Look up AWESOME in the dictionary and this is what you will find! Liss and I can't THANK YOU enough. We had another AMAZING group of volunteers this year helping to do the prep work at the St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
We've made so many friends over the years. And so many of you come back every year to help.
Thanks to the following businesses that helped out:
--PA American Water
--Timber Ridge Health Care
--River Run Rehab & Nursing
--Cornell Store Front
--McCabe Mortgage Group
Don't forget. The St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen is ALWAYS looking for help. If you'd like to volunteer, call the kitchen at 570.829.7796. You can also drop off non-perishable food donations at 39 East Jackson St, in Wilkes-Barre.
And thanks again for giving back to our community.
Some would call Samantha Hess's business an overnight success - but you can't stay overnight.
Samantha runs a shop in Portland, Oregon called Cuddle Up to Me - and it's a professional cuddle shop.
Stay with me now. For $60, a customer can get sixty minutes of hugging, or as it's been described, "the level of human contact that we want or need in order to be our optimal selves."
Sure, it sounds like a front for something, but Samantha says it's a great idea, one that came to her when she really needed a hug. "I was at a place where I thought paying someone to hug me and not have ulterior motives sounded like a great idea," she told an interviewer from The Independent. "I decided why can't this be a thing that we can easily and safely reach for?"
It's all on the up-and-up. Everyone stays dressed, hugs and hand-holding are the only items on the menu, and the show is open Monday through Saturday.
By the way, Samantha's been at it for a year or so. But all of a sudden, the media are getting hold of the story, and it's gone viral.