Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children is an annual U.S. Coast Guard family and community friends effort to provide and deliver handmade Holiday Stockings filled with new gifts and useful essentials and cheer to homeless children ages birth to 17 years living in and out of shelters in the Puget Sound Area.
In 2013 3,000 Stockings were given to Homeless Kids in the Puget Sound Area, Mary Ann Liebert, a member of my Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla runs the Street Youth section that gave out 766 Holiday Stockings to Street Youth or Street Kids last year.
Street kids are as you might guess, are kids living on the street, to these kids, a toothbrush & toothpaste, a couple of pair of new socks are a big deal.
The Holiday Stockings are hand made in the U.S. by volunteers then filled by more volunteers the first part of December every year and given to children aged birth to 17.
The Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children has been brings a bit of cheer to Puget Sound since 1996 when Ms. Jan Maxson, the wife of a member of the US Coast Guard and her family moved to Seattle and she brought the Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children idea that she had started in 1994 on the East Coast.
So, if you can, drop over at Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children and give a hand, tell them Mary Ann sent you.
Summer 2014 Newsletter (PDF 12MB)
Thanks & have a safe and happy holiday season.
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