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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Citizen Participation, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans, Women, Womens Service Clubs

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”.

Programs: Prepare care packages for shipment to war zones for active militarypersonnel. Each care package contains food, personal hygiene items,and hand-sewn items.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

david17

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have Volunteered a few hours here & there to help the HUGS Project, but its been awhile since I've been able to make time to assist these awesome people who pour their lives into providing real essentials wih a healthy dose of home (the great USA) and love into boxes shipped across the miles to our men and women serving and sacrificing their very lives for our freedom. That's why I've marked my role as a general member of the public; I don't feel like I deserve to be in the same category as those who volunteer on a regular basis week after week, day after day to provide this remarkable service that they provide.

It's an honor for me to say that I've even been a part of this great organization & to have known Ray & Karen Stark. They definitely deserve this $5000 award and will put it to good use paying for shipping these donations to the wonderful men and women of our US armed services.

Review from Guidestar

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With so many of our armed forces in harms way, it is so good to know that with the HUGS project, they are not forgotten. HUGS truly cares about our military and their need to be taken care of by the rest of us.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I visited the website to submit my sons name for a care package and I also visited the location in Crossroads Mall. I found a multitude of items being boxed for shipment. I was in awe of the community outpouring for this project. When it's that one soldier or airman, sailor or marine who doesn't have much family and no one really writes, receives a package. What a big surprise, someone cares, someone knows I am here and appreciates what I am doing for "Our Country". It's not what is in the package so much as the "HUG" it gives that service member.
Thank You HUGS Project INC.

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hugs Project is a great way to show Servicemembers that their service is appreciated. My thanks for Hugs Project for all their support to our Servicemembers serving in today's global contingency operations!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel The Hugs Project is a great charity. Not only do my parents devote numerous hours cutting the material for the hugs and spending time at the center volunteering, my daughters are also very involved. The ask, beg, plead to go out there to help. It is very rewarding as a parent to have children who want to spend time on spring break, christmas break or during the summer help a worth while project. My youngest has even invited a friend to go with here and see what it is like. Both of my girls were given a monetary gift about 6 months ago. Both of them came to me asking if they could give a portion of it to HUGS.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the work this group has done and is continuing to do for our military. As the mom of a soldier who has been deployed for almost a year, receiving care packages are a welcomed and treasured event. They are a connection from home and something that everyone looks forward to. Thank you to all who have had their loving hands involved in taking care of these courageous young men and women.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Hugs Project is a consistent and wonderful project that supports our troops. The people that work with the project are to be commended for their big hearts and hard work.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Hugs Group is a wonderful organization. I wish I could do more monetarily to help them out for all that they do. My son is deployed to Afghanistan at this time and I know how important it is when these men receive packages and items to help make it more comfortable for them. I am hoping when I finish school and am in a better financial situation to be able to make a contribution for them. Thank you Hugs for all your do for our Men and Women!