Christmas for a Soldier

Care Package Items:




  • Individual packets of hot chocolate or apple cider

  • Single serving cookie packages

  • Holiday candy (small unopened bags) chocolate is acceptable

  • Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds

  • Slim Jims or Beef Jerky




  • HotHands:  Hand and Toe Warmers (it gets really cold in Afghanistan and Iraq)

  • Gallon size Ziplock bags used for packing food items

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

  • Caps (warm winter)

  • Gloves (preferably black; winter, one size fits all)

  • Holiday themed items

  • Puzzle books (Crosswords, Sudoku, Word Find)



  • Use a durable, heavy-duty box and pack with appropriate weight for that box; not to exceed 50 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 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.

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 Saturday, November 28, 2020!


Supporting our Troops since 2003

Donations to Hugs for Soldiers:  Please include your name, address, email address, and phone number in case we need to get in touch with you about the shipment.  Also, be sure your name and address appear legibly on the outside of the box.

Hugs for Soldiers

P.O. Box 2887

Duluth, GA  30096



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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.  Donate items from our Wish List to fill the care packages. 


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