♥ Hearts & Hugs ♥

Valentines for our troops

 

Donations accepted through Friday, January 24, 2020


Every February, loved ones exchange flowers, candy and cards, but for troops serving overseas who are separated from the ones they love, Valentine's Day can be hard.  Hugs for Soldiers would like to connect hearts at home with hearts overseas by sending "HUGS" through Valentine cards to our deployed service members to let them know how much they are appreciated.

 

Guidelines for Cards

 

♥ Cards may be purchased or handmade.  However, Soldiers feel extra special when they receive handmade, individually created Valentines.  Envelopes are not required.

 

♥ Keep your cards to a size of 8 1/2" x 11" or under for ease in shipping and distribution.

 

♥   Do not use glitter or materials that easily break off during shipment.

 

♥ Military personnel love to communicate with you!   You can include your school, church or organization name, address and/or email contact on each card so recipients can write back.  Cards from children/students must include a first name only.  If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged.  Remember: Our troops are busy!

 

♥ Photos of the sender, sender's family, church, or classroom participants can add a personal touch to your card.

 

♥ Keep your messages positive!  Start with a salutation, such as "Dear Hero" or "Dear Brave One." All cards will be screened.

  

♥ We are accepting individually wrapped Valentine candy or chocolates to send along with the cards.  No Pixy Stix or powder filled drinking straws.  They break apart easily during 2-week shipment.

 

 

Do not put individual Valentines in sealed envelopes.  Bundle cards and send in a single large envelope or box containing all of the Valentines to:

 

HUGS FOR SOLDIERS

P.O. Box 2887

Duluth, GA  30096

 

OR

 

Drop-off, FedEx or UPS:

 

HUGS FOR SOLDIERS

Duluth First United Methodist Church

3208 Duluth Highway 120

Duluth, GA  30096