Stockings for Soldiers 2016 Wish List:
This list is current. Our packages go to all branches of the military and to locations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests we get directly from the troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season we have added the special holiday items to our list. Please note our new address!
Christmas Stockings – 20″ to 24″ in size. Handmade or purchased
Christmas hats – Santa or elf type
Paper or plastic Christmas decorations – no glass ornaments please
Ground or instant Coffee, Kcups, and hot tea. Coffee creamer and sugar packets too! Hot chocolate or hot cider.
*Power Bars, cereal bars, trail mix, granola bars and healthy snacks
Slim Jims, Beef or Turkey Jerky
Sunflower Seeds & Nuts
*Individual snacks like crackers, cookies, cheese/cracker kits
*Peanut Butter & Jelly – small size plastic jars please
Small sewing kits and manicure kits
*Sunscreen and insect repellent,
Chap Stick with sunscreen, Blistex
Aspirin, Tylenol and cold meds in small packages
5 Hour Energy and similar products
Odor Eaters (for boots), Dr. Scholl’s foot pads, blister pads
Hand Sanitizer – small size bottles to carry with them
Mens and Ladies calf high socks or boot socks in black or white.
Hand and foot warmers
Thermal gloves or glove liners
*CDs and DVDs – New or used are fine. Current releases are appreciated
****Money for shipping costs. Please!
* = Items most needed or requested by the troops!
***Monetary donations are needed to help us ship the care packages. This is always our biggest need by far. Shipping costs have increased and it doesn’t matter how much “stuff” we have if we don’t have money to ship it. There are thousands of troops who are counting on us to send them some love and cheer from home!
***Please note: 1) The U.S. Postal Service regulations do not allow anything in aerosol cans to be shipped. 2) Shipping currently takes about 14-21 days to the combat zones. It takes us about a week to get everything sorted and boxed. Please keep this in mind when you are checking expiration dates on food items.
***Drop off deadline is Dec 1st 2016! Items must be delivered or mailed to us at 331 Main St, Second Floor Rear, Shoemakersville, PA 19555. Unfortunately we do not have our own truck to do pickup and delivery.
In Nov & Dec 2015 we shipped 7,620 stockings to troops all over the world.