Packing Care Packages for troops

Hundreds of care packages are being prepared in Paducah for the holidays, but an organization could use your help to get them to troops overseas.

It’s the eighth year for the Hugs Project – an effort to send the essentials and some goodies to troops. The group sends around 3,000 packages a year, most of them during the holiday season.

The Hugs Project Director Gayron Ferguson said the packages help support troops that may never get a letter or gifts from home

“We know we are making a difference, we know we are making a positive impact in bringing a little bit of happiness and joy to the guys that are over there,” Ferguson.

The group’s covered the cost of items in each package, but still need money to mail them. Ferguson said it will take more than $10,000 to mail the packages. The Hugs Project relies on donations to cover these costs.

The Hugs Project will be taking donations on Black Friday and Saturday at the Paducah mall. They’ll be inside Kentucky Oaks Mall in front of the Dicks Sporting Goods from 9 to 5 both days.

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