Welcome to The HUGS Project

Special thank you to JJ Brown Music for “Say a Little Prayer.”

All proceeds from “Say a Little Prayer” go to The Hugs Project to support troops in harm's way.


The Hugs Project was started in June 2004 by Ray and Karen Stark in Edmond, OK as a labor of love. They wanted to make sure every American service member knew they are loved and

appreciated by those who remain at home enjoying the freedom they provide.

Our most pressing need are items for Marines and National Guard members who have been sent to Afghanistan (where the worst of the fighting is taking place). They are stationed deep in enemy territory where we haven’t been before. The only water and supplies they have is what they can carry in on their backs.

When they finally get a break and can receive mail from home, we want them to find care packages overflowing with snacks, hygiene items, DVD’s and CD’s, Oreos, socks and other much needed items. Most of all, we want them to experience the love we’ll be tucking inside, along with cooling ties and other items.

Packing these boxes with items, and sending them out costs a lot of money. Whether you can help by sending us items to pack, or with monetary donations, any amount of help is appreciated. For a list of some items that we use in care packages, visit our Care Package Items page, or visit our Donation page to donate to our cause. Anything that is donated goes directly to supplies and care package items.

You can learn more about how you can become involved by sending an email via our Contact page. We are happy to help you get started supporting some of America's finest young men and women.

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