Holiday Community Partners

Holiday Community Partners work with us to provide support to military families, wounded heroes, deployed service members and veterans during the holiday season.

Who We Are & What We Do

Community Partners team with Soldiers’ Angels to provide support to military families, wounded heroes, deployed service members and veterans. They can be individuals, families, civic groups, businesses, churches, schools, scouts, sororities, or youth groups who have a desire to serve military families.

Holiday Community Partners work specifically during the holiday season to provide cards, letters, and stuffed stockings for our troops and veterans.

How You Can Help

As combat deployments have drawn down many charities, including Soldiers' Angels, have discontinued the acceptance of holiday cards and letters to the troops- the volume of cards and letters exceeded our distribution abilities.

While most charities will not, Soldiers' Angels will continue to accept your holiday cards and letters from our Holiday Community Partner members only! Each card and/or letter must be placed into a stocking filled with goodies for our troops and veterans. Soldiers' Angels will deliver your stockings to a deployed service member or veteran patient.

Get Involved

Stockings can be purchased and filled for a minimal price, which makes this the perfect project for a school, church or other civic group. Stockings can come in small to large sizes depending on your teams budget.

Stockings must be sent to your designated area representative no later than December 11.

Availability is limited, so apply to become a Holiday Community Partner now!

Due to the volume of stockings we expect to receive, please fill out and submit your application to become a Holiday Community Partner in advance, so we can secure your spot in this program.

Soldiers' Angels will only accept Holiday Community Partner applications through November 1st, 2017 or until we reach our capacity to distribute the stuffed stockings.

Besides a card and/or letter in each stocking, stockings should also include any combination of the following:

  • Slim Jims or Beef Jerky
  • Packages of Holiday nuts
  • Single serving drink mix packets (i.e. Crystal Light)
  • Playing cards
  • Puzzle book (Crosswords, Sudoku, Word Find)
  • Holiday themed writing pens or pencil
  • Holiday candy (in sealed wrapping or small unopened bags)
  • Candy Canes
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Socks
  • Travel sized games
  • Card games (Uno, Phase 10)
  • Stress balls (holiday themed preferred)
  • Gloves (preferably black; winter; one size fits all)
  • Single serving cookie packages
  • Apple cider packets
  • Hot chocolate
  • Small notepads
  • Holiday-themed lip balm (wrapping and scent)
  • Caps (warm winter)
  • Other holiday themed items

Please AVOID putting the following items in the stockings:

  • NO GLASS (containers, ornaments, etc)
  • NO SHARP OBJECTS (safety pins, razors)
  • NO PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL (some mouthwash, hand sanitizer, some colognes)
  • NO AEROSOLS

Stockings need to be fastened at the top. Please leave approximately 3-4” from the top to secure items. Suggested methods:

  • Large black paper binders/clips
  • Shoelace threaded through holes punched in top and tied
  • NO safety pins (not allowed in most VA hospitals)

Packaging:

Please ensure you carefully pack the stockings with newspaper, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap to ensure minimal damage to stockings during shipping. Please do not ship in extra-large boxes and keep box weight to less than 40 pounds.

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