PAULDING — Den Herder Funeral Home is proud to be participating in their eleventh annual Christmas Stockings for Soldiers initiative.

Residents in the community may visit Den Herder Funeral Home and pick up a free Christmas stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer.

Stuffed stockings must be returned to the funeral home by Monday, Dec. 2.

Den Herder Funeral Home will then ship the stockings to troops abroad in time for Christmas.

“This is a great way for us to show our support for the troops, while giving them a little taste of home for the holidays. Last year we shipped over 200 stockings, I am hoping we can reach even more of our brave service people this year,” said John Den Herder.

Den Herder Funeral Home is one of nearly 800 family owned funeral homes nationwide certified as an exclusive Veterans and Family Memorial Care Provider.

Anyone wishing to stuff a Christmas stocking for one of our heroes overseas may stop by Den Herder Funeral Home, located at 1000 W. Wayne St., Paulding, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.