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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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

October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
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It is with great pleasure that write this here. A little background first. In my own experience, I have been in both Iraq and Afghanistan (twice each), and while in Afghanistan I had the privilege to be involved in not one but two missions with my own son. I have had two nephews who have served in Iraq as well. What I am getting at is this, I know what our "kids" are going through, been there done that with them. And back in April I had the opportunity to meet and get to know some great members of this group, Karen and Ray, and to find out first hand the great job they and all the HUGS members do, all without pay, to help our troops in harms way. And most times paying for the items they make with their own funds. They do not just care, they really care, very deeply. If you have been seeking a group to join or donate to, my money is on the Hugs Project.

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

my dealings with them and the many conversations I have had.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find ways to help fund them more. To make sure they had all they need to continue.

October 30, 2011

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October 30, 2011

So nice to know that when your son is far from home someone wants to send him a hug.

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

Received some of these hugs to include in my packages to the troops.

Ways to make it better...

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

not a thing,

October 27, 2011
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October 27, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

I started helping The Hugs project a few years ago. I joined after our grandson left for Iraq. There were many other groups that I am involved in but The Hugs Project is one that I enjoyed the best. I don't do as much now, too old lol but they are still the best.

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

My grandson did in Iraq.

Ways to make it better...

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

It's perfect the way it is.

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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

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I was doing something to help our military. That is so important to me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 26, 2011
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October 26, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

Being down range you don't get the luxuries that we take for granted here in America every day.
You don't have 24 hour access to stores or even showers for that matter, so something like a box of some baby wipes goes a long way to someone who is sleeping in a hole in the ground...literally!

We have guys that risk their lives doing convoys just to get care packages to others who are in harsher terrain! Those who receive these packages are always in great spirits!! When you're talking about being in a war zone and having all of the same problems you still have on the home front like bills, deaths in the family, divorce, stress in general that makes you just want to quit...that little piece of Heaven that's a HUGS Care Package is all someone needs to keep going! Keep it up HUGS! You're loved by more than you know!

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

HUGS is and always will be close to my heart! I received a care package down range a couple of times from HUGS. The feeling is one that is hard to describe. Knowing someone you have never met has spent so much time on something for you and given so many details to their work is priceless!

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

There is no other Project that I would recommend getting involved in more! HUGS has my full support and the volunteers are amazing people who work just as hard and at times even harder than we do down range! God bless you Karen and Ray! If it weren't for you, the moral would certainly lower down range than it is now! I wouldn't change a thing! In fact, everyone should visit the store at Crossroads mall and look what these amazing people have done!

October 25, 2011
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October 25, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have worked with the Hugs project for about 7an half years I have done sewing and helped where ever needed All people who work there donate their time and materials. I enjoydonating my time to this worth while project giving care packages to our soldiers in harms way sending a little home to them. It makes me proud when we get a letter from a soldiers thanking us for the item we send .
Huggs, sox , drink mixes. home made cookies
When my nephew was over seas he told me when receiving the huggs box was a bright momentof that day and he had lots of help to open his box

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

When my nehpew received his box he was so excided the items sent were needed

Ways to make it better...

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

nothing it is ran great good orgnization and lots of volunteers Always room for 1 more

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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?

2011

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

nothing

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

yes it made me realize just doing something for the soldiers makes their day a little easier

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

made me feel good about my self and my time is well spent

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