Hug It Forward

Who we are: Hug It Forward is a grass-roots organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities to build “bottle schools”. Bottle schools are schools built using “eco-bricks”: plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. Entire communities come together to make the dream of educational opportunity a reality, by building their own bottle school.

Hug It Forward also strives to raise awareness in developed countries about trash, consumption and the power of community. This mission is equally important to us as facilitating the construction of bottle schools in developing countries.

Type of knowledge or skills needed: There are currently no volunteer positions available at this point in time.

Non-cash donations: If you prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to Hug It Forward and send it to Hug It Forward, 4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109. Hug It Forward is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible. Otherwise, feel free to pay by PayPal or Google Checkout on our website at:

Languages spoken at charity: English and Spanish

Contact name: Heenal Rajani
Telephone number: N/A

Address: 4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92109, USA


Any further information the volunteer should know? There are currently no volunteer positions available but we do offer volunteer trips through our partner organization Serve The World Today. These trips include visiting Guatemala and working on an active Bottle School Project and can be booked through their website at: