Christmas for a Soldier


Care Package Items:


SNACKS:  (Please, no expired food)


  • Individual packets of hot chocolate, apple cider, teas, ground coffee 

  • Cookies (individual servings)

  • Holiday candy (small unopened bags) - chocolate is acceptable (October - February only)

  • Granola bars, protein/energy bars, cereal bars

  • Slim Jims/Beef Jerky

  • Trail mix, dried fruit, fruit snacks

  • Peanuts, mixed nuts

  • Gum




  • Gallon size Ziplock bags used for packing food items

  • A new pair of socks (white/black athletic)

  • Holiday decorations - lightweight and unbreakable

  • Puzzle books (Crosswords, Sudoku, Word Find)



  • Use a durable, heavy-duty box.

  • 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 Ziploc  bags.


Monetary donations are appreciated to help purchase items not received and to help with shipping costs.  Checks are made payable to Hugs for Soldiers, DFUMC and mailed to Hugs for Soldiers, P.O. Box 2887, Duluth, GA  30096.   Click here to learn how to Give Online.

Mailing Address:


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






Care packages are a welcome treat for deployed service members, especially when they are away from home during the holidays .  You can help send a care package to the troops deployed overseas that have signed up with us for care packages.


Donations must reach us by Friday, November 19, 2021!