Stockings for Soldiers drive to benefit West Haven VA

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NEW HAVEN — The SoHu Neighborhood Association is again holding a Stockings for Soldiers drive to benefit those at the Veterans Affairs medical center in West Haven.

Organizers are seeking donations of items such as bars of soap, socks, shave cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand lotion, deodorant, granola bars, raisins, Chapstick or lip balm, puzzle books, pens, hard candies, snack-sized cookies, tissue packets, gum, knit hats, Christmas ornaments (unbreakable), Slim Jims, Gold Bond powder and candy canes.

Any money donated will be used to buy items for the stockings. Volunteers also are being sought to crochet or knit hats and Christmas ornaments that are pinned to the stockings.

Deadline for donations is Dec. 4. Donations can be dropped off Mondays and Thursdays at 53 Pearl St. in New Haven. For information, contact Lisa 203-623-0857 or


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