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Crofton – Let’s Do This for Deployed Troops

Operation Christmas StockingAs I’ve mentioned many times before, Crofton Maryland is a community of “doers” – people who are involved citizens.  For that reason, I suspect you may be interested in knowing about Operation Christmas Stocking.  

Beginning today, you can go online to their website and purchase a pre-filled Christmas stocking or gift bag of goodies for deployed American trrops.  That’s the “no-excuse” way of participating in this effort, co-sponsored by Operation Give and Target.  Their goal:  Put one of these Christmas stockings or gift bags into the hands of all 100,000+ deployed soldiers.  Last year, they shipped 50,000 tons of them overseas!

If you prefer to buy or make your own stockings or gift bag, you can take advantage of Operation Christmas Stocking’s partnership with Fed Ex to ship yours to their base of operations in Salt Lake City (contact [email protected] for shipping instructions). Here are a few suggestions from Operation Christmas Stocking for things to put in your Christmas stocking or gift bag for the troops:

Christmas Cards Socks Harmonica
CD’s/DVD’s Games Yo-yo
Hand sanitizer Deodorant Travel clock
Wet Ones Lotion Playing cards
Chap stick Eye Drops Sunglasses
Shampoo & conditioner Bug spray Calendar
Shaving Cream Diposable razors Small flashlight
Sunscreen Lip balm Small multi-tool
Clip on Lights AT&T Calling cards Dominos
Tiny personal fan Pen/Mechanical pencil Small picture frames
Toothbrush and paste Dental floss individual pkg. of tissue
Inflatable beach balls

If your organization, office or family is looking for a fall project, why not this one?  Just think of all the fun you’ll have filling your stockings, and the satisfaction of putting a smile on the face of deployed soldiers this Christmas.  Just remember, they have to be in the Salt Lake City Warehouse before November 1, when they’ll be shipped overseas.

BUT – if you don’t have time to do this for our troops, go online to Operation Christmas Stocking in the next few weeks and buy one – or should I say “buy several!”

P.S.  If you’d like to participate on a small scale, you can drop off a few items at my office and I’ll include them in gift bags we’re filling on October 1.  Just put them in a bag labeled “Operation Christmas Stocking” – you can do it anonymously or provide your name so we can thank you.  RE/MAX Vision is located in the Crofton Village Green, across the street from the Crofton Country Club.  Call me if you have any questions – 410-451-1900.

Copyright 2008.  Margaret Woda.  All rights reserved.
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