Holiday Stockings for Heroes


Stockings collected of the 40,000 Stocking Goal for 2022!

UPDATE December 6, 2022:

WE DID IT!!! We are excited to annouce that we have officially exceeded our goal of 40,000 stocking pledges with a final count at 44,588 pledged stockings!! Thank you to everyone who has pledged stockings, especially all of those last-minute pledges that helped push us past our goal!!

Missed pledging stockings? Help us ship the stockings by making a donation! Urgent donations needed to get the stockings shipped before the holidays!!

Here’s what’s next for stockings:

  • Stocking pledging is now closed for 2022! If you’re interested in participating next year, we typically open registration around August/September, so check back then!
  • Pledged stockings must be postmarked by Friday, December 9th to the address provided to you by Soldiers’ Angels.
  • If you have not yet received an address to ship your stockings, email [email protected].
  • We really need help with shipping! If you can help us cover the cost of one or more stockings, please donate here!

The holiday season can be especially difficult for deployed service 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 deployed 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 stockings will be shipped to service members deployed to combat zones or in support of combat operations and veteran patients in VA Hospitals across the country. The stockings will also be shared with activated National Guard and Reserves Units 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 to Soldiers’ Angels. We’ll take care of the rest!

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!

Important Notes

  • Stockings must be sent to the address provided to you by Soldiers’ Angels no later than December 9, 2022. (Packages will need to be postmarked December 9th.)
  • Participants are responsible for any and all shipping costs to get the stockings to the address provided by Soldiers’ Angels. Please 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! 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 stockings you would like to commit to donating and start packaging up that holiday cheer!

Click here to learn more and pledge your stockings now!

“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