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PUBLISHED: 2:57 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Coast Guard Women's Association donates stockings for Juneau children

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  The Coast Guard Women's Association recently completed its annual Christmas stockings for disadvantaged children project, in which more than 100 stockings were donated to Juneau charities.
The Coast Guard Women's Association recently completed its annual Christmas stockings for disadvantaged children project. More than 100 stockings were donated to Juneau charities who work closely with families in need. This year's recipients include St. Vincent DePaul's "Adopt a Family" program, and the A.W.A.R.E. Shelter's annual holiday party. Stockings were handmade by Coast Guard Women's Association volunteers and filled with donations from local businesses and private individuals. Stockings were made for children in the age range of newborns to teenagers.

The Coast Guard Women's Association thanks local businesses and organizations that supported this years project through their donations: Claire's, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard Juneau Officer's Association, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's Association, COSTCO, Dr. Ellenbecker, Fred Meyers, Foodland Super Drug, Hearthside Books, McDonalds, Dr. Moeller, Party Zone, Safeway, and Super Bear. Stocking donations were also received from private individuals and other organizations who wish to remain anonymous.

Coast Guard Women's Association Childrens Stocking Project Committee is made up of Rhonda Moser, Katy Vanderwerf, Laura Vanderwerf, Beth Handley, Maria Coffman, Peggy Ann Langlois, Eileen Nally, Melissa Mountcastle, Pam Kihlmire, Janet Coffin, Tamara Williammee, Leigh Lonardo and Melinda Palacio.


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