Holiday Stockings for Heroes


Stuffed Stockings Pledged

Wow!! 2023 was an amazing year for Soldiers’ Angels Holiday Stockings for Heroes thanks to all of our incredible donors and supporters!!! The final number of stockings received in 2023 was 43,881!! We can’t wait to see you again for Stockings 2024! Check back in late summer/early fall for the 2024 updates to the content below.

Scroll through the photos below to see all of the happy faces from the 2023 campaign or click here to visit the full album on Flickr.

Charleston Stockings 2023
2023 Holiday Stockings for Heroes recipients, including active duty, deployed, Guard, Reserves, and Veterans.

The holiday season can be especially difficult for active duty Service Members, Guard and Reserve members, and Veterans in VA Hospitals.

Let’s come together and send them some holiday cheer.

Nothing can replace the sense of being with loved ones during the holidays, but receiving a stuffed holiday stocking will help to brighten the spirits of our Service Members and Veterans. Soldiers’ Angels Holiday Stockings for Heroes does just that!

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate! Looking for a new holiday family tradition? Or perhaps a way to engage your employees? Maybe you just need a virtual volunteer activity to keep you busy at home? Either way, Holiday Stockings for Heroes is just what you’ve been looking for and is great for groups of 1 to 1,000.

Donated stuffed stockings will be delivered to Service Members deployed to combat zones or in support of combat operations, active duty installations, Guard/Reserve units, and Veteran patients in VA Hospitals across the country.

What do I do?

It’s simple! Collect items from our list of suggested items, stuff them into a holiday stocking, and send or deliver them to the base, unit, deployed Service Member, or VA you will select via Soldiers’ Angels new online volunteer portal. This is a new process this year, so don’t worry, we will provide you step-by-step instructions on how to select locations in the portal.

If you’re coordinating a large group, consider hosting a collection drive for the items you will need. Once you have enough items collected, you and your group can come together in person or virtually and stuff the stockings! You can also make/write a personal card or letter that can be included in the stocking.

Hint: Deployed Service Members love to receive homemade cards/drawings/creations from the kiddos inside their stuffed stockings, so be sure to let them help too! Just NO glitter!!!

No time to pledge stuffed stockings this year? Make a donation instead OR (New in 2023!) click here to purchase items from our Amazon Gift registry! Your donations will help us cover the cost of shipping the stockings across the country and around the world! And the extra items you provide will help us backfill stockings to make sure each and every stocking is filled to the brim!

Thanks to Gunn Chevrolet in San Antonio who donated $29,000 towards our $70,000 stocking shipping fund, we’re almost halfway to our goal!! But we still need more donations in order to ship stockings to deployed Service Members, Chaplains, and Special Operations Forces. Can you support with a gift to send one or more stockings today?

$25 ships one stocking to a deployed Service Member; $50 ships 10 stockings to a Chaplain; $75 ships 20 stockings to a Chaplain; $1,000 ships a pallet of stockings to a Unit!

Important Notes About Holiday Stockings for Heroes

  • Stuffed Stockings must be sent/delivered to the designated address you selected via the new online profile no later than December 8, 2023. (Don’t worry, step-by-step instructions will be provided after registration so you know how to select locations in the portal).
  • Participants are responsible for all shipping/delivery costs to get the stuffed stockings to the address or addresses you will select from the portal. Do not ship your stockings to Soldiers’ Angels Headquarters in San Antonio unless you are directed to do so by the coordinator.

I’m ready to get started with Holiday Stockings! Now what?

That’s great! We have some important details we need for you to review on the next page. Then you’ll be ready to pledge a number of stuffed stockings you would like to commit to donating and start packaging up that holiday cheer!

“To the staff and supporters of Soldiers’ Angels – Thank you very much for your thoughtful Christmas stockings. The were a welcomed treat for the Holidays! Semper Fidelis,”

– Maj Joseph, USMCR