Wildcats proud to continue annual ‘Stockings Were Hung’ initiative
The Wildcats organization is built around a supportive family concept, and this
principle is not only shared within the team on the ice but is also emphasized
to be put into work in the community. There is an intrinsic belief among the
team’s leaders that supporting the people who support the club is of high
importance. That’s why the Valley Wildcats are once again partnering with this
year’s Stockings Were Hung campaign.
This season marks the ninth annual Stockings Were Hung fundraiser in the
Annapolis Valley. The campaign collects items to fill stockings and toys for
families in need at Christmas time. Collection boxes can be found at various
locations around the Valley, including at all Valley Wildcats home games.
Anyone can drop off gifts, which are collected, sorted and distributed to
children throughout the Valley. Both players and staff get directly involved in
the organization and distribution efforts. As part of the release surrounding
the campaign, the Wildcats had the following comment:
“Supporting our Annapolis Valley community is something that everyone here
at the Valley Wildcats takes immense pride in. This annual initiative has
tangibly helped so many people over the holiday season in our area. And as
‘wins’ go over the course of a season, this one may be of the most meaning.
Kudos to everyone involved in the effort.”
Just about any item that fits in a stocking can be donated. From toys to socks
and mittens, and even gift cards, make great stocking stuffers.
Volunteers also recommend card games, earbuds, books, or candy and treats.
Personal care items such as toothpaste, shampoo, hairbrushes and nail polish
are also suggested.
If you would like to donate to support The Stockings Were Hung campaign,
drop off a gift in the box at all Wildcats games in Berwick between now and