Hugs Project Incorporated

Rating: 4.98 stars   218 reviews

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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  

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Wonderful group that's very caring and has lots of love for soldiers!

 
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My son and his whole bunch of battle buddies knew someone back home cared because of the wonderful volunteers at The Hugs Project. None of them get paid to do what they do, they just want our troops to be well taken care of and to feel loved. How can it get any better? It can't. Thank you all.

 
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What THP does to help and support our military members and there families is amazing to say the least. They certainly get my vote for a top notch nonprofit.

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

Make sure they all get the recognition they deserve. They are very humble.

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?

2014

 
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This group of patriotic folks work without pay to make sure our military's needs are met. They improve morale regardless of what state or branch the young man or woman is from or with. Kudos to The Hugs Project,

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

 
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The Hugs Project supported both my sons through their many deployments. You can't find a more deserving or worthwhile organization. Thank you from this dad's heart.

 
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Groups like The Hugs Project really make a difference. When I was deployed, we lived for mail call. To get a package from family was great but when you get something from total strangers, it would blow your socks off!!!

Thank you all for caring about a bunch of grunts you will never even meet. We love the great way you make us feel.

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

change nothing except try to find them more donors. They spend every dime in a way that does the most good.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Worked with these folks at Christmas 2010 when they did 4,000 care packages. Will work with them again this year and the goal is 4,500 or more. Good Stuff!!

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?

2010

 
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HUGS is AWESOME!!!! My youngest son was deployed and I signed him and a few of his buddies up to receive Care Packages. When the packages arrived my son says that everyone gathered around their beds to see what they'd received. They'd grab something out of it and place the rest in the common areas to be shared.
One young man had no family to support him and my son said he actually had tears in his eyes as he opened his first package. The young man said that receiving that package let him know that there were people who cared if he were lonely, lost, and scared. He says that his box contained a letter thanking him for his service, praising him for being man enough to make the sacrifices he was making, and sending him prayers. He allowed everyone to read it then, he folded it up and put it in a safe place. To this day, he carried it around in his wallet. It's faded and warn from him rereading it so often but his hands still shake when he shows it to people.
But, HUGS didn't stop there. They didn't just "adopt" my son and his buddies, they adopted me as well. Without their love and support I would never have made it through my sons deployment. Mary and Karen checked up on me all the time, asked about my son and his buddies, and they listened to a mother's fears for her child. Without them, I would have never made it through the longest 12 months of my life with my sanity intact.
I can't thank HUGS enough for supporting my son, his buddies, and myself during that deployment. Your support made the sacrifices those young men and women made easier and less lonely, and helped ease my fears. Please keep up the good work!!! What you do touches the lives and hearts of many. THANK YOU!!!! And God Bless you all.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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This group of people are amazing in how much they serve our men/women in harm's way. So many men/women have smiled simply because of the love and support they have shared.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I was so impressed with this organization that I started a chapter here in western Kentucky. The work that is done by the home group is amazing. A LOT of work and dedication is needed to run a group like this when EVERYONE is a volunteer. Not too hard when someone is getting paid to do the work but much different when it's done 100% with love. There have been MANY of our heroes who have told us the stories of how much it meant to them to get the love and support that goes into every box sent. Even after they come home it sometimes makes a difference. Just knowing someone cares is enough to get you thru a bad day over there. I love our heroes and I love The Hugs Project for doing what they do.

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

 
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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

not a thing,

 
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My nephew deployed for his third tour. The first two years, I was able to send him packages. This time I could not. Thankfully, I met someone who is actively involved in HUGS. I gave her the APO address, and packages have been going to Jason and his troops ever since. I am so thankful. THEY are even more thankful. This organization is a true blessing.

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

the emails from my nephew. Morale is critical to the health and safety of our troops. He cannot praise this group enough for the change in his soldiers when the packages arrive. I know one volunteer personally. I see her sitting in sunday school working on projects for our troops. Even with her mom in surgery, the waiting room included her supplies. Her example is awesome!

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

get the word out to even more people.

 
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Our daughter is in Afghanistan and their Unit has been put in a camp with the Nato soldiers away from the other Americans. She and the other members of the Unit have received boxes of goods from your organization. The receipt was completely unexpected, a wonderful suprise and spirit lifting for them all. The smallest package or card received by a soldier helps them make it though the day and lets them know they are not forgotten. Please keep up the good deed. Our soldiers look forward to it and depend on it.

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

receipt of goods to soldiers

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

none

 
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I met Karen at the Miami Airport in Dec. and was blown away at her dedication and support she gives to our troops!!!This project (and Karen) are a blessing to the troops and to all of us who are being helped by our troops putting their lives on the line for our Freedom!!! God Bless Karen and the Hugs Project!!!!

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

Not yet, but would love to

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

find a way to get the word out to more people

 
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