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October 24, 2012

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1 previous review
March 17, 2010

I've been volunteering with The Hugs Project for about three years. You will never meet a more dedicated group who work tirelessly for our troops. No one takes a salary; our headquarters, electricit... more

October 24, 2012

The Hugs Project is a 100% volunteer organization sending care packages to our beloved troops. No one takes a salary at The Hugs Project, which sends about 100 packages a week and over 5,000 at Christmas. Each box contains "hugs," cooling neckties, which are hand made (over 1 million have been sent so far) and many items which are hard for our troops to get. Our troops deserve the thanks of a grateful nation, and The Hugs Project is trying to show our soldiers just how important they are to our freedom!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 17, 2010

I've been volunteering with The Hugs Project for about three years. You will never meet a more dedicated group who work tirelessly for our troops. No one takes a salary; our headquarters, electricity, and water are donated by Crossroads Mall--almost every dime that is donated to The Hugs Projects goes back into sending care packages or buying materials to make a Hug neck cooler or other supplies. What an awesome organization!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Send many more care packages to our troops, teach more people to make Hugs and other items we send the troops, and quit worrying about where our postage money we need for the next month is coming from!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 24, 2012

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May 24, 2012

As a staff member of Feed The Children, we cannot say enough about The Hugs Project. It is a little TLC from home. They are well organized and have a great volunteer base. It also helps give family members peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving a care package to lift their spirits while they are serving our country. We are proud to partner with The Hugs Project.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 21, 2012
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1 previous review
February 17, 2011

The Hugs Project is amazing and truly cares about our troops. As a volunteer, I know that no one gets a salary; and thanks to Crossroads Mall who donates our space and utlities, more of the donated m... more

February 21, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

The Hugs Project sends approximately 100 care packages weekly to our troops and 5,000 at Christmas. It is all volunteer--no one takes salaries, and the headquarters is donated by Crossroads Mall. They also pay the water and electricity. "Hugs" are the cooling neckties that are sewn for the troops to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The Hugs Project has sent over 1 million "hugs" to the Middle East. Many other things are sent in the care boxes--things our troops need. It is a great organization!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 17, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

The Hugs Project is amazing and truly cares about our troops. As a volunteer, I know that no one gets a salary; and thanks to Crossroads Mall who donates our space and utlities, more of the donated money can be used for more items for our troops. Nothing is wasted at The Hugs Project! If you can't physically go work at headquarters, there are many things you can do at home. Just visit www.thehugsproject.com to learn what you can do. Our troops deserve the thanks of a grateful nation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping raise money, soliciting items, and knitting neck pillows--and when we receive thank you notes from our troops, it makes my heart feel good!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to raise more money so that more care packages could be sent to your troops.

February 11, 2012

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1 previous review
March 17, 2010

I heard about The Hugs Project accidently and filled out a form for my nephew who was stationed in Iraq at the time. He received a package and was very excited to share it with his fellow squad. The ... more

February 11, 2012

My husband and I have assisted The Hugs Project for four or five years by supplying needed supplies and when health permits, working at their facility. They touch so many soldiers lives with the work they do and it is staffed entirely by volunteers. We heartily recommend this group as a very worth while organization.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 17, 2010

I heard about The Hugs Project accidently and filled out a form for my nephew who was stationed in Iraq at the time. He received a package and was very excited to share it with his fellow squad. The contents of the package was just what he needed at the time;kool aid powders to put in their thermos was a great addition. The beef jerky,cd's flashlight and more goodies to eat. Thank you so very much The Hugs Project.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The gift of giving is overwhelming satisfacting. It is heartwarming to read the letters from the troops to thank us.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the volunteers shipping off boxes to the troops (100 people) is so heartwarming. Many came to help,even a state congressman. It was a massive job to pack and tape and label 1400 boxes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The volunteers are a great group of people. They have formed a very close group of concerned citizens. If someone is living alone and lonely, this a terrific place to make friends.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

not have to scrample to find funds for shipping. Most of the ingredients in the boxes are donated. It is extremely difficult to find the funds for some items that are too expensive to be donated and to ship more and more boxes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 1, 2011

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November 1, 2011

The message is clear at HUGS PROJECT - they care. All volunteers give of their time and resources to create and send packages to our military, which are lovingly received by our soldiers. Many thanks for a job well done.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Messages received

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of anything.

