept The Challenge
Once you’ve been ‘HUG IT OUT” Challenged, you have 24 hours to complete the Challenge, and here’s where things are – once again – getting confused. If you refuse the challenge, which is an option, you don’t care about Children, or Peace and Love. So show you care.
Once you’ve decided to CARE, you can take one of two paths:
2A. Pay $100
Don’t want to Hug anyone? Then Donate $100 to help Angels of Love open a shelter for Abused and Neglected children. You can do that by hitting the easy to find “donate” button on their website. At this point, you can merrily go about your business. The end.
2B. HUG SOMEONE
Don’t want to pay $100? No problem, get ready to PHOTOGRAPH OR VIDEO yourself HUGGING SOMEONE- it can be a stranger, your child, mother, father, friend, co-worker, an enemy, whoever. But – and this is important – you still have to donate to Angels of Love, just not the full $100. We’ll get to that in a second.
3. FIND A RECIPIENT FOR YOUR HUG
Now that you’ve accepted the challenge, you’ll need the following:
- A video capturing device with eventual access to the internet
- A warm body to HUG
4. Film or Photograph Your HUG
Then you have to photograph it or film it! You can do the video as short or long as you like, though we recommend keeping them as short as possible. The videos must include the following information, though:
A: Your name
B: Who challenged you
C: Accepting their challenge with the full name (“I accept the Angels of Love HUG IT OUT Challenge”)
D: Three more people you want to challenge
E: The website angelsoflovefoundation.com
F: A mention that you’re donating money as well as hugging.
5. Upload Your Masterpiece
Then you can upload your photo or video anywhere on the Internet: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, as long as you remember to tag the three people you challenged (so they actually know you challenged them), and plug Angels of Love and the Angels of Love HUG IT OUT Challenge somewhere in one of your posts. On Instagram use the #hugitoutchallenge
Here’s the key part: if you accept the HUG IT OUT Challenge, you still need to donate money, just anything less than $100. $1 is fine, $10 is great. Angels of Love recommends $25, or $50 though you can donate however much you like.
To reemphasize: accepting the HUG IT OUT Challenge and HUGGING SOMEONE does not “free” you from donating funds.
And that’s it! Reward yourself by moving on to something else, and then call it a day.
Have you done the HUG IT OUT CHALLENGE? Any tips to add to the rules? Let us know.
We do this through the following:
Advocacy is speaking on behalf of others to get something done. Angels of Love serves as a catalyst for advocating for child victims of abuse and neglect in the Rio Grande Valley. They do this by speaking on behalf of children and families to local officials, state-level officials, and federal policy-makers. We work with fellow advocates and partner with other organizations that share common goals in order to increase our overall power and influence. Angels of Love provides community-based prevention activities, public awareness and educational initiatives.
Family support services are community-based services that assist and support parents in their role as caregivers. Such services can take many different forms depending on the strengths and needs of the family. In 2013, Angels of Love began offering the “Empowerment for Families” domestic violence and abuse course. Other courses are currently being developed, and will soon be offered through Angels of Love’s Family Support Services.
In the Rio Grande Valley, there are currently no Emergency Shelters for child victims of abuse and neglect. It is the intent of Angels of Love to create 50 bed shelter for children ages birth-17 in the Rio Grande Valley. We are currently working to raise awareness about the issue, and seeking resources to make this shelter a reality.Kids who have experienced abuse deserve to feel safe, and protected. A shelter will provide professionals trained in trauma-informed care, to ensure a consistent and supportive approach to kids in crisis situations. While in the shelter children will receive basic needs such as food and clean clothes, as well as Individual and group therapy, and Medical care.