Welcome to Keystone Military Families!
Volunteers proudly supporting the ENTIRE Military Family!
It is very easy to say we support our troops, it is another thing entirely to show you support them.
We are a 100% volunteer non profit organization. We provide support to deployed military and their families by sending letters & cards, personal care items, snacks and local favorites to the deployed personnel and logistical, economic support, and assistance to dependent families. We ship care packages all year and special packages upon request. Our family pantry currently is assisting 30+ families per week with food, clothing, baby necessities, and household goods. This support is also available to any PA veteran in financial crisis. All assistance is totally anonymous and we do not share any information with other agencies without specific permission.
Our current needs are shipping funds for our 2014 Stockings for Soldiers campaign and food to keep our pantry full over the holidays. Last year we shipped about 5,900 stockings to troops serving all over the world. Our postage was almost $29,000 just for the shipping. We can also use any small size snacks and toiletries (not hotel bottles), hand and foot warmers, white calf high socks for men and women, sewing kits, manicure sets, hard candy & candy canes, plastic holiday decorations and 18" to 24" Christmas stockings. The full list for our 2014 Stockings for Soldiers campaign is posted in the care package section.
For our pantry we are looking for turkeys and hams, large cans of yams, frozen filling, stuffing mix, frozen rolls, and anything you would use for a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Our pantry can always use any shelf stable foods like rice, flour, sugar, condiments, canned veggies and fruit, cereal (we use about 40 boxes per week), oatmeal, snacks, taco kits, tuna, canned chicken, canned hams and powdered milk, paper goods, cleaning supplies and laundry supplies. We also appreciate grocery gift cards in any amount that will allow the families to pick up fresh vegetables, fruits and meat. We will have an everyday list and special holiday list posted in the Pantry section by October 1st.
We accept cards and letters for care packages so even if you can't help financially you can still be a part of our program and volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions. Phone: 610-698-2122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the military or have someone serving our country you would like added to our care package list or penpal list (or both) please send an email to: Keystone Military Families and we will make sure they receive some letters and packages. If there is something special they need please be sure to let us know in your email. We will do our very best to get it in their care package! If underwear or T-shirts are requested please include sizes. You are also welcome to send us photos of your soldier no matter where they are from or where they are serving. We will add it to our gallery and post it on our Wall of Fame in our office.
Our mailing address is:
Keystone Military Families
16 E. Noble Ave
Shoemakersville, PA 19555
Our current Hours of Operation are **TUES, WED & SAT 10 AM to 2 PM**. Donation drop off can also be scheduled by calling the phone listed above. Please try to give us at least 48 hours notice so we can have volunteers available to assist.You are always welcome to visit us at this address during the posted hours of operation. Visitors are not only welcome they are encouraged! There is plenty of work for all who want to help!! Our location is very easy to find. It is just off Route 61 just 5 miles south of the Route 61S exit from I78 and 12 miles north of Reading, PA.
There is a link on the right side of the website where you can make a donation through Paypal or you can download our pledge/donation form and mail it to us. Your contributions are what keep the packages and mail flowing. We appreciate every penny! No donation is too small or too large and it all goes to shipping the care packages to our troops.
***If you are registering for the website, PLEASE, please be sure you include your correct email address and user name.*** There is a link at the top of the page on email settings. It will help make sure you get our reply. We are on moderated registration so each new member must be approved by an admin. If you do not receive your password within 24 hours please send us an email and we will check on the problem.