Many of our troops serving in dangerous locations will be spending Christmas away from their families and friends. Operation Support Our Troops, America likes to help make their holidays a little brighter by sending each name on our list a box full of stockings. They have some to share, and are lovingly reminded that America has not forgotten them.
There are numerous ways that you can help us reach our goal of sending 3,000 filled stockings to our troops again this year.
For those who like to sew, we have a stocking pattern available. We ask that you only use the pattern we designed as it fits inside our mailing box.
Organize a collection drive at work, school, church, club, neighborhood, etc. Please see our “wish list” below. Although most of us aren’t thinking about Christmas in September, this is when we begin filling our stockings in order to get them to the troops by December. Please contact email@example.com to schedule a drop off.
We love to have groups come in to help fill stockings. It is a lot of fun working on this project knowing that you will be responsible for the smiles on the faces of our troops. All volunteers that wish to participate must be at least 12 yrs. old.
Along with every stocking we send is a letter bag filled with signed Christmas cards, blank Christmas cards for the troops to send back home to loved ones, and letters of holiday cheer and appreciation. This is a great activity for those that are unable to get to the warehouse as they can be mailed. Pictures and cards made by children are especially popular with the troops.
Please email Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org further information. (2014 is full at this time, please consider us for next year)
- Hand Warmers
- Hot Chocolate
- New DVD’s and CD’s
- ITune Cards
- Individually wrapped Slim Jims and Beef Jerky
- Individually wrapped Twizzlers
- Small bags of Trail Mix and Nuts
- Individual packs of Cookies, Rice Krispie Bars and Granola Bars
- Fruit Snacks or Roll-ups
- Small puzzle books
- AA & AAA batteries
- Starlight mints and Candy Canes
- Unbreakable ornaments
- Cards and Letters to the troops
Click Here to download Stockings Flyer
UPDATE: We only have about 500 more to assemble! Thank you to all the groups that came in to help and those who sponsored collections for us. OSOT-America members will start packing the filled stockings November 1 then they are off to those in harms way. Please keep in mind if you think you missed out we ship year round and our troops appropriate the boxes we ship on non-holiday times. Please check our top ten list to see what we are in need of most.