The Juneau Coast Guard Military and Family Association recently completed their annual "Christmas Stockings for Disadvantaged Children" project. More than 150 stockings were donated to Juneau charities that work closely with families in need. This year's recipients included the A.W.A.R.E. Shelter's annual Holiday Party and St. Vincent DePaul's daycare, shelter and "Adopt a Family" program. The stockings were assemble by JCGMFA volunteers and filled with donations from local businesses and personal contributors. Stockings were made for children in the age range of newborn to teenager.
The Juneau Coast Guard Military and Family Association would like to personally thank the following businesses and organizations that supported this years project through their generous donations: The employees of Alaska USA, Marine Exchange of Alaska, Walmart, McDonalds, Costco, Hearthside Books and Toys, Safeway, Super Bear, Foodland Super Drug, Western Auto Marine, Dr. Gary Moeller DDS, Dr. Mark Riederer D.D.S., Dr. John Ellenbecker D.D.S., Dr. Douglas Weaver D.D.S., Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's Association, Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer's Association, and the Coast Guard Juneau Officer's Association. Stocking donations were also received from other individuals and JCGMFA members who wish to remain anonymous. Thank you all for your generous support of this project.
Stockings were delivered to the AWARE Shelter on Dec. 18 and to St. Vincent DePaul on Dec. 19.
2008 children's stocking coordinator
Juneau Coast Guard Military and Family Association