Friday, October 25 2013 @ 07:15 PM MST
Contributed by: Keystone
Keystone Soldiers is geared up and ready for our 11th annual Stockings for Soldiers campaign.
This will be our 11th Christmas season sending holiday cheer from home to those serving our country all over the world. Our biggest need this year is postage for shipping. Each stocking costs almost $5.00 to ship. Please help us make sure that none of our troops goes without a holiday smile from home this year. The economic situation has hit us hard the last few years. I know that times are tough and that when you are struggling to put gas in your car and food on the table that one of the items that is not on your mind is giving money away. All I can ask is if you can help us with $5.00 or a package of snacks or socks or other items from the list to put in the stockings you do so. We truly appreciate any help at all and no donation is too big or too small.
If you have a church group or scout troop or even a sewing club that could help us out with some 16" to 24" stockings it would be a huge blessing. They can be home-made, sewn from felt or purchased. We have had to buy some extras the last couple years and the Dollar Tree stores usually have a great selection for only $1 each. We currently have a couple thousand in stock waiting for the goodies and to be packed and on their way. Over 5,000 troops have already signed up to receive some love from home. We appreciate all of you who have remembered that we have to start early to make sure the stockings get there in plenty of time. Shipping deadline this year is Dec 5th.
We will be posting more details on Stockings for Soldiers as we get closer to our shipping deadline. Monday Nov 25th will be the delivery of our donations from Blue Ridge Communications offices so we will need help Tuesday 11/26 from 10am to 3pm to get everything sorted and ready to stuff in the stockings. This collection is usually over 2.5 tons so any extra hands are appreciated! We hope to see lots of our old friends during the holiday season!
Thanks for your continued support for Keystone Soldiers and for our troops!