Christmas for a Soldier
20th Year of Supporting Our Troops!
Care Package Items:
SNACKS: (Please, no expired food)
Hot chocolate, apple cider, teas, ground coffee, single-serving drink mix packets
Holiday candy (small unopened bags) - chocolate is acceptable (October - February only)
Granola bars, protein/energy bars, cereal bars
Slim Jim snack-sized sticks or beef jerky
Trail mix, dried fruit, fruit snacks
Ziploc bags for packing food items
Holiday decorations - lightweight and unbreakable
Socks, winter caps/hats
Holiday-themed lip balm
Puzzle books (crosswords, Sudoku, Word Finder)
CHRISTMAS CARDS: handmade or retail cards signed by you with a note of thanks. PLEASE NO GLITTER! It does not travel well over 10-14 days. Do not attach items to cards that will fall off during shipment.
SHIPPING TIPS TO US:
Use a durable box and size according to the number of donations you are sending. Do not use a large box and only fill it halfway. The items will get damaged and the box arrives to us crushed on top. Make sure your items are secure and packed well.
To protect your items 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, 3208 Duluth Hwy. 120, Duluth, GA 30096 or go to Duluth First United Methodist Church Online Giving - click on Miscellaneous Gift and specify "Support Our Troops/Hugs for Soldiers."
Mailing Address for packages:
HUGS FOR SOLDIERS
Duluth First United Methodist Church
3208 Duluth Hwy. 120
Duluth, GA 30096
As we gather together with our families to celebrate Christmas this year, there will be many families missing loves ones who are serving our country overseas. It is important for us to remember as we celebrate Christmas in the safety and comfort of our homes, the contributions and sacrifices our military are making on our behalf. Many Troops do not have the family support to send them holiday greetings! Let's come together and send some holiday cheer.
Donations must reach us by November 22, 2023