Christmas for Our Troops Hosted by Prayer Angels for the Military

by | Oct 26, 2017 | Community

A care package from home! Santa Clarita community members and businesses are being asked to help bring Christmas Cheer to our local troops overseas. They’re away from their families and missing out on holiday celebrations during their deployment. A great way to let them know that they are not forgotten, that we are behind them, and we are thankful for their service. Let’s put smiles on their faces as they open up a care package from their own hometown. Local schools are encouraged to make cards to go inside the packages.
November care packing days are scheduled for November 4 at COC Valencia Student Cafeteria, 9 a.m. to Noon and November 25 at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional packing days will be scheduled as needed and while postage funds are available. Sign up to help on packing days by email or at phone number listed below. Donations can be brought to packing locations during those timeframes or use the 24/7 donation bin for items at 21609 Oak Orchard Rd, Newhall, CA 91321 (by Master’s College). Large item pick-ups can be arranged. Tax-deductible postage funds are needed and can be mailed to Prayer Angels at the Oak Orchard address or donate online at
Most needed items: 100 Christmas Stockings, mini artificial Christmas Trees eight-inch and 10-inch, beanies, winter scarves, hand warmers (air activated packs), thick cotton crew socks (blk, tan, brn or wht), 100 cans (pop-top lids) of Ravioli, chili, hearty soups, stew, and fruits as well as peanut butter in plastic jars, Ritz type crackers, summer sausage, Jerky, trail mix, tuna kits, granola bars, individual drink packets for water bottles (like Propel, Crystal Light), instant oatmeal and hot cocoa pkts, individually wrapped snacks , cookies, candy (chocolate ok November to February). Please remember to check the expiration date, packages can sometimes take up to three months for delivery. We are also in need of: Specialty ground coffee (like Starbucks), unscented baby wipes, body wash, deodorant, foot powder, three/four blade razors, batteries (AA/AAA), crossword puzzles/Sudoku, automatic pencils, pens, blank cards to write home, writing tablets, envelopes and International calling cards (ATT only).
Contact Suzon Gerstel via email:, or by phone: 661-799-8865. Add a deployed troop to receive care packages by email or website: Be sure to include your contact information. 




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