Our Military Support Group offered the opportunity to stuff stockings for our annual Stockings for Soldiers campaign on November 3, 2019. With the help of 52 volunteers who gave more than 85 hours buying items, setting up, and packing, we were able to assemble and fill 277 stockings, which will be sent to men and women who will be deployed over the holidays.
The 22 boxes shipped cost just $1,069.15 to mail.
Thank you for your generosity in bringing in snacks, tissues, jerky, notepads, lip balm, and many more items as well as funding the postage for this expression of love and support for our service members.
Military Support Group Stockings for Soldiers
Collection October 13-27
Packaging November 3
Remember our deployed troops this Christmas. Leave suggested items in marked bins at West entrances. The MSG will send stockings to your military loved one if you provide the name and address before November 3.
Click REGISTER to sign up for a packaging shift on November 3 at 12:00pm.
We also accept cash donations to help pay for shipping costs; drop those in the offering plate or at the church office, designated Military Stockings. For information, contact Debbie Wilson.
Snacks: Nuts, trail mix, snack crackers, energy bars, beef jerky, hard candies, Lifesavers®, mints, sunflower seeds
Drinks: Hot chocolate mix (individual packages), coffee, drink mix singles
Protection from the elements: Chapstick®, Blistex®, hand sanitizer, sunblock, lubricating eye drops (NOT Visine® or “get the red out” generics), hand warmers, baby wipes (small packages)
Ladies: Small bottles of body wash, small shampoo/conditioner, hand lotions, elastic bands to tie back hair (brown/black)
Supplies: Socks, cotton, boot cut (white or black). Odor eaters for boots, finger gloves, stocking caps (wool only)
Toiletries: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, Q-tips® cotton swabs, small packs of Kleenex® or tissues, Foot powder (Gold Bond).
Stationery/Office Supplies: Prepaid military calling cards, pencils, pens, puzzles books, small pads of paper, Post-it Notes®, stamps, magazines (sports, cars, etc.), puzzles, books