This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Stockings for Soldiers project and Success Won’t Wait volunteers were happy to get involved with a donation of 250 books, bound for our brave young men and women in uniform who serve overseas.
Stockings for Soldiers was founded to help improve the morale and welfare of members of the US armed forces who are deployed in harm’s way. Stockings for Soldiers volunteers sew holiday stockings and fill them with special items for the troops.
This “touch of home” reminds our troops that we appreciate all they do for us and
to let them know that they have not been forgotten over the holidays.
Want to get involved? Here’s a list of the items which are most needed:
- Small Candy, Mini-candy bars (send your favorite)
- Granola/Fruit/Breakfast Bars
- Cookies/Nuts/Pretzels/Trail Mix o Less than 12 oz. size
- Flavored drink mixes (Single Packets) o Lemonade, teas, hot cocoa, coffee Chewing gum
- Fruit roll-ups/gushers/Cracker Jacks
- Slim Jims/Beef Jerky
- Ramen Noodle Soup
- Single packs preferred
- DVD Movies
- Music CDs
- Hand/Foot Warmers/Flyswatters
- Small Individually Packages Meals
- Smaller package (8 oz or less) preferred
- Toothbrushes & Small Toothpaste
- Crew Socks, Mole Skin
- ChapStick & Lip balms
- Razors (individual or packs)
- Toiletries & lotions (small package)
- Baby Wipes, Foot powder, sun block
- Paperback Books (no romance novels)
- Pocket games & puzzles
- Crossword, Sudoku
- Beanie Babies
- Phone Cards (AT&T)
- Dog/Canine Items for our K9 Heroes
To learn more, please visit Stockings for Soldiers. The Stockings for Soldiers “Stocking Store” is located at the Plaza III Shopping Center at 1851 Marsh Road, just north of Silverside Road in North Wilmington, Delaware.
About Success Won’t Wait
Since 2002, Success Won’t Wait volunteers have collected over 1 million books for distribution throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, across the country, and even around the globe. Success Won’t Wait has partnered with schools, districts, after-school programs, non-profits, homeless shelters, prisons, community organizations, senior centers, and the US military to provide books to those in need.
If you need books for an event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.