Thomaston Savings Bank donated 92 stuffed stockings to Soldiers’ Angels in support of their holiday initiative. The Bank gathered donations from across all departments and branches to fill stockings with various holiday comfort items. The Holiday Stockings for Heroes initiative encourages people to donate items including hats, gloves, games and snacks, to be delivered to service members and veterans.
“I have been involved with Soldiers’ Angels for a little over a year now as part of a letter writing team. I used to participate in care package drives for troops back in high school, so when the opportunity came up to organize one with the Bank I was excited to help. Everyone has had a rough two years, including the troops, and sometimes we all need a reminder that the community, especially Thomaston, is still here to support one another. This is a great organization to donate to in memory of those who have served and to honor those that continue to serve our country.” – Lauren Mondak, Customer Service Associate, Thomaston Savings Bank
Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing aid, comfort and resources to the military, veterans and their families. They coordinate an initiative called Holiday Stockings for Heroes, which aims to provide holiday stockings filled with various holiday and comfort items to service members and veterans. They provide a list of recommended donations and encourage hand written letters, homemade cards and more. The stockings are shipped to service members who are deployed to combat zones or in support of combat operations, and veteran patients in VA Hospitals across the country. They also ship stockings to the National Guard and Reserves Units across the country.