A total of 68 Christmas stockings were made and stuffed. Attenders and members of Living Faith FellowshipI assisted with this project. Each stocking was knitted and made by Roger Carlson who said, “I would guess that there were over 75 people involved with filling stockings when you consider that several families filled a couple of stockings each.”
Some people bought things in bulk and sent them with the stockings. “I tried to distribute these between the stockings without causing too many duplicate items to be in any single stocking. This included a case of toothpaste, several large packs of bar soap, large sacks of candy, bulk packages of socks, multiple bottles of shampoo, etc. Anything that I could not fit into the stockings was given to the S.A.F.E. Center and they were very grateful for it.”
Stocking were delivered to the Crossroads Homeless Center in Kearney and to international students at the University of Nebraska Kearney.
Plans have not been made for next year yet. Roger added, “I have already received another box of yarn that I will make available to people who would like to make things for next Christmas. The donated yarn is not what I would use for Christmas stockings, but would be good for various types of hand work; i.e. knitting, crocheting, tatting, etc. A couple of the ladies have already gotten some of it to make scarves for the international students. I have been thinking that it might be a good idea to use this for mittens, hats and scarves for the S.A.F.E. Center, for Crossroads, for The Jubilee Center.”