October 31, 2011

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1 previous review
March 10, 2010

The Hugs Project is a wonderful organization. My Marine son was deployed to Iraq twice and both times received lots of great stuff from them. It really warms a mother's heart knowing someone cares e... more

October 31, 2011

The Hugs Project is a wonderful organization. Not only do they continue to keep deployed members of the military in packages, they do it with lots of love, blood sweat and tears. They are helping remind those deployed there really are people back in the States supporting them and loving them.

My son has been the recipient of packages during both his deployments to Iraq. His buddies also received packages. I know when my son deploys again, he will be on their list and receive a ton of wonderful stuff/

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 10, 2010

The Hugs Project is a wonderful organization. My Marine son was deployed to Iraq twice and both times received lots of great stuff from them. It really warms a mother's heart knowing someone cares enough to try to make their son's time away a little more comfortable. This is done not even knowing my son! How great is that?

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing they were willing to send my son packages while he was deployed.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing how much they care for our deployed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, helpful and always cheerful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

send even more packages to more deployed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 30, 2011

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1 previous review
March 22, 2010

HUGS is the best that I have seen for a nonprofit org doing service for our troops. The greatest thing I personaaly admire is that when one submits a soldiers name they ship a package. The next best i... more

October 30, 2011

The HUGS Project provides a service to our fighting men that can't always be known to those within the program and those that receive the packages. I provide dollars and goods to the project and I know that when a soldier receives a package his/her heart and spirit is raised to a new level.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 22, 2010
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HUGS is the best that I have seen for a nonprofit org doing service for our troops. The greatest thing I personaaly admire is that when one submits a soldiers name they ship a package. The next best is the receivers are so proud to receive not only the goodies but also the personal items. HUGS could not do it a\ny better.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The people that I met were courteous and very business like. They didn't discriminate or question any name submitted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have been associated with The Hugs Project since 2004. All are volunteers and all have extremely unlimited huge hearts. Hundreds of thousands of cool ties (hugs) have been made by many of us and many more are made yearly. Our A.F. daughter was deployed twice and they came through with packages to help her fellow troops that did not receive support from home. When a call goes out for a needed item or to help, hundreds respond and are there to help. I've belonged to several military based organizations and The Hugs Project is by far the best. God Bless our troops, and The Hugs Project.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not all were able to send a thank you, but I didn't do this to get a thank you. I did it to support our military and their families. They support us unconditionally, and it's the least i can do. The best thing I received from helping is knowing I may have brought a smile to someones day.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They only change they need is more help. They are doing everything correctly.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

If they were able to receive more money to send more packages. I still belileve packages to any military base overseas in a war zone should be sent entirely FREE.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've been able to "meet' internet people with big hearts.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like there are very many people in the world that truly do care, but they never make the headlines of the newspapers.

October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

I support The Hugs Project because I support our troops. Hugs people do a great job of boosting their morale. My son's in the military and has received care packages from the group. It has meant a lot to him that someone cared enough to make or gather so many thoughtful items and send as a gift from home.

Several handmade items are adapted to fit the special circumstances of combat troops. For example, board games are made of fabric to be light and easily transported. The cooling neckties make life a little more bearable in the desert, and they have been known to actually save lives.

Just a great organization.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

Love and caring for the American troops must be contagious and Karen and Ray Stark are the most infectious carriers! Their love, concern and dedication to serving those who are serving us in the military is impossible to ignore. The result of working with or donating to the Hugs Project is such a good feeling you just want more of that feeling!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donations for the troops to the Oklahoma City Hugs group.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Buy giant billboards with the Hugs name and a picture of an American soldier. Then I'd place them outside every major US city to encourage participation nationwide on a daily basis.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I found new friends and learned more about what an impact a simple gesture can make.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Needed and focused on something worthwhile.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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