Care Packages

Hugs for Soldiers sends care packages year round filled with snacks, personal care, hand-made items, cards and letters of appreciation to service members deployed overseas.  Our mission is to lift the spirits of our Active Duty and Veteran communities.  All donated items must have a shelf life/expiration date of at least 6 months from the date of our receipt.


Wish List Items

No aerosol or items under pressure

No pork or pork by-products.

Pack liquids in Ziploc bags in case of leakage.

Keep all food items in original manufacturer's packaging.

Homemade food items cannot be accepted.

DO NOT pack food with personal care items.  Food will absorb perfumed items especially bar soap.


Personal Care Items:


  • ​​Eye Drops

  • Chapstick

  • Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)

  • Deodorant - Men and Women

  • Toothpaste (travel size); toothbrush, dental floss

  • Mouthwash (travel size)

  • Body Wash

  • Hand Sanitizer (travel size)

  • Lotion (travel size)

  • Razors, shaving cream (in tubes) no aerosol

  • Travel size tissues

  • Baby Wipes

  • Q-Tips

  • Tums or Rolaids

  • Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Meds

  • Gel Insoles

  • Feminine Products

  • Hand & Foot Warmers during winter months




Food Items:  

  • Individually wrapped snacks such as nuts, trail mix, peanut butter/cheese crackers

  • Hard Candy

  • Chewing Gum

  • Individual servings of powdered drinks for water bottles such as Lemonade, Gatorade

  • Beef Jerky, Slim Jims (no pork allowed)

  • Nutri-grain, granola or cereal bars

  • Tuna in water-packed pouches (variety of flavors

  • K-Cups

  • Chocolate between the months of October and March only





  • Use a durable, heavy-duty box and pack with appropriate weight for that box; not to exceed 30 lbs. per box.

  • The ideal carton size is 24" x 24" x 20" or smaller.

  • For smaller packages, the Post Office has free flat-rate priority boxes.  A large box is 12" x 12" x 5 1/2" 

  • Please use the most economical method from your location based on weight and size of package.

  • To protect your item donations in the event of box damage during transit, we suggest you enclose the contents in ziplock or other sealable plastic bags.


Mail to:


Hugs for Soldiers

P. O. Box 2887

Duluth, GA 30096


Drop-off Location and address to use for shipping through Fedex and UPS


Hugs for Soldiers

Duluth First United Methodist Church

3208 Duluth Hwy. 120

Duluth, GA 30096