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Stockings with Care
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Win $250 in Booze from MUG

Our annual holiday appeal to get your ho-ho-ho on for a very good cause—Stockings With Care—the nonprofit organization that gathers up Christmas wish lists from kids in NYC shelters and at-risk environments and then assigns Santas to take care of one or all of their three wishes. For most of the 2,000 kids involved, the presents from volunteer Santas are the only ones they'll get. All gifts are given to the parents or caregivers in time for the holidays, so the old Santa magic remains intact.

This is the Stocking with Care's 20th anniversary, but with the economy as it is, even great organizations like theirs are coming up short: right now they have many more kids than Santas. They could really use your help.

To be a Santa this year, fill out the short form here.

Want to help but short on time? You can make a tax-deductible donation and Stockings with Care's team of Santa Shoppers will hit the stores for you. Every penny of your donation goes to buying gifts for the children.

Want to help but short on cash? Volunteer for their Santa's Workshop drive, Thursday, December 8th through Sunday, December 11th.

[Santa silhouette
via Shutterstock]

Grand Prize
From MUG to you: a gift certificate of $250 at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirits for wine, bourbon, bubbly, gin, or whatever you like!

2nd Prize
$100 gift certificate to Bottlerocket for holiday spirits.

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in the United States who are at least 21 years of age may enter.

Sweepstakes Starts
November 21, 2011 @ 02:22 pm (EST)

Sweepstakes Ends
December 11, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (EST)

The rules are simple. "Like" us on Facebook and we'll enter you in a contest to win $250 of booze for the holidays from a NYC wine store. Second place is $100 of booze.

We won't use the information you provide for anything at all (except to pick, in a random drawing, two winners): we just want you to Like Us, really Like Us!

You can also enter by emailing us at with the word 'booze' in the subject line. One entry per person, please.


Happy Holidays from MUG!


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