Christmas Boxes for Active Local Military
Adopt A Sox’s
(AAS) mission is to recognize and thank our actively serving Montana service men and women at Christmas, to show them that their own communities think of them and
appreciate their sacrifices. To do this, we invite the community to donate a wide range of specific useful items, tasty treats, and fun distractions.
For 2019, we shipped 234 boxes to deployed troops and handed out 130 "stockings" to local active duty military. We’ve already received some nice notes via Facebook from troops who received the community’s
Remember that this is a community effort — showing our military how much we appreciate their sacrifice. Thank you for your support!
The Impact of Our Gifts
We regularly receive letters from commanding officers of our Montana units sharing their experience with how the men and women they lead are emotionally refreshed by this gesture from
the community. Individual soldiers write letters and leave notes on Facebook expressing their appreciation of the feel of home in Montana that the gifts provide. We also get visits at events from soldiers once
they’ve returned home who humble us with their thanks, when it is they to whom we all owe our thanks. Click on the image of the letter for an example of what we receive and read other letters.
We also solicit monetary donations to help with shipping costs, for each of these big boxes costs up to $50 to ship! For troops not deployed, we raise money to include a gift card
from a local grocery store. Donations of money can be made at any First Security Bank, or by mail to Adopt A Sox, P.O.Box 6113, Bozeman, MT 59771-6113. Adopt A Sox is a 501(c)(3), which means that your donation is
tax deductible. Check with your tax professional to determine how this affects your specific situation.
Cash4Candy from Sayre Orthodontics
Sayre Orthodontics has been a
supporter of Adopt A Sox for several years with their Cash 4 Candy program. Children enjoy Halloween by going out and trick or treating. Each child brings their “loot”
to Sayre Orthodontics who gives them $2 per pound of candy donated, an additional $2 per pound goes to the child's school, and all the candy is donated to Adopt A Sox. In
, over 750 pounds of candy was donated. Definitely a win/win for all concerned!
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KTVM-6 Continues as Sponsor
e are pleased to announce that NBC-Montana KTVM will continue as our sponsor in
. Positive television coverage is critical to any organization trying to gain exposure, and for a small nonprofit, it’s effectively impossible to afford the cost. We are thankful for and honored by KTVM’s
interest in becoming involved as our ongoing strategic partner to help expand the reach of our voice in the way that only television can. So watch for AAS spots on NBC!
Also, if you have the opportunity, thank KTVM-6 for their significant support of Adopt A Sox and its mission — showing the community support of our Montana troops, our hometown heroes!