Snugs Across America
Snuggle® Launches Snugs Across America to Spread a Touch of Love and Softness
Fans Invited to Join the Movement to Share Snugs on Facebook and Help Donate Up to 10,000 Snuggle Bears to Children in Need
WILTON, Conn. (June 21, 2012) – Led by the iconic and loveable Snuggle Bear, fabric softener brand Snuggle announced today the launch of Snugs Across America, the brand’s first-ever movement to inspire people to spread love and softness. According to a recent survey by Snuggle, 85 percent of Americans agree that hugging and snuggling is how they show people they care. Snugs Across America encourages people to surround themselves with softness and share a snug, a combination of a snuggle and a hug. And, in exchange for snugs shared on Snuggle’s Facebook page, the brand is pledging to donate up to 10,000 stuffed Snuggle Bears to children in need.
“By joining me in a snug, we can help make each day happier for children in need,” said Snuggle Bear. “Snugs are an easy way to spread snuggly softness with loved ones. And remember, every snug counts!”
Reasons to Share a Snug
Sharing snuggle-up moments with loved ones makes a difference. According to a recent survey, 94 percent of Americans agree that snuggling with loved ones makes them feel happy. Snugs Across America is aimed at spreading happiness and positivity throughout the country, and more than nine-in-ten people surveyed agree that “sometimes, they just need a snug.”
“At Snuggle, we believe in making the world a softer place and cherishing the snuggly moments we share together,” said Bibie Wu, marketing director for Snuggle. “We’re proud to be launching Snugs Across America and to partner with great organizations to help us bring a touch of snuggly softness and love to children in need.”
Join Snugs Across America
To join Snuggle Bear on his mission, simply visit http://www.Facebook.com/Snuggle where you can:
- Take a lesson from Snuggle Bear himself on how to snug
- Upload a snug photo and share with a friend or loved one
- Check out other photos in the official snug gallery
- Track where snugs are being shared on the interactive snug heat map
Make Each Snug Count
As part of Snuggle’s commitment to inspire consumers to create more snuggle-up moments, Snuggle has pledged to donate up to 10,000 15-inch Snuggle Bears to children in need, with a minimum donation of 5,000 bears, by December31, 2012 to Hugs Across America, Toys for Tots and My Stuff Bags. For every ten snug photos uploaded and shared on Facebook through November 1, 2012, Snuggle will donate one Snuggle Bear to a child in need.
To learn more about Snugs Across America, visit Snuggle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snuggle. For information on favorite Snuggle products like Blue Sparkle and Exhilarations, and on its 14 days of Freshness technology, visit www.snuggle.com.
This online survey was conducted March 7-12, 2012 by IPSOS among a nationally representative sample of 1,030 adult consumers – 530 females and 500 males – ages 18+. The margin of error associated with a sample of this size is 5%.
As a leader in the fabric softener category for more than 30 years, Snuggle provides ultimate snuggly softness and long-lasting fresh scents to loads of laundry. Recognized by its iconic Snuggle Bear, which was created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, birthplace of The Muppets and Sesame Street puppets, the Snuggle brand offers a variety of high-quality fabric conditioning products, including liquid softeners and dryer sheets in a variety of fragrances. Snuggle is manufactured by The Sun Products Corporation and available at major retailers including most food, drug, mass, club and dollar stores. For more information, visit www.snuggle.com or www.facebook.com/snuggle.
About The Sun Products Corporation
The Sun Products Corporation headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, is a leading North American provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners and other household products. With annual net sales of $2 billion, the Company’s portfolio of products are sold under well-known brands that include all®, Snuggle®, Wisk®, Sun®, Surf®, and Sunlight®. In addition, Sun Products is the manufacturing partner for many retailer brand laundry and dish products in North America. For more information visit: www.sunproductscorp.com.
About Hugs Across America
Hugs Across America Inc. is a nondenominational, not-for-profit charitable organization providing teddy bears, curricular materials, and messages of care to lessen the fear and anxiety experienced by children in crisis. “Hugs” has created a national network of regional response centers, or chapters, throughout the country. Each chapter is responsible to its local area with “teddies at the ready” responding to circumstances of personal tragedy, as well as natural or national disasters.
About Toys for Tots
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season.
About My Stuff Bags
My Stuff Bags Foundation is a national non-profit launched in 1998 to address some of the immediate physical and emotional needs of children who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often enter shelters and foster care with no belongings. Each individual My Stuff duffel bag is filled by volunteers with new, donated items, such as toys, toiletries, school supplies, a stuffed animal and a security blanket, giving children comfort and hope and letting them know that lots of people care about them.