The Holiday 2017 shipment is complete! We sent 2,393 Christmas stockings. There were 112 boxes with a total weight of 3,524 lb., 4 oz. (that’s 1.76 TONS!!!)
The postage cost was $4,945.08
We are still accepting donations to cover the entire cost so we don’t have to take anything from our regular budget.
It was impossible to keep an exact count of everything in the stockings but here is my best estimate:
Approximately 50 of those stockings were stuffed with ornaments, garland and lights for the troops to decorate their “home away from home”.
Along with the decorations, we sent:
50 Santa Hats
632 Healthy Snacks
400 individual servings Hot Chocolate
4400 individual servings Tea
The other 2350 stockings (give or take) included:
12 Snacks in EACH
1240 Hand Warmers
1000 Toe Warmers
2000 Decks of Cards
2350 pair Crew Socks
1350 Phone Cards
2350 Puzzle Books
350 Lip Balm
THOUSANDS of Christmas cards wishing them Happy Holidays from a grateful nation.
THANK YOU to everyone who had any part in this endeavor! Whether you donated items, money or your time, it was appreciated.
If you have Christmas cards you can still send them. We may be able to put a few more in December shipments or we will store them and be ready for next year.
THANK YOU for making this possible!