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HUGS PROJECT INCORPORATED
February 11, 2011

The Hugs Project is an awesome group of really friendly, wonderful people - all working together for a common goal - to let our fine young people serving in Afghanistan and Iraq know how much we support and appreciate all that they do - (the fact that we have so much fun and laughter why doing so shouldn't count, but it does!) It is amazing to me to watch, when I volunteer each week, everyone pitch in, figure out as an all volunteer what/how needs doing and "get 'er done." Awesome!

The Great!

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

by reading the thank you letters and emails that come from the men and women serving over there. They are so grateful for the smallest of things - wish we could "Hug" them all.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to attract a volunteer who was proficient in fund raising. We are 100% volunteer - even our founder/leader takes no salary and local businesses are very generous with food stuffs but we are in constant need of funds to pay for the shipping of the packages. (before volunteering, I thought packages to war zones were shipped free - boy was I wrong!)

More feedback

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?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

more chocolate :)

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

have made so many new friends - I tend to be a "loner" so this was a big step.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

good - really, really good.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I ironed cooling ties after they were sewn and turned - stuffed neck pillows - packed boxes.

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