Founded in 2009 by Arié Moyal, HugTrain's mission is to offer a different perspective on the world and reduce social isolation by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and peer-to-peer support by using technology to connect with people online and offline. This year, the 7th annual HugTour will crisscross North America from December 13, 2015 to January 7, 2016 raising spirits one hug at a time!

The HugTrain needs your help!

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. The response has been great.

People have been asking how they can help so here are the areas we need the most help with right now:

The most important thing is for people who want hugs to get hugs so we need your help putting us in touch with those people and getting them to the train station!

Design: We really could use the help of a designer to make the website look a little nicer, make an avatar/logo we can use on facebook and twitter, some blog badges and possibly a designto print out on t-shirts.

Writing: We need help getting the word out! That means blog entries and tweets and possibly even media. We could also use help running this site and the twitter account (@HugTrainUSA)

Photography: We could use some pictures to go up on the site right now and for people to help take pictures throughout the trip!

Local Organizers: If you live anywhere along the HugTrain’s itinerary and you want to help organise the meetups at the station or close by we’d love to hear from you!

Nice to haves: It would aslo be nice to have a contact at Amtrak to help this run smoothly, Internet and phone access throughout the trip, a video/still  camera so I can document the trip from my point of view and maybe some help with healthy Kosher food during the long train rides (Chicago to San Francisco and Los Angeles to New Orleans are both 2 days long)

If you can be of help or know anyone who can help with any of the above please let me know by commenting on this page or e-mailing me at arie.moyal AT

Thank you! *HUGS*

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