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Stockings for Soldiers – Another Successful Year

Blue Ridge
December 1, 2021

Blue Ridge Thanks All Who Donated

Your outpouring of caring support means so much to our military personnel around the world who cannot be home this Christmas. Our 12th annual fundraising campaign to support Keystone Military Families Stockings For Soldiers initiative was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of the many individuals, churches, civic organizations, schools, businesses, and volunteers in our community. Your contributions led to a year in which we:

  • Raised over $28,000 in monetary donations (slated to defray the costs of purchasing, shipping, and distributing gift-filled stockings).
  • Collected 8,000 pounds of stocking stuffer donations (including food, hygiene, and other requested items).
  • Received over 32,000 personalized messages (including close to 12,000 crocheted/knitted prayer squares, over 16,000 cards, and over 4,000 colored stockings).
  • Distributed over 3,500 handmade ornaments (including beautifully sewn stockings).
collage of donations for stockings for soldiers

Our Heartfelt Thanks For Your Support

We want to thank our customers and community for their overwhelming show of support for this worth cause,” said Cindy Mellinger, Blue Ridge Marketing/Community Relations Coordinator and Stockings For Soldiers Central PA Project Coordinator. “Such a simple gesture as a gift filled stocking or a personalized Christmas card makes a world of difference – boosting the spirits and showing our appreciation for the men and women serving in our military.”

About Stockings For Soldiers

Stockings for Soldiers is a Keystone Military Families annual campaign that delivers nearly 10,000 holiday stockings to our military men and women stationed around the world.  Based out of Shoemakersville, PA, this non-profit charity provides caring support for our troops, veterans, and their families.

Through the support of donations, KMF packages and ships gifts like food, hygiene products, and other items that show our troops we are keeping them near and dear to our hearts. Blue Ridge strongly believes in this mission and just completed their 12th year of supporting their Stockings For Soldiers initiative.

smiling soldiers holding christmas stockings

For More Information

For more information on Stockings for Soldiers and Keystone Military Families, please visit

For more information on our Blue Ridge initiative or how you can get involved in our 2022 efforts, please contact:

Cindy Mellinger
Blue Ridge Marketing/Community Relations Coordinator
Stockings For Soldiers Central PA Project Coordinator
717.733.6006 ext. 2551

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