Stockings for Soldiers

stockings for soldier

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 6, 2019. 

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: 

  • Peppermint patties
  • Diabetic Socks
  • Scratch off Lottery tickets
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)
  • Toothbrushes and Travel Toothpaste
  • Gift cards for Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, Walmart, Target, etc.
  • White Socks (Men & Women)
  • Inspirational, Daily Quotation Books
  • Nice soft Kleenex tissues
  • Deodorant (Non-Aerosol)
  • Phone Cards
  • CDs for relaxation, i.e. waterfall, piano
November 25th through December 6th 2019
Testimonials

Bill,
Thank you for your patience, empathy, and love you showed our family in our time of need and despair. You are a wonderful man.

July 22, 2018

Mark –
I don’t know if I properly thanked you for everything you did for us. Last year was so much of a fog. But I wanted you to know how much we appreciated all that you did.

January 5, 2019

Not many people today are appreciated for the jobs they do. It has taken me this long but wanted to let you all know I appreciate you taking care of my dog and spelling his names correctly.
He was truly a service animal but will never get the full recognition he deserved for it.
Thank you for all you do.
March 22, 2018

Dear Bill -
Thank you to the entire Burton Team for honoring our loved one with beauty, dignity and grace. Our family is universally grateful for your kindness and care. We are blessed to know you.
January 10, 2019

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

Mark and Karen
First of all your team did an awesome job in setting up the services for my mom.
Thank you Karen for coming in on your day off to help us with the arrangements. We appreciate you Mark for the use of your trailer to move mom’s furniture. Many thanks to both of you.

July 8, 2018

“Mark O. was wonderful!! Very kind and professional!” – Katie
“The Burton Funeral Home did a great job as to wishes of deceased.” – Darcy
“Once again Burton was very helpful and caring during a difficult time.” – Nicole

October 26, 2019

Mr. Bridger,
Just a note to say thank you for your caring and compassion at the passing of my husband.
You truly made a difficult time a little easier.

July 22, 2018

Dear Mark –
Our family wants to thank you and the Burton staff for the wonderful celebration of life you made possible for us. I want to personally thank you for your help and guidance through his process.
Generations of our family have been at Burton’s and we have always been pleased.
January 10, 2019

Mark and the entire Burton Family,
I just want to say thank you so much for all you have done. You have helped my family get through a very tough time in our lives and for that we are grateful.

July 23, 2018

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