HUGS PROJECT INCORPORATED
March 10, 2010
The only thing better than receiving a letter from home is receiving a package from home. The unfortunate reality is that many of our service members are forgotten or don't have a close circle of friends or family who regularly support them, especially while deployed. And even those troops who have support need to see and feel the gratitude of a grateful nation.
The HUGS Project makes sure that our troops are not forgotten, that they understand they serve a nation that deeply appreciates their sacrifices. The packages sent by The HUGS Project to our deployed service members are done so well. The boxes are heartfelt and made with so much love and consideration. Not only are the boxes from the heart, but so many of the contents are useful in the field. From letters of thanks from grateful school children to foot powder and their famous COOL TIES, these packages make a difference to the individual troop and the morale of the unit he or she is serving.
My personal experience with HUGS has been ongoing for nearly four months now. This past Christmas I served alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers as nearly 4,000 troops received a HUG from home! It was an amazing experience I look forward to being a part of as long as our military is protecting our freedoms.
What's more is that nearly every penny of every dollar in donations goes directly to the contents of the packages or to postage getting the boxes there.
I highly commend the leadership of The HUGS Project for their tireless service and dedication to our miliary. From a former active duty Marine, I extend my highest commendation to the organization and the many incredible people that make up the volunteer force. You have a reputation for being faithful. So I salute you with a full-voiced "Semper Fi."
Thank you for all that you do to support our troops around the world.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
witnessing the thousands of packages sent to our troops each year by hundreds of selfless volunteers and leaders.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
update the website to reflect the quality of the mission and the people accomplishing it.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the genuine love and appreciation they have for our military and our nation. It inspires me to be a part of the volunteer force.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
passionate, friendly, focused, dedicated, persistent, tireless, driven, kind, considerate, encouraging and loving.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
make sure every troop serving in harm's way is recognized on a regular basis by a grateful nation.
Ways to make it better...
I had been involved a bit longer and known more of the volunteers.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
technological, logistical and financial. It seems there is always more need than ability to meet the needs.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Assist with mailing packages to the troops.