Operation “Fill a Stocking”

Coastal Bend Troop Support, Inc is gearing up for our troops’ Christmas season.  We have over 500 stockings to fill and mail this Christmas to some very deserving troops.  With the help of many throughout South Texas last Christmas we mailed many boxes of stockings, gifts, food items, decorations and cards.  Again, with your help we hope to mail more this year.

We are asking if you, your work place or organizations that you belong to would like to fill one of these stockings. This can be done as an individual, a family, a work place, a club or an organization that might want to help lift the spirits of our military deployed in the Middle East fighting the war on terror.

Printable Suggestion List Printable Letter Asking for Your Help

Operation “Fill a Stocking” For a deserving Troop

  • Christmas candies/cookies (store bought & packaged) but it has to be in its original package, chocolate is ok
  • Individual drink mixes, coffee, flavored creamers, hot cocoa
  • Gum, Energy bars
  • Nuts, sunflower seeds, beef jerky
  • Manicure kits
  • Hand held battery operated games
  • Sports watch (all black, bands & face)
  • Yoyos, nerf balls, hacky sac and small toys for stockings
  • Socks, boot style moisture wicking for men and women, black or Army green
  • Batteries, AA & AAA
  • Stationery, note cards, pens (retractable please) (no stamps)
  • Sunglasses – wraparound or “safety” style in black only
  • Word puzzle books
  • Small flashlights, booklights or over the forehead style
  • Hand and foot warmers

Note:  this list is for ideas of what is needed.

We send each troop on our list basic hygiene items each month so gift type items for the stockings would be nice please.

Remember these things are going overseas  Think camping!!

Keep items small/travel size.

No aerosol containers, glass or pork items can be shipped.


Make sure that the box can close without bulging please.

Thank you for your support, Coastal Bend Troop Support, Inc.


Contact: Carla Reed 361-438-0540



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