Yes, Christmas is still a ways out. But to send hundreds of care packages to Montana military personnel who will be away this Holiday Season takes some time and planning.

How would you like to show some appreciation for our Montana military men and women this Holiday Season by providing for them a little taste of home during the toughest time of the year to be away from their family and friends? Adopt A Sox is local non-profit organization that makes sure these men and women of our military from Montana know they are loved and thought of during Christmas.

Here's How You Can Help Adopt A Sox

Right now, Adopt A Sox is looking for $5 donations for small footballs that they can include in their care packages. You can put a personal message on the football with a pen or Sharpie that will definitely put a smile on a deployed Montanan this Christmas.

To purchase a football just click on the button below.

photo courtesy of Adopt a Sox

The footballs will be included in a package that contains many items such as:

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Travel games
  • Christmas cards
  • Playing cards
  • Personal items like shampoo & conditioners  lotion, mouthwash

The preparation of these packages is a year-round process. Throughout the year, non-perishable items, such as books, DVDs, puzzle books, small travel games, Christmas cards, playing cards, etc. are gathered and stored.  Hotels are contacted to request donations of shampoo, lotion, conditioner, mouthwash, etc.  Each of these items needs to be taped shut prior to shipping.

Additional items include a star from a retired flag in a zip-lock bag along with a note from the Adopt A Sox team. Handmade caps and neck coolers, along with hand-made pillow cases are also sometimes included.

Adopt A Sox also welcomes volunteers to help put these packages together and get them sipped. If you would like to help them out, click on the button below.