Coast Guard spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

SEATTLE – Coast Guard members from the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, along with family and friends, will sort toys and stuff stockings for homeless children from the Puget Sound area at the Integrated Support Command gym at Pier 36 Friday and Saturday.

Toys will be sorted from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and stockings will be stuffed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

The stockings will be filled with gifts and essential items for homeless children up to 17-years-old living in and out of shelters in the Puget Sound area.

Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children consists mainly of Coast Guard wives and friends. The volunteers have sewn, filled and delivered over 10,000 holiday stockings full of gifts and toys for homeless children during the holidays since 1996.

For more information on volunteering or donating visit http://www.holidaystockings.org/index.html.

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