Stocking Stuffers is a Holiday program managed by Just Kids, Inc and involving many other volunteers from our community. Over more than 30 years, we have been able to provide new clothing to thousands of children in need during the Christmas holidays. Names of children in need are submitted to us by area school nurses and counselors from all Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Palominas and Tombstone public schools. Clothes are shopped for, wrapped and delivered directly to the parents in the home. The children don’t know that these gifts came from Just Kids. We provide clothing to approximately 800 children every year.
Sponsorships can be handled in one of two ways: 1) A benefactor may simply donate money to sponsor one or more children (or any dollar amount). We allow $75 to $120 per child, depending on age. Our shopping committee then uses your cash donation to purchase clothing. OR…. 2) A benefactor does the shopping and wrapping (if you’d like) for your assigned child/children, then delivers the packages to us and we will deliver to the home. Due to confidentiality and privacy considerations, all children remain anonymous.
If you would like to be a sponsor, please send an email to our address and include your name & phone number so that someone on the committee can contact you. We begin shopping in mid-November, “wrapping day” is early in December, and deliveries will be made mid-December. Delivery day information is provided to all participating families when they fill out the program paperwork.
Please consider helping with this wonderful, local holiday season project and encourage your friends to help too!
Pictures below show volunteers wrapping clothing, then sorting the children’s bags and finally getting ready to deliver all the wrapped clothing to families.