Blue Ridge Communications is again partnering with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings for Soldiers program from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16.

The program generally ships 8,000–10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world. The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygienic supplies, and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

Blue Ridge will use its retail centers throughout its service areas as donation-collection sites. In October, a display will be set up in the lobby of the Blue Ridge office in Ephrata (804 Academy Heights Ave.), along with brochures and a list of items most requested.

The public is invited to drop off donated items and Christmas cards during that time. A list of requested care-package items can also be found on the Keystone Military Families Facebook page. Monetary donations help defray the cost of shipping the stockings.

In 2018, Blue Ridge collected over four tons of donations, over 20,000 cards, and $30,000 for shipping.

For more information, visit or call Keystone Military Families at (610) 698-2122 or Blue Ridge Communications at (717) 733-4111.

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