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!


We are still raising funds to help cover this year’s costs – any contributions (regardless of size) make you part of every hug and act of kindness HugTrain gives out and there are also many ways to help that don’t require a financial contribution. You can find ways to help here:


This year is our EIGHTH!!! We’re still hard at work on our documentary and app and are working towards running workshops with teenagers so we need more help than ever before!

Any funds that are not used for travel, food, accommodation or printing and publicity costs will be put toward the completion of our documentary and the re-development of our hug finding app.  . We are also happy to accept in-kind donations of these items. Please contact us if you wish to make an in-kind donation or have any questions or comments!

Thank you again for your support!