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Social Impact

Welcome to Hug a Mug, a socially conscious small business driven by sociability, kindness, and courage, complemented by exceptional coffee drinks, homemade syrups, and fresh seasonal foods. Our ceramics studio offers a serene space for indulging in relaxing ceramics painting and creating cherished memories with your dear ones. At the core of all our community outreach and social impact endeavors is our mission, "Protect Our Future," rooted in awareness, education, and proactive action.


At Hug a Mug, our core values drive our mission:

  • Protecting Our Future: We are dedicated to positively impacting the world, fostering sustainability and prosperity.

  • Community Empowerment: We prioritize serving and empowering our community through genuine connections and meaningful initiatives.

  • Embracing Diversity: We celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and strength of all individuals, promoting equality for everyone.

  • Compassion and Purpose: Our actions are fueled by empathy, contributing to a more compassionate society.

  • Service-Oriented: We believe in the power of selfless service, benefiting both others and the greater good.

  • Global Care: Our compassion extends beyond our immediate sphere, supporting the wider world.

  • Open Communication: We foster transparent and honest dialogue, valuing constructive communication.

  • Uncompromising Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and quality standards in all aspects of our business.

  • Respecting Boundaries: We establish healthy boundaries, ensuring fairness and respect in all relationships.

  • Doing What's Right: We adhere to ethical principles, consistently choosing the path of integrity.

  • Empowering Others: We actively support and uplift others, catalyzing personal and professional growth.

With these values at our core, Hug a Mug is committed to making a meaningful difference in the world and uplifting lives.


Core Value: "Community Empowerment"

Community Partnerships:

  • Windsor Learning Center Transition Program: Building Competency Through Life Changing Experiences

  • Pompton Lakes High School Work Program

  • West Milford High School Transition Program

At Hug a Mug, we collaborate with these community partners to match youths with job opportunities at our coffeehouse and ceramics studio. Through comprehensive training, consistent mentoring, and developmental opportunities, we aim to shape the future success of our community and surrounding areas.


Core Value: "Empowering Others"

At our company, we are committed to empowering others to thrive. We wholeheartedly support our community by championing fellow small businesses and young entrepreneurs. Collaboration is at the heart of our approach, as we actively seek opportunities to work together and contribute to the success of all entrepreneurs. Our guiding philosophy is simple yet powerful: "Your success is our success." Together, we grow stronger.


Core Value: "Live with Compassion and Purpose"

At our company, we deeply value compassion as a driving force for positive change. It is through compassion that we confront others' suffering and are motivated to alleviate it, fostering a more empathetic humanity.

Our purpose, "Protect Our Future," is rooted in this compassion, with a focus on safeguarding our children. As part of our commitment, we donate 1% of all credit card transactions to RAINN.ORG.

RAINN stands as the nation's largest anti-SA organization. In partnership with over 1,000 local service providers, RAINN operates the National SA Hotline (800.656.HOPE,, and the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. Through various programs, RAINN works to support survivors and ensure perpetrators are held accountable.

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