The elves are in need of Christmas cards to put in the stockings. If you have a half empty box of cards laying around, please donate them. If you are missing the envelopes, sign those cards and we will add them to the letter bags we include with each stocking (we don’t use the envelope in those).
We also include new blank cards with envelopes so that the troops can mail those back home to their loved ones during the holidays.
Our head elf (otherwise known as Nancy Baier) has informed us that the stocking workshop is set up and ready to go for 2012. This is the one time per year that we allow groups to come in and help fill stockings for the troops. This coming Saturday, Sept 22nd, there is not a group scheduled, so Nancy has asked that any member wishing to help fill stockings, please email Nancy and offer your help. She will then send directions to the Stocking Workshop. It’s a lot of fun to work on this project knowing that you will be responsible for the smiles on the faces of our troops that must be away from their loved ones this holiday season.
And if you’d like to put on your elf hat this week, you can volunteer at the workshop on Thursday from 10-1 or Saturday from 9-1. If you’ve been there before, you know the way. If you haven’t, please email Nancy for directions.
The Santa’s Workshop stocking team could use some help from our membership. We’ve presently packed 2,100+ stockings for this years drive and are in need of supplies in order to complete the remaining 1,900+.
If you could help us out, we’d gladly accept any and all donations from the Bakers’ Dozen list below. Please bring donations to Santa’s Workshop this Saturday if possible. Or bring them with you Oct 25th or 27th when you come to volunteer.
Know of a Group; neighbors, relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends, Boy Scout Troops / Packs, Girl Scout or Brownie Units, Church groups, office groups, Schools, sports teams, bowling teams, motorcycle clubs, service clubs, exercise clubs, etc please feel free to involve them in a quick mini drive as items are needed.
The first of our stockings went out the door last Saturday(October 27, 2012). The troops enjoy getting them early, they hang them to decorate their areas. Some will rip right into the treats, others save them for Christmas eve or Christmas morning. However they choose, they know that OSOT America is thinking of them this holiday season.