For 14 years Judy Travis, and her “army” of volunteers, have provided personalized Christmas stockings to members of our armed forces in harm’s way. Stockings for Soldiers, founded by Judy, and with her 1,000 volunteers from over 31 states, this year made and sent over 10,000 personalized stockings to troops in 17 countries.

They sent 2,000 fleece blankets, 500 knitted hates, and over 10,000 personal cards, many made from children at local schools. Judy’s efforts have also stretched to the local community where 1,300 pounds of stockings were donated to K9 heroes and their handlers and their handlers at local law enforcement agencies and local shelters.