Woman’s Club fills Christmas stockings for troops overseas

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Woman’s Club of Brielle members [from left] Lucy Sanzalone, chair of the civic engagement service program, and Gail Harren, club president, prepare Christmas stockings for delivery. COURTESY OF GAIL HARREN

BRIELLE — The Woman’s Club of Brielle is getting into the holiday spirit with Operation Yellow Ribbon. Club members have purchased and filled 45 Christmas stockings, which will be sent to troops stationed overseas.

Operation Yellow Ribbon is a 501[c][3] nonprofit organization run by volunteers in support of the United States Military personnel serving in the Middle East. A main focus of the organization is collecting supplies and other goodies to be sent to the troops overseas.

According to Operation Yellow Ribbon’s website, the organization has already sent 44,820 pounds of supplies to troops this year.

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The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs [NJSFWC] website states that clubs throughout New Jersey have participated in Operation Yellow Ribbon for ten years by preparing and sending holiday stockings to military stationed overseas during the holiday season.

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