Items for “Stockings for the Troops” Still Needed

Red Cross volunteers are preparing holiday stockings to be sent and distributed to the U.S. military to demonstrate support for our troops who serve overseas. The goal for the project this year is 1,000 stockings. The stockings are being made by volunteers. Monetary donations are currently being sought from private businesses as well as individuals to help cover the cost of postage and shipping overseas.

The following items are being solicited and have been requested by the military:

  • Entertainment Items: (playing cards, dice, hackey sacks & puzzle books)
  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer, individual tissue packs, pre-moistened baby wipes
  • Small Nerf footballs
  • Sunglasses (UV-rated)
  • Individually Wrapped Candies and chewing gum
  • Sample sizes of hand cream, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner

Drop-off deadline date for the items is November 4.

If you wish to contribute, you may drop off donations at the American Red Cross:

Lee County Red Cross – 7051 Cypress Terrace #110 Fort Myers, FL 33907

Collier County Red Cross – 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive  Naples, FL 34119

 There will be a stocking assembly event at Athrex Headquarters in Naples. For more information, please call: Collier – Deanna Cleary 239-596-6868; Lee – Jeremy Gentile 239-278-3401. Stockings for the Troops is sponsored by Arthrex and Vitas.  



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