Stockings for Soldiers
Show Your Support for our Veterans
Say "thank you" to Erie county Veterans who bravely served our country by filling a stocking for a veterans at the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, VA Medical Center, Pleasant Ridge Manor and other nursing homes in the area.
How you can help
Stop by any Burton Funeral Home location during normal business hours and pick up a stocking or multiple stockings. Take them, fill them up with any of the recommended items, and return to any Burton location by December 3, 2017.
We are also looking for donations of recommended items. Individuals who can help supply some of these items can drop them off at any Burton location, Ericson Memorials or Erie City Memorials.
You can also make a monetary donation towards the purchase of recommended items.
These items will fill the stockings for the Veterans:
- Lottery tickets
- Inspirational, simple reading books, such as daily quotations
- Crossword puzzle/Activity books
- Handheld magnifying glasses
- 300-piece, easy-grip, large piece jigsaw puzzles
- CDs for relaxation, such as waterfall sounds or instrumentals
- Black pens
- White socks
- Diabetic socks
- Soft Kleenex tissues
- Body wash
- Axe body spray
- Gold Bond powder
- Peppermint patties
A special thanks for helping us make our mother's funeral so personnel. You are greatly appreciated.
April 3, 2018
A note to say thank you for the Christmas Stockings! Our Veterans were touched, pleased and happy!
This was wonderful, thoughtful and very generous of all those who made this event happen.
We want to extend our appreciation to all of you, your thoughtfulness and time has made Christmas special to many Veterans!
April 5, 2018
My Family and I want to thank you and your staff, for being so caring. During our time of hurt. It will never be forgotten. We appreciated you coming out on a cold night to deliver my granddaughter’s bead for her necklace. She thanks you too.
We cannot thank you enough for your care, attention and support this past month. We sincerely appreciate your personal and professional courtesy you showed our entire family and we were grateful for your guidance. You made an incredibly difficult time so much less overwhelming. We feel blessed for your role in this life transition.
January 28, 2018
We want to express our sincere gratitude for the support that all of you provided to our family. We felt that your courtesy and professionalism helped all of us get through the difficult times. God Bless!
December 20, 2017
Thanks to all of you for making the most difficult time in our lives a bit easier.
The home looked beautiful. The newspaper article and picture video was just a great honor to our memories and to our loved one’s Life. The Service was what we wanted to share, thanks for making it happen.
With sincere appreciation.
July 10, 2018
We as a family were very pleased with everything. We did not feel rushed and staff took all the time we need with us.
March 19, 2018
Karen, Mark, Peter and Staff
Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how helpful you all have been. You all have helped me so much through this terrible time in my life. You have all gone above and beyond and I appreciate it all so much! Thank you!
July 3, 2018
Your thoughtful gifts for Veterans during the Christmas Season is so sincerely appreciated. What a wonderful surprise.
January 5, 2018
I am tremendously grateful to you for how beautiful my loved ones funeral turned out. I have heard how you are in a fog at this time and now I know exactly what that means.
However, I feel fully confident in you all at Burton Funeral Home and the professionalism that you showed. I received so many compliments from various people.
I also wanted to accommodate you on your staff. The girls in your office could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Whoever picks your employees could not choose finer people.
March 22, 2018