Hugs Project still seeking donations, postage for military care packages

Posted on: 4:27 pm, December 10, 2013, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Volunteers are preparing to send a bit of holiday cheer to members of the military later this week

The Hugs Project is sending packages filled with items that will give soldiers a taste of home for the holidays.

The project was created in 2004 and originally consisted of volunteers sending cooling neck ties to soldiers who were dealing with the extreme heat conditions.hugs project

It has since expanded to include an assortment of items to serve as a reminder of how much they are missed from those at home.

Karen Stark, executive director of the Hugs Project, said, “Every one of our deployed military members should feel the love of this joyous season.”

The organization was based in Crossroads Malls but has moved to the Chesapeake Community Plaza, located at 720 W. Wilshire, Suite 105.

Organizers say volunteers are currently packing thousands of parcels.

On Tuesday, 1,330 packages were loaded onto a truck to be sent to the U.S. Post Office.

However, there are still hundreds of parcels that are being assembled.

Officials with the project say they hope to assemble 3,000 packages by Thursday.

However, postage is not completely funded at this time.

For more information, visit the Hugs Project’s website.