Hugs Project seeks items for care packages

A nonprofit project in Oklahoma City that sends care packages to military service members is seeking donations and volunteers, organizers said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm •  Published: December 6, 2012

The Hugs Project, a nonprofit that sends care packages to military service members, is seeking donations and volunteers.

Much needed are nonplastic coffee mugs without gold on them, condiments from fast-food restaurants and beef jerky, as well as other items currently listed on the website.

“When I'm tired, I just remember — they're even more tired. When I'm cold — they're colder. When I'm hungry — their tummies have a constant growl,” Hugs Project Executive Director Karen Stark said.

Presently the operation is open four days a week with expectations to send 5,000 parcels next week. Volunteers are needed to assemble packages at Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard, Suite 1048. Hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The nonprofit group also is collecting money to help defer postage costs.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted year-round.

Contributions can be sent to 7000 Crossroads Blvd., No. 1048, Oklahoma City, OK 73149.

For more information about The Hugs Project, including a list of items needed for care packages, go to


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