FEEL LOVE is a celebration of real-life heroes whose stories inspire us. Life this year has changed immeasurably, but humanity has met its challenges with resilience, courage, and above all, love. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people, and the holidays are a time to celebrate them. Introducing food activist LaRayia Gaston, ICU nurse Grace Kim Lee, and firefighter Hunter Hanson, our Holiday ‘20 campaign features those who exemplify the spirit of giving.
LaRayia Gaston is the founder and executive director of Lunch On Me – a nonprofit charity in Los Angeles and New York providing comfort, positivity, and love through organic meals and holistic healing to those experiencing homelessness. She’s also the owner of LaRayia’s Bodega, a vegan 99-cent store offering healthy food and job training to foster youth and low-income communities.
MEET LARAYIA GASTON
Dedicated to helping people, Grace Kim Lee is an ICU nurse at a world-class hospital in Los Angeles. She was the recent recipient of the Daisy Foundation Award, given for outstanding service in the nursing field. When she isn’t saving lives, she’s home spending time with her husband Justin, daughter Chloe, and son Chase who all love to wear UGG.
MEET GRACE KIM LEE
Hunter Hanson is a Malibu native and third-generation firefighter. Both Hunter and his father Chris recently battled the Bobcat Fire, one of the largest in Los Angeles County history. When he isn’t at the station or protecting lives, land, and property, he reserves the rest of his time for those who matter most like his family, friends, and girlfriend Nathasha.
MEET HUNTER HANSON
Recognizing the importance of giving back, UGG is proud to donate $50,000 to each charity proposed by our campaign’s real-life heroes. They include Lunch On Me, LaRayia Gaston’s nonprofit charity in Los Angeles and New York providing healthy food to the homeless, CHOC Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit hospital in Orange County defining the future of pediatric medicine, and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Boise aiding the families of fallen firefighters and those injured in the line of duty.