Dear Wonderful Stockings For Soldiers Friends,
Welcome . . . Welcome . . .
To the official new website for the 2020 Stockings For Soldiers community project.
This year marks the 17th consecutive year of our community effort to send personalized Holiday greetings to our brave young men and women in uniform serving their Country half-way around the world.
Our "Stocking Store" is in the same location as last year. Thanks to the great
generosity of the Acadia Realty Trust Company, we are located within the
Brandywine Town Center in North Wilmington, Delaware.
Our address is:
Brandywine Town Center
5131 Brandywine Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
(just off of Naamans Road and Route 202)
We are located in the front of the Town Center between Kirkland's and the Guitar Center.
Please visit our location page for all of the details.
Special Request: Please plan to bring your donations to our
NEW Stocking Store as soon as you can so we will be ready to
start stuffing the stockings. Thanks so much.
Click the following button to learn of ways to help our project:
We are asking volunteers to DROP OFF donations starting Monday, October 5th through Thursday November 19th, 2020. Our project will be completed by December 4th, 2020.
Volunteer hours will start on Oct. 5th. Our doors will open from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings only Over the next nine weeks, we will be personalizing each stocking with the recipient's name, collecting the needed goodies, sorting all the donations, stuffing the stockings with goodies, boxing them and shipping them to troops in the remotest regions of the world. Previously, our boxes have gone to Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Kosovo, Romania, Poland, Djibouti, Chad, South Korea and parts unknown.
Last year, over 1000 great volunteers helped us to mail out 1,500 boxes packed with 10,000 homemade, personalized Christmas Stockings that were filled with over 45,500 pounds of goodies. We also made and shipped 2,200 polar fleece blankets and 400 knitted hats for our troops.
Please remember that the BEST way to help us is to purchase the goodies for the stockings. We only need 10,000 of every item on our Project Shopping List. Please hold a collection drive to help us to get enough goodies for the stockings.
We are very blessed to have so many volunteers sew stockings for us. Please be sure to get your sewn stockings to us by October 29th so we can prepare them for stuffing in early November. THANK YOU all so very much for all you do for our troops and our community project.
IMPORTANT - Corona Virus Concerns: We will be ever alert to the guidelines set by the authorities and Acadia Realty Trust Company in how we will run the project this year. Because our great Stocking Store is so large, we do not anticipate any overcrowding. We will have more information for our volunteers as we get closer to October. Thank You for your patience.
THANK YOU, Everyone. See You All in October.
Stockings for Soldiers – Delaware, Inc.
501.c.3 Tax ID # 27-0604668
To contact us, write to: Judy@StockingsForSoldiers.org
Support our project everytime you shop at Amazon.
Designate "Stockings for Soldiers Delaware" as your charity of choice
and Amazon will make a donation to our project for each online purchase you make.
There is NO additional cost to you and you will be supporting our deployed troops.
Go to smile.amazon.com
and click on the "Learn more about AmazonSmile" for all of the details.
Special Guests Over The Years
Delaware's Gov. John Carney
Delaware's Gov. John Carney & his wife, Tracey helping our project to support our troops
Delaware State Police Troop #1
Delaware's Gov. Jack Markell and Mrs. Judy Faunce, one of Delaware's special Gold Star Mothers
We would not be successful without the support of the business community and individuals.