After almost 10 years of supporting Boatsie's Boxes with holiday stockings for the troops, we recently heard that Boatsie is retiring. But don't worry, we've found a new way for our members to send holiday gifts to the troops.
"Operation Yellow Ribbon" is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the state of NJ. The organization consists of all volunteers, and they show support for our United States Military Forces serving in the Middle East, including Iraq, Afghanistan and those supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
One of Operation Yellow Ribbon's major focuses is organizing and collecting donated U.S. Troop supplies and goodies to send to our brave Heroes deployed in harm's way in the Middle East.
Our clubs always do an outstanding job by filling holiday stockings with items and love!
You can begin this project at any time, and stockings are delivered to Headquarters in the Fall. Stockings should be gender neutral. The cost to fill the stocking should be about $20-$25 to completely fill it to the top.
Items to fill the stockings 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.
Delivery of Stockings 2019
We will have stocking collections at two different locations this year. One location is NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick and another is in Mount Laurel. Please bring your filled Christmas Stockings, along with your club donation of $2 per stocking to help defray the cost of shipping, to one of the locations and dates listed below:
NJSFWC Headquarters, 55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Tuesday, October 8th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Thursday, October 17th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 30th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mount Laurel Location, 132 Gaither Drive, Suite F, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
- Thursday, October 17th from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 19th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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, earmark it “Operation Christmas Stocking,” and send it to Headquarters.
New Jersey News 12 ran a video piece about our project in November, 2018. Click on the video below to watch.