Welcome to The Ships Project

Supporting America's Troops - One Stitch at a Time

  The Ships Project was founded in October, 2001, and has continuously sent handmade items to the troops deployed in support of the ongoing War on Terror.  To date, the project has sent over 550,000 of our "Hugs from Home," earning the respect and support of the US Military.  


Pardon our dust as we transition to a new web design over the summer.  In the meantime, the most current info about The Ships Project is located here, and our Yahoo!Groups mailing list is active for all members.

Thanks! ~Emily


Currently Sending:

  • Cool-ties 
    • Finished cool-ties should finish to approximately 4" wide and a miniumum of 45" long.  Ends need to be finished by tucking in and seaming, with no raw edges or threads.
    •  For ground troops:
      • Tan only
      • 100% cotton fabric only
    • For Ships and Medical Units
      • Patriotic prints (no direct representations of the American flag)
      • "fun" masculine prints
      • solid navy blue
      • 100% cotton fabric only
    • Patterns and Resources:




Mailing Dates:

Items should be mailed to The Ships Project
during the first week of each month. 
For information on where to send items,
please join our Yahoo Group.

 May 1-7

June 1-7

July 1-7

Click here to access or join
the Ships Project Mailing List /Info Group

 American Flag animation courtesy of 3DFlags.com

© 2004 - 2015 The Ships Project. All Rights Reserved.

 Emily Clayton, Webmaster.