Operation Santa Central Illinois, Citizen Support for Americas Military
Bloomington, IL
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Donate Stocking Stuffers

Each stocking is stuffed with a unique blend of items for its recipient hero, and we need all of our stocking stuffer items by November 1st to get them shipped out in time for the holiday season!  

 

 

 

Visit the Collection Areas page to identify when and where you can drop off your donations!

DONATE

Operation Santa's largest expense is shipping.  In order to cover the cost to ship these stockings to our American Heros overseas, monetary donations make a huge impact in helping us succeed in our mission. 

 

Tax-deductible monetary donations can be sent to the following address (Operation Santa, PO Box 216, Bloomington, IL 61702-0216) or by using the corresponding link/information below to donate via PayPal, Venmo, or Amazon Smile. 

Financial Contribution

How You Can Help

Interested in helping to stuff stockings this year???

 

Follow our Facebook page to be updated with more information when we need in-person stocking stuffer volunteers: Operation Santa Central Illinois Facebook Page

Stocking Stuffer Volunteers

ITEMS NEEDED

Each stocking is stuffed with a unique blend of items for its recipient hero, and we need all of our stocking stuffer items by November 1st to get them shipped out in time for the holiday season!  

  • Black crew socks
  • Travel size foot powder
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)
  • Dental floss
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Hand wipes (20-30 count max., NO alcohol)
  • Pocket pack of tissues
  • Meat sticks (individually wrapped)
  • Individual drink mix packets for bottled water
  • Twizzlers (individually wrapped)
  • Rice krispie treats (store-bought, individually wrapped)
  • Granola bars
  • Chewing gum
  • Hard candy
  • Breath mints
  • Cough drops
  • Small game books (word search, crossword, sudoku, etc.)
  • Pocket-size notebooks
  • DVD movies
  • USB thumb drives
  • Holiday greeting cards (signed or unsigned, no glitter)
  • Thank you cards (signed or unsigned, no glitter)

 

Visit the Collection Areas page to identify when and where you can drop off your donations!

Write Holiday Cards

A holiday card is stuffed into every stocking that we send overseas.  Sitting down with friends and family to write out holiday cards for the Operation Santa stockings is a wonderful way for you to make a huge impact through this mission. Handmade cards from all ages are highly appreciated. 

 

Cards can be handmade or store purcahsed.  All cards must contain respectful language, bearing in mind the faith of the recipient is unknown. 

 

NOTE: We cannot send anything that contains glitter as it can get on clothing and put our heros as risk.

 

Visit the Collection Areas page to identify when and where you can drop off your holiday cards!  All holiday cards need to be turned in prior to November 1st in order to be stuffed in this year's stockings. 

VOLUNTEER

This is the perfect excuse to maybe dust off your sewing machine for a great cause! To get a sewing pattern for the stockings, please reach out to us via the Operation Santa Central Illinois Facebook Page.

 

NOTE: We cannot send anything that contains glitter as it can get on clothing and put our heros as risk.

 

Visit the Collection Areas page to identify when and where you can drop off your donations! All stockings need to be turned in prior to November 1st in order to be sent off this upcoming holiday season. 

Sew Stockings

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