Operation S.T.A.T. (Standing Tall for American Troops) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. Their mission is to honor the brave men and women who served selflessly to protect the freedoms we often take for granted and to ensure that our veterans are not forgotten. In 2014, the first chapter in New Jersey was started in Bethlehem Township.

As we embark on the holiday season, this will be their third year that the New Jersey chapter will be visiting our local Veteran’s Hospital in Lyons, NJ, on December 11th in order to deliver stockings and thank each one of the 350 veterans that will be calling the hospital home for the holidays.

Operation S.T.A.T. believes that one of the nicest things we can do for our vets is to remind them that “they” are not forgotten and how much we appreciate their service. As each stocking is hand delivered, the volunteers assure them of this.

Operation S.T.A.T. is asking for your assistance to accomplish their mission. They are seeking travel size toiletries, single serving snacks i.e. Fruit snacks, chips, cookies, granola and protein bars, tee-shirts, socks, puzzle books and chess and checker sets. They are also seeking quilters, knitters and crocheters for small lap blankets (30x40). Any corporation or small businesses that would like to donate any company branded items are also appreciated. All donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off or mailed to:

Virginia Wilson c/o Montrose Molders
25 Howard Street
Piscataway, NJ 08854

If you would like to make a monetary donation please send to:

Operation S.T.A.T.-NJ Chapter
PO Box 5084 Clinton, NJ 08809
EIN# 46-3278964

Operation: STAT is a register 501 (c) (3) organization so your donations are tax-deductible

If you would like to learn more about Operation S.T.A.T. or become involved with our organization visit our Facebook page: Operation STAT - NJ Chapter, or email Cynthia@OperationSTAT.org.