First don't forget to check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/hugsprojectwky and keep up with everyday information. We update facebook every day.
Secondly, Don't forget to give us the name, address of anyone you know that is deployed to the Middle East. We can't share our love and support if we don't know they are there. Also include what month/year they are due home so we will know when to stop sending packages since we mail them every month.
A BIG thanks to Carma Labs for donating 15,000 tubes of Carmex Lip Balm for us to send to the troops over the last 6 years. What a great company who cares for our troops in a BIG way. Go on their web site and thank them for helping The Hugs Project of W KY to show support to our heroes.
We have helped set up a program at the American Legion in Cape Coral, FL and help them with names. We also have a VFW group in the Cincinatti area that we are working with to get packages out. We are so happy that we can work with others and even more love and support can be given to our heroes.
The 8th annual Patriots Run bike rally was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in helping set up, work and tear down afterwards. We raised over 3,700.00 in one day.
We were a part of the Touchdowns and Tunes concert in September that we hoped would be a huge success but the rain came most of the day and washed out our event for the most part. Instead of making money, the company lost money so we didnt' get a donation from it. We found out too late to get in the BBQ on the River so we were out all together. The bright side is that we did meet some really good people and we were able to show people what we packed in boxes as we got 97 boxes packed for the troops that day.
As of Oct 1st we have started to pack for Christmas 2018. It started out slowly but ended up with a bang. We mailed over 500 packages for Christmas this year. We have much of the January and February boxes ready to go so no one has to travel in bad weather to pack boxes. We just need to make labels and get them on the boxes and send them out. Of course KY weather might be 70 degs orrrrrr it might be snow/ice covered roads. Welcome to KY right? We don't want to take a chance so we pre-pack for those months so we don't miss mailing boxes for those months.
Anyone willing to help raise funds, pre-pack, pack or anything else please contact us. Visit our f/b page at www.facebook.com/hugsprojectwky and keep up with the latest information.
We now have now surpassed 46,000 packages sent to over 12,500 different men/women serving our country. YOU are the key to us being able to continue to serve those who are serving us.
This is important: If we don't know your loved one or someone you care about is deployed, we cannot send them the love and support they deserve. Let them know how much you care by allowing us to be a small part of their support team. Knowing people you don't even know care about you is so important. They share what they get so nothing goes to waste. Let us let them know we care. Contact us by email if you have someone deployed to the middle east so we can show them our love and support. Your hero deserves to know everyone cares.
If you would like to donate in honor of someone send us a check with a note or put that information in the paypal message part and we would love to post it for you. See our Memorial Page to view those who dontated in memory of a loved one.