Stockings for Soldiers

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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.

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
  • Hankies
  • Soft Kleenex tissues
  • Body wash
  • Axe body spray
  • Gold Bond powder
  • Peppermint patties
November 19
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