Stuff a Stocking
"I am 6 years old. I am very happy to have your present. I have never had such a gift before. This is like a fairy tale. Thanks to God for you!" --Ligita, Stocking Recipient
Across Russia, millions of children are in crisis and have never heard of the Lord Jesus Christ. Share JOY this Christmas through the Stuff a Stocking project, reaching one child at a time for eternity. Since 2002 SOAR has used the Stuff a Stocking project to share the Gospel with needy Russian children at Christmas, and provide a doorway for local Russian churches to begin and cultivate relationships with orphanages in their region.
The Stuff a Stocking project is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child in Russia. You can be a part of it! In order to offset the increasing expense and red tape involved in importing gifts and aid into Russia, gifts are purchased and stockings filled in Russia.
Sponsor a Christmas stocking ($35) that will be filled with needed hygiene items, warm mittens & hat, snacks and other gifts for a needy child.
Sponsor a Russian children's Bible ($5) that each child will receive with their stocking.
Write a personal letter and attach a picture of your family (optional) for the child who will receive your gift. On the back of your letter is the Gospel printed in Russian. Curious what goes in a Stocking? Click Here to see an example!
Your stocking will bring joy to those who have no hope, plant seeds of faith and show them God's love in a tangible way. Thank you for making this Christmas a memorable one for these children!
Did you know that you can...
- Sponsor Online?
- Sponsor "in honor" of a friend or family member?
- Promote the Stuff a Stocking project through a church or school? Click here!
- Give towards this project at any time during the year?
- You can click here to download the letter form. You may then write your letter and send it to us electronically or via the mail! (Alternately, you may also submit your letter and picture via email and we will put it on the letter form for you!)
Quotes from the children:
"Thank you very much for a gift. I am very glad that such a good people like you exist. -- Moii
"Thank you for present very much, I got it! I saw your picture!" Lilia"Thank you for this gift, but even more thank you for the funny and kind people that you sent." -- Arsem
" I believe in Jesus! Thank you for your letter. Send me more letters." -- Iiya
"I am very glad that such good people like you exist. I want to write you very much and be a pen pal. I hope you will not let me down." -- Natasha
"Thank you for all the presents. This is the first time in my life when I got so many gifts at once! I am reading the Bible before I go to bed and I am having nice dreams. May God protect you! Warm greetings!" -- Ulia
Interested in getting involved with Stuff a Stocking in a tangible way?
SOAR Is in need of people to donate materials for and then sew the physical stockings that we will be stuffing full of gifts and delivering to the kids! We need approximately 2000 stockings sewed per year. If you are interested in this project, contact our office at 888-388-SOAR (7627) or 907-283-1961. Or, below you can find the stocking pattern and Instructions for sewing the stockings needed for this project.