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Boatsies Boxes

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Boatsie's Boxes--since 2011 and still going strong today! 

It is that time of year, to start making your Christmas Stockings to support our deployed troops at Christmas!  It is better known as “Boatsie’s Boxes”!  This helps to bring a smile to our troops, while they are away from their families.

You always do such an outstanding job by filling these stockings with items and love!  We will have four dates for you to bring your filled stockings to the NJSFWC Headquarters parking lot.  There will be a POD (storage type container) which will be holding all the filled Christmas Stockings, prior to being delivered to West Virginia to Boatsie.  Please see below listed dates and times for you to drop off your filled stockings to Headquarters:

  • October 2nd from 11 am – 2 pm
  • October 9th from 11 am- 2 pm
  • October 16th from 11 am- 2 pm
  • October 25th from 11 am-2 pm

Your stocking should be 13-19" long and filled to the top, with a slip stitch, safety pins or a rubber band to prevent items from falling out during shipping. Please attach an envelope to the top of the stocking with $2.00 to cover the cost of shipping.  Also attach to the stocking, a personal hand-written note sending holiday wishes.  Stockings should be gender neutral.  The cost to fill the stocking to the top should be about $20-$25 to completely fill it to the top.

The items on the Boatsie’s Boxes wish list are: “Beef Jerky”, chocolates, Slim Jims, Christmas candy, playing cards, nuts, individually wrapped candy, cookies, dried fruit, trail mix, Life Savers, chewing gum, wet wipes, crew socks, travel dental kits, healthy snacks, small shaving cream, razors, lip balm, iTunes cards, DVDs, batteries and CDs. 

If you or your club prefers to give a money donation instead of making the Christmas Stockings, any monetary gift would be deeply appreciated.   Please make your check payable to NJSFWC and earmark it “Boatsie’s Boxes” and send check to Headquarters, prior to October 25th.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness! 


2018 Boatsies Boxes Flyer with Instructions and Delivery Dates


Boatsies Boxes 2017 - 1,647 ,stuffed with goodies, holiday stockings were sent to servicemen and women thanks to NJSFWC Clubs and the hard work of the Boatsie Boxes team to pack and deliver the stockings to West Virginia.  In addition to the 1,647 stuffed stockings $8,000 in cash was donated to this cause.

​Boatsies Boxes 2016 -- 1,283 stockings being packed to be delivered to West Virginia for shipping to our troops serving overseas. Our partnership with Boatsie's Boxes has been a club favorite the last several years.

"I'm so proud of my fellow New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC club women." Past NJSFWC President Jean Revis.


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