Operation Christmas Stocking

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

Mark your calendar for tomorrow, September 15.

That's the date when you can go online to Operation Give and participate in Operation Christmas Stocking by purchasing 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, bags or gifts 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 stocking 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 operationgive@comcast.net for shipping instructions). Here are a few suggestions from Operation Christmas Stocking for things to put in your Christmas stocking or gift bag:

Say Thanks

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/paste Dental floss individual pkg. of tissue
Inflatable beach ball

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 building 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 to buy one after September 15.

Posted by

Margaret Woda, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Military Residential Specialist (MilRES®)
(410) 451-6245    mwoda@mris.com

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Margaret Woda
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Katerina - And a great project for home-schoolers, don't you think?

Chris - So true!

Judy - Thanks for your support.  Please spread the word!

September 14, 2008 06:13 PM
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Harold "Hal" Place
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Hi Margaret,

Thanks for posting the reminder. This is a great cause, one that is so well received during the Holidays!

September 14, 2008 06:13 PM
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Margaret - great reminder.  This is something everyone can and should participate in.  Those young men and women are far from home at a time when we're meant to all be around the home fires.  This will help bring a little ray of sunshine when they need it!  If you don't mind, I would love to reblog this.

September 16, 2008 04:49 AM
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Jesse - Go for it!  I hope someone reblogs it every week until Nov. 1!

Hal - Thanks for commenting

September 16, 2008 07:27 AM
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Alright, I must be getting stupid and senile.  I can not for the life of me figure out how to reblog this.  We were on vacation when they rolled this little feature out, so if you have any clues I would loooove to hear them.

Dense in Fairbanks :)

September 18, 2008 02:51 AM
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