Hugs Project Incorporated

Rating: 4.98 stars   218 reviews

Address:

720 W. Wilshire, Suite 105 Oklahoma City OK 73116 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to give a “hug” (handmade item of warmth or cooling depending on season) to every American serving in the Middle East. We want every deployed troop to know we support their mission to protect our freedoms & to provide freedom to the people of the Middle East. This is our way of saying “Thank you, we appreciate you for serving our country”.

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405-651-8359
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Hugs project is an awesome prgram. It provides a valuable service to members of the military in harms way. I enjoy being a part of this organization as a volunteer and feel I could never do as much as they have done.

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

The ffeeling I get knowing a service member will be comforted while a away from thier loved ones.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I had been a member of the HUGS PROJECT since 2004 after reading an article in our local paper. My husband is a Viet Nam vet and I wanted a way to help our young men and women in the military. Even though I have never met the "hugs" members in person, I feel like I've known them forever. We are all supportive of each other in various endeavors. It's the best group on the Internet with the biggest heart for our troops.

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

the unselfish love they have for our men and women in uniform.

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

continue to do great things for our troops it a GRAND way

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I joined this group and many others to support my Soldier. Evan is just back from Afghanistan. The wonderful folks at the Hugs Project sent him several care packages during his year of deployment. They also inspired me to work with a group of friends to make Hugs and send them to Evan's unit to help keep them cool over there!

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

The joy of my Soldier Son when he called to tell me that my friends in Oklahoma had sent him several packages!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I had been a member of other groups helping our troops, but stayed the longest the HUGS PROJECT since 2006. The people in this group have the biggest hearts for our troops and all is given in a great grass roots effort. Ideas fly from one end of the country to the other to help everyone with any ongoing project. We support each others sons, daughters, wives, husbands and complete strangers. The energy these people generate is fantastic. Groups of various sizes connected with the HUGS PROJECT are all over the country of varying degrees of members, all with the same effort of helping and letting our troops know we are here for them. The largest pitfall is obtaining money for postage, whether with the group or individually. The thank you notes we receive usually brings a lump to the throat, and many tears. Tears of joy knowing we will never forget our troops. I remember the returning Viet Nam troops, and I will never let that happen again. Our troops have our backs. The least we can do is give them a 'hug' and let them know we are here for them.

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

In the thousands of packages we have all sent, the thousands of cool ties we have all made.

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

.....try to recruit more people to help.

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

Meeting very nice people willing to give their all to help our troops.

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

Professional, full of enegery and willing to go above and beyond

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

...make every soldier smile with a special care package.

Ways to make it better...

...we all had more money for postage expenses.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

again, more money for postage for care packages, money for phone cards, anything to make our troops more comfortable

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm very proud to say I'm a member of this group.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I joined The Hugs Project in 2006 and am now president of the Elkhart, IN chapter. I've organized our groups here, made hugs, knit wool items for winter, bought care package items, helped with fund raisers and anything else I can to grow THP in our area. It is a wonderful organization and I've been blessed to be part of it.

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

the letters of thanks we have received from troop members to whom we've shipped boxes. There is no more rewarding feeling.

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

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

that I've finally found a way to help our troops. Like so many others, I wondered for a long time what I could do to make a difference in the war effort. This was my answer and it has been a most rewarding experience.

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

wonderful, caring, giving people with a heart for our troops. They will do anything to benefit our troops and let them know they aren't forgotten.

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

ship way more care packages to our troops.

Ways to make it better...

I don't know how it could be any better unless it would be having someone come to us and offer to pay all our postage.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the constant need for fund raisers to come up with postage money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I first heard of The Hugs Project in 2007 through our state extension organization, Oklahoma Home and Community Education. One of OHCE's goals was military support, and The Hugs Project serves as a channel, focusing those efforts. We received patterns and training from them and made the cooling ties ("HUGs"), learned how to pack care boxes for shipping, and enjoy the reward of knowing that what we do really makes a difference to the troops. The care packages not only boost morale and provide personal touches from home, they also supply much-appreciated items otherwise unavailable in rugged field conditions. I know The Hugs Project will be there to assist when my sons deploy, and they will know that someone besides direct family members appreciates the sacrifices they make.

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

my office, when I mentioned working with The Hugs Project, and a veteran nearby told me that the cooling ties really helped when he was deployed, and how grateful he was to THP.

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

knowing I'm helping making a difference in someone's life, working alongside others who believe in supporting our troops.

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

cheerful, energetic, positive, and welcoming.

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

secure a more permanent location, rather than depending upon donated space, and send even more cooling ties and care packages.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I have belonged to this organization since at least 2005. I have never seen an instance where the members of this group are doing things for them selves. This group is all about helping our troops overseas, especially the ones in harms way. In fact sometimes imaginations work over time and we have too many ideas for helping our troops. The fact remains that the goal of the Hugs Project remains firm- " a Hug to those serving our country.

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

helping send care packages to our troops.

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

concentrate on fewer items, but then perhaps not, because all our volunteers need to feel they are needed and that their ideas are important

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

The feeling of caring and sharing experienced even through the internet.

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

fabulous. The people at the Longmont, CO "Hugs" are wonderful.

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

flood our troops with Hugs and caring.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to devote to this project.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding to fill and send the care packages and coordinating ideas and suggestions nation wide.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I could not imagine knowing a more caring and self less group of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I helped to make Hugs for this organization to send to the troops that they love so much. My son was stationed in Iraq and was a recipient of their care packages. Their patriotism and love of our troops puts them at the top of the list of organizations to support in any way possible. Keep up the good work Hugs Project Inc

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

the love and care that goes into all the work that they do to support our troops.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

When my husband deployed, my children and I wanted to do more for the service men and women who were away from their own families. I truly enjoyed the experience of donating materials, packing care packages and decorating the outside of those boxes that would brighten someone's day in the midst of what had to be a trying time for them. My small children really found the experience to be therapeutic when they felt helpless in that situation.

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

as a former female soldier that had issues finding certain items while deployed, this organization truly sends items that are desparately needed over there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

For the past two Christmas seasons I have had the priviledge helping the HUGS PROJECT with their Christmas packages. The volunteers at HUGS are a great team. They really care about the men and women over fighting overseas. They prove that with every box they pack. When we pack boxs make some of the goodies or one of the games. We are putting a little bit of us in each of those boxs. So our men and women in the service know that we care about them.

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

The difference I have helped make in the lives of our men and women in the armed services. Along with the many friends I have made while working with HUGS.

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

I have met the founder Karen and her husband Ray. I have met just about all of those who work at the Hugs Project.

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

Reach more of our service men and women overseas. Most of all they wouldn't have to worry about the Postage Bill at Christmas time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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