Back in April I had the opportunity to visit California for the very first time. While on my adventures out west I contacted an organization called Hug it Forward. Their mission was incredible. Spreading positivity and collecting recycled products to build “bottle schools” in Guatemala, helping the children of the country receive a better education. When I contacted them, they quickly responded and over the past couple of months have been some of the most caring and helpful individuals I have met. Now in the process of building bottle schools number 15 and 16 in a little over 2 years, Hug it Forward has truly demonstrated how to “be the change.” I am honored to be associated with them and very excited to be collaborating with them for a New York City Event on January 7th at The Cellar Bar located in the Bryant Park Hotel. More information on the event is located below. If you are in the area stop by and support this great non-profit organization.