Frugality – Knowing how far just one dollar can go in some parts of the world, we work hard to minimize expenditure in all aspects of our activities.
Integrity – We are honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
Accountability – We communicate openly and energetically, and actively encourage our supporters to hold us accountable.
Transparency – With Hug It Forward, what you see is what you get. We pride ourselves on keeping a close eye on every expense in our organization, and keeping account of every screw and nail used in the construction of a bottle school.
Community – We believe that spontaneous selfless interactions between a group of people generate far more beneficial outcomes for everyone than individuals acting selfishly. We believe in the power of community to change the world.
Sustainability – We avoid “quick fix” solutions. We invest in projects with long-term objectives that create perpetual benefits for humanity.
Mutuality – We form win-win relationships where everyone benefits. Volunteers get as much from their experience working with communities as they give.
Empowerment – Handouts do not help people around the world. We support people to develop the tools they need to create better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Participation – Hug It Forward is an organization powered by you: without your support we could not exist. We encourage everybody to share their skills and resources abundantly towards serving others, aligning with your passion.
Global Solidarity – Understanding our individual truths and needs brings us together to solve problems as a global community. Working together we can overcome problems that would be impossible to solve apart.