You can give children in need the gift of joy this Christmas by donating a toy or gift through Matt’s Stocking. This wonderful organization was born out of a family’s grief. Seeing their son’s Christmas stocking the first year after his death, they had two choices: tuck it away, or honor Matt by doing something good with it. They filled the stocking for a child in need. Years later, Matt’s Stocking has helped bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children in our own community.
This holiday season, Stainton’s is partnering with Matt’s Stocking to help bring awareness to this worthy cause. You’ll find stockings decorated with a child’s Christmas wish at local businesses like ours throughout Cape May County. Just pick up a stocking, fulfill the wish, and bring your donation back to that location.
To learn more about Matt’s Stocking, click here!
Stainton’s is partnering with Project Backpack to benefit kids in need, and you can help!
Every year, thousands of children living in poverty return to school without adequate supplies for the year. This can seriously affect a child’s education and leave them feeling inferior and embarrassed.
Your donations will assist Stainton’s with purchasing backpacks and filling them with grade-appropriate supplies for local students who need them. Together, we can help them get excited about the new school year and start it off on the right foot!
So how can you help?
- Donate supplies. You’ll notice a big “school bus” box at the front of the store where you can donate things like pencils, small pencil sharpeners, erasers, markers, crayons, highlighters, notebooks, child-safe scissors, and, of course, backpacks!
- Donate money. We have a collection box right at the register for monetary donations that will help us purchase all of the supplies listed above.
Every donation, no matter how small, can make a huge difference in a child’s life!
Even Santa Claus needs a helping hand this time of year. So we’re partnering with a beautiful charitable organization called Matt’s Stocking to help the Big Man spread joy to children throughout Cape May County.
After tragically losing their young son Matt to a car accident, Bob and April Lassor struggled at Christmastime with whether to hang his stocking. They decided to honor his memory by filling it with gifts for a child in need.
That idea blossomed into a non-profit organization that has brought Christmas magic to hundreds of families over the last 20 years.
To learn more about the organization and to donate, visit www.mattsstocking.org. There, you’ll also find a list of local businesses that offer stockings to fill and return for donation.
Be a little elvish and join their wonderful cause with us this Christmas!
This month, Stainton’s is partnering with the Ocean City Police Department to bring joy to underprivileged children through the Shop with a Cop program.
Your donations give children the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with Santa and several other fun activities before traveling to local stores with OCPD officers. Each child is given a gift certificate that allows them to purchase presents—and OC’s finest are at the ready to help them with their selections.
Your donations will also help fund other great holiday events sponsored by the OCPD, including a day spent with the kids at the 4th Street Head Start Daycare and a fun-filled evening at Ocean City Primary School.
Help us spread joy to the kids who need it most this holiday season! For more information or to make a donation, stop in to Stainton’s or give us a call at 609-545-8688.