Central Pennsylvania Supports the Troops, an all-volunteer organization founded by Wanda Bechtold, will pack and ship Christmas stockings to thousands of deployed U.S. troops Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Friendship Fire Co., South Lebanon Township.
Starting at 8 a.m., Bechtold
and volunteers will sort, pack and ship the stockings.
said donations of personal-care items, candy and snacks are needed.
Anyone who wants to volunteer should email Bechtold
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-813-7065.
Lunch will be provided to volunteers who work over the lunch hour.
Money donations to pay for shipping are also being collected.
"It costs approximately $20 to purchase, fill and ship a stocking.
We are aiming at a minimum of 2,500 this year," Bechtold
said in a news release.