MISSION

Statement

Our mission is to give local cancer patients Christmas stockings stuffed with love and care during the holiday season. We strive to spread smiles, fill hearts and help our community members Hang Tough while fighting their battle.

ABOUT

Us

Each year, the Butler and Mercer County communities come together by donating Christmas stockings filled with items for cancer patients. More than twelve local businesses and organizations generously offered to be collection sites for these stockings. After collection, Mrs. Claus and her team of elves gather all of the stockings to a single location and work together to distribute each and every one over the course of two weeks.

 

Stockings are delivered to patients receiving chemo/radiation treatments to over ten local cancer centers and hospice units. These treatments sometimes take hours and goodies in their stocking will hopefully help pass time and put a smile on their face! 

Every stocking tells a unique story for both the recipient and contributor. We deliver stockings filled by community members to patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments at local cancer centers, hospice units and nursing homes. 

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SUGGESTED

items

The goal of our project is to fill stockings with special items that can be gifted to either a male or a female cancer patient. Here is a list of some suggested items that can fit into a stocking, but please remember to be unique and creative! Stockings come in all shapes and sizes, just like us!

Glitters

Stationery

notebooks, coloring books, crayons, pocket calendars, daily devotionals, note cards, note pads, colored pencils, markers, cards & stamps

Beverages

indivuially packaged tea bags, hot chocolate packages, k-cups, tea or lemonade packets, travel mugs or cups

Gift Cards

gas stations, convenience stores, grocery store, superstores, VISA gift card, local restaurants & coffee shops

Miscellaneous

lottery tickets,  new stuffed animals, magazines, books, Christmas decorations, ornaments, small crafts, silly putty,  handwritten letter  

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Hygiene

hand sanitizer, lotion, chapstick, wet wipes, tissues, nail files, toothbrush & toothpaste 

Food

dried fruit, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, packs of gum, popcorn, ginger chews, mixed nuts, small snack bags, oatmeal cups, mac n' cheese cups 

Games

deck of cards, puzzle books, travel board games, dominos, tic tac toe, dice, tricky triangle 

Clothing

new gloves, scarves, slipper socks, hats, blankets, hand and foot warmers, washcloths

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NAUGHTY

While we appreciate all donations, please do not include the following items in stockings:

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SPONSORS

Our sponsors, Schneider's One Hour and Butler Radio Network, have been with us from the beginning. We appreciate their everlasting support! Stocking collections and delivery would not run as smoothly without them. 

You can always drop donation items or filled stockings at our sponsor locations!

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Butler Radio Network

252 Pillow Street

Butler, PA

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Schneider's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

172 Unionville Road

Butler, PA

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IMPORTANT

dates

Hygiene

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, perfume, products with strong scents, razors, deodorant

Food

Jell-O, pudding, applesauce, medication, individual pieces of candy, items easily broken or producing crumbs (crackers, candy canes, bags of chips, etc.)

Stationery

Individual pens and pencils, used or damaged books or magazines

Misellaneous

Used or damaged items, breakable items, items for a specific gender

 
 
 
 

2021 Stocking Collection

October 4th - November 5th

Drop your stockings or items off at any sponsor or collection location!