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Review for Hugs Project Incorporated, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became acquainted with HUGS about 4 years ago. My aunt (89 at the time) and I purchased materials and made the Cool Tie (neck Hugs) for the troops. We found about about The HUGS Project and started working with them. My husband is also involved. We have helped at Christmas time packing the boxes. We spread the word via the internet and through friends and with our church. HUGS is very well run. A very small percentage of the funds raised is spent on anything other than postage or items for the troops. Volunteers meet 3 times a week and go quietly about their tasks of making cool ties and other items. Everyone is so friendly. Kids from the age of 5 and adults to the age of 85 or so meet and work together doing any job that is needed that day. I feel as though I am contributing greatly to help boost the morale of the troops and their families. People give of themselves whether it is time, money, or articles or just saying prayers. It is a great way to volunteer and the founders, Karen and Ray, are so dedicated to the project and to our troops. The enthusiasm is contagious. My granddaughters (13 and 11) want to go to HUGS to work all of the time. I see that they go as often as possible as I believe that they need to know why people are sacrificing for their freedoms.

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

reading the thank you letters from the troops and experiencing the great feeling you get when you volunteer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way our granddaughters look forward to going to HUGS to work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all so enthusiastic and so willing to gived of their time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much to help our troops.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Sewed Hugs, collected funds, took grandchildren to work there, gathered items for boxes, sent e-mails,.

Oh my goodness, don't let Dorothy and Hazel hear you say 85 or so. They both come to volunteer each and every Wed. and they are in their 90's!!! You make a great point is never too young or too old to appreciate and value FREEDOM!! Thanks for your review. Karen