Operation Stuff a Stocking
Operation Stuff a Stocking was created after receiving calls from the community wanting to know how they can show appreciation during the holiday season for the many sacrifices military families make to protect our nation. Through Operation Stuff a Stocking, the public can support military families’ “little heroes” for the holidays by selecting and providing gifts from established wish lists.
It is through this generosity of public donations that the Central Florida USO is committed to providing gifts for military children, up to $50 per child.
Program Details: Junior Enlisted Service Members and Non-Commissioned Officers (E6 and below) complete the online Operation Stuff a Stocking Registration Form for their children requesting their specific gifts. Central Florida USO creates a Giving Tree in the USO Centers at Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport with each child’s individual requests. Any individual or organization chooses a child from the Giving Tree*, purchases a minimum of $50 worth of gifts for the child, and returns the items, unwrapped, to the USO Center. Each child’s gifts are checked and approved by the USO and placed in large, red Santa bags for delivery. The USO delivers all gifts via U-Haul truck to various pick-up locations throughout the Central Florida area. (*Wish lists can also be emailed to donors to eliminate a trip to the USO.) If you are interested in sponsoring a military child for the holidays, either visit a USO Center or email Amy Fee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Military Registration is now closed!
Registrations are being processed by rank (starting with the most junior ranked), in the order they were received, until capacity is reached. All applicants will receive a confirmation email between November 3rd-5th letting you know whether or not your registration(s) have been accepted this year.
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