Operation Holiday Stockings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by family members of the United States Armed Forces. Every year we knit, pack, and ship hundreds of Christmas stockings to our brave troops overseas. This website was created to inform other patriotic Americans about our cause and provide a means for you to help. If you aren’t American, but you love the USA and want to support our troops, you can help too. You can either make your own stockings to send overseas, or you can donate money towards the shipping costs and the cost of the treats that we fill the stockings with. There are numerous ways in which you can support the troops overseas. You can even purchase a stocking at the store and send it to us. We will fill it with stocking stuffers and send it to the troops with the rest of the stockings.We sent out 2,900 stockings to our deployed troops in 2011 and we are hoping to send 3,500 this year! The troops have told us these stockings were a big boost to morale and that it means a lot to know that folks back home are thinking about them, and supporting them. We are accepting donations year round, and will be sending out stockings again at the end of 2012. If you want to participate, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you want to nominate a soldier or a unit, contact us at the same email address. To all of you who contributed stockings, goodies and postage money, Thank You!