HUGS PROJECT INCORPORATED
March 22, 2010
My wife & I first learned about The Hugs Project in December of 2008 just before Christmas. We decided to see what it was about and started helping out in the "arcade" packing boxes and making chocolate-covered pretzels to send to the troops. We also spent an early morning at Will Rogers Airport seeing off young soldiers who were going home for Christmas from Ft. Sill.
We attended a "members meeting" shortly after that and somehow ended up on the board. Through that we have learned more about "Hugs" and have become more involved. I volunteer weekly (unless out of town) and enjoy it immensely. It is "the least" I can do for those young men and women in harms way protecting my family and our country. God bless them all.
Also, I have the pleasure of working along side some of the nicest, most giving people you could ever meet. I can lay my head down at night knowing that I have done something worthwhile and realizing that because of our troops I have a place to "lay my head" at night.
Most people are busy these days just trying to get through life. If you find yourself with a little extra money in your pocket, then "Hugs" is a good place to put it, or if you have extra time then "Hugs" is a good place to spend it. You won't regret it.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
knowing that what we do improves the lives of our troops in harms way, even if for a short while, and lets them know that they are supported by most Americans and what they do is admired and appreciated. God bless them.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get more people to volunteer.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Knowing that I am making a difference and meeting some really wonderful, selfless people.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Great people, willing to do whatever is needed to help with the project.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
send thousands of more "care packages" overseas and come up with new ways to help our men and women in harms way.
Ways to make it better...
I really can't think of a way to improve my experience...every facet of The Hugs Project is well thought out and time is well spent.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Funding through the bad economic condition of the country.
One thing I'd also say is that...
..if you have extra time and $$$ then "Hugs" can sure use you.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & pack boxes, sort through donations, take out trash, put stuff in storage, climb ladder, make sequence games, fill coffee filters, fill "Hugs" with crystals, hauled girl scout-donated cookies, picked up donated items from Walgreens & other locations, other.