In the spirit of holiday giving, the Franklin County Veterans Affairs office has launched a heartwarming initiative to brighten the holidays for the over 13,000 veterans residing in the county. Their Christmas Stockings Collection campaign, running until December 5, aims to gather stockings filled with thoughtful goodies and essential items for veterans and military families.
The campaign encourages community members to contribute by filling Christmas stockings with items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, Chapstick, mints, chewing gum, shaving cream, batteries, travel-sized wipes, hand sanitizers, gift cards to local stores or restaurants, notepads, pens, combs, beef jerky, decks of cards, travel-sized tissues, and an unsealed Christmas card. These gifts, symbolizing appreciation and care, are more than just items; they are gestures of gratitude towards those who have served.
Collection points for these filled stockings are conveniently located across Franklin County, including the American Legion posts in Chambersburg and Greencastle, the VFW Chambersburg, and the Franklin County Veterans Affairs office itself. Once collected, these stockings will be distributed to veterans and military families during the December Franklin County MilitaryShare food distribution events.
This initiative represents a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and show their support and appreciation for local veterans, especially during the holiday season. It’s a gesture that embodies the true spirit of Christmas – giving, sharing, and acknowledging the sacrifices made by those who served for the country.
For anyone looking to participate or seeking more information, they can reach out to the Franklin County Veterans Affairs office at (717) 263-4326 or visit their office at 425 Franklin Farm Ln, Chambersburg, PA 17202.
Let’s join hands in making this holiday season a memorable one for our veterans, reminding them that their service and sacrifices are never forgotten.