Stockings for Soldiers

Stockings for soldiers wish list

  • Christmas stockings (20” - 24”)
  • Christmas hats (Santa or Elf)
  • Paper or plastic decorations (no glass)
  • Ground or instant coffee, K-cups, tea
  • Coffee creamer and sugar packets
  • Hot chocolate, hot cider
  • Healthy snacks (power bars, cereal bars, trail mix, granola bars) *
  • Slim Jims, beef or turkey jerkey
  • Sunflower seeds and nuts
  • Individual snacks (crackers, cookies) *
  • Peanut butter and jelly (small plastic jars) *
  • Candy canes
  • 5 hour energy and similar products
  • Small sewing kits
  • Manicure kits
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent *
  • Chapstick with sunscreen, Blistex
  • Aspirin, Tylenol, vitamins, cold meds in small packages
  • Odor eaters for boots, Dr. Scholl’s foot pads, blister pads
  • 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 current releases are appreciated) *
  • * = items most needed or requested by the troops

Drop off deadline is November 9, 2019
at all Blue Ridge Communications offices

Monetary Donations

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.