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Stuff stockings for soldiers

Stars for Stripes and Operation Give are sponsoring "Operation Christmas Stocking," an event aimed at putting a Christmas stocking into the hands of the 17,000 soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Individuals can help stuff stockings Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1775 W. 1500 South or Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 650 Komas Drive, (approximately 700 S. Foothill Drive), Salt Lake City.

Many of the camps where troops are stationed don't have a base exchange, so they can't buy the simplest amenities. Any contributions to the stockings are greatly appreciated.

A few of the suggested items to contribute include nonperishable food items, personal hygiene items, pens or pencils and paper, AT&T calling cards, playing cards and DVDs and CDs.

For more information, contact Paul Holton at 801-259-6336.