Blue Ridge Ramps Up for 10th Year Collecting for KMF's Stockings For Soldiers
Blue Ridge Communications announced that it is once again partnering with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women that are stationed around the world. The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards. These simple gifts mean a great deal to the very deserving men and women who sacrifice so much for us and are unable to be home for the holidays.
From October 1 to November 16, Blue Ridge will use its retail centers throughout its service areas as donation collection sites. In October, a display will be set up in the lobby of the Blue Ridge office in Ephrata, along with brochures and a list of items most requested. The public is invited to drop off donated items and Christmas cards with messages of hope and cheer during that time. A list of requested care package items can also be found on the Keystone Military Families Facebook page. Monetary donations are crucial to help defray the cost of shipping the stockings. For a $5 donation, a die cut paper stocking Christmas card that allows for a personal message and holiday greeting for a service member will be provided.
In 2018, Blue Ridge collected over four tons of donations, over 20,000 cards, and $30,000 for shipping.
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