Savannah, GA, April 04, 2024 –(– Heads-Up Guidance Services (HUGS) will host its 1st annual Cause Carnival on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Camp Villa Marie located at 6 Dolan Drive on Isle of Hope.

All proceeds from the Cause Carnival will benefit HUGS, a local non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible professional behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services to children and adults.

The fun-filled day will feature Hot-Spot Pizza Kitchen and Wing-N-It food trucks, live music, a pop-up vendors market, and carnival games. This event is open to the public for guests of all ages. Join them to Spring into Action for Mental Health Awareness Month.

“We hope that locals will rally around this event to not only support mental health, but also to support HUGS’ devoted volunteer counselors who donate their time pro-bono to serve the Savannah community,” explained HUGS founder and CEO, Andrea Mamalakis Epting. “Since HUGS does not work with third parties for funding, we are counting on Cause Carnival attendees to connect, enjoy, eat, and play!”

There will be various admission levels including an unlimited rides option. For those interested in being involved with the Cause Carnival on a larger scale, there are also five sponsorship levels available with corresponding sponsor perks.

For more information about the Cause Carnival and sponsorship packages, visit

About Heads-Up Guidance Services, Inc. (HUGS)

Founded in 2009, Heads-Up Guidance Services (HUGS) is a non-profit organization making professional behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services accessible to all motivated individuals who desire growth, independence, and emotionally healthy lifestyles. HUGS provides counseling for those located throughout Savannah and the Low Country. HUGS’ services are made both affordable and possible thanks to community donations and dedicated professional clinical volunteers. For more information, visit

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