For the 14th year, the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs from around the state are sending Christmas Stockings to those serving our country overseas. Boatsie’s Boxes is a wonderful way to bring a little piece of home to the men and women serving overseas and brighten their holiday. This is one small way to show how much we appreciate their service and their protecting us here at home. For more information on Boatsie’s Boxes visit www.boatsie.com .
Members of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy-Hills (WCPTH) will once again be filling Christmas stockings with an assortment of toiletries, games, candy, cleaning wipes, telephone cards etc that soldiers want and need. Each stocking will also include a personal greeting to show appreciation to each soldier. Club members also attach $2.00 to each stocking to help with shipping costs.
This year WCPTH is hoping the public will contribute to make this the most successful holiday season yet. If you wish to fill a stocking please contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions and a list of suggested items for filling the stockings. WCPTH is also accepting donations of needed items or money to purchase items. Club members will arrange the pick-up of the stockings or donations. Just let WCPTH know how you can help.
Filled stockings will be delivered to the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters in late October. WCPTH will need your stockings and or donations by October 12.
In 2016 a storage container was filled with over 1200 stockings filled by the various Women’s Clubs in NJ. Fr left: Ora Kokol – Woman’s Club of Woodstown, Barbara Cook -Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains, Elaine Hossfield -GFWC Vernon Township Woman’s Club and Bernadette Cicchino – Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills.
Filled stockings with list of items attached
Photos courtesy of Lora Rios-McBride