YWAM Knoxville Stockings of Love

How it Works

Volunteers buy an 18" standard stocking and fill it with age appropriate toys, candy and fun things. Then they add age and gender appropriate underwear, socks, mittens and caps. They top off the stocking with fun shampoo and body wash, as well as a toothbrush and toothpaste! A child Bible or Bible storybook is always wonderful also!

These are all things many children in these areas need!

Buying any other gifts that don't fit in the stockings is ok also, as we supply large bags for extra items.

We then deliver these stockings to the parents or guardians of the children for them to give on Christmas morning. For some of these kids, unfortunately, these may be the only presents they receive.

With every stocking goes the prayers of wonderful people like you, and we know they will have lasting value and will reap eternal rewards!

Family receiving their Stockings of Love

How You Can Bring Jesus into a Child's Home this Christmas

Please sign up to be a part of this wonderful ministry, so desperately needed in Knoxville.

Click the links below to see what children still need to be adopted, their genders and ages, then sign up to bring the Light of Jesus and the truth of His birth into a child's home this Christmas!

Holston Oaks Area

We have served this area for many years and this is our 12th year doing Stockings of Love in Holston Oakes! These stockings will be delivered on December 18th.

View and sign up to adopt children for Stockings of Love in the Holston Oaks area

New River / Briceville Area

This specific group will be delivered in New River Community in Rural Appalachia December 3rd.

View and sign up to adopt children for Stockings of Love in the New River / Briceville area
Little boy receiving his Stocking of Love

The History of Stockings of Love

Stockings of Love was started over 10 years ago to show the Love of Jesus to needy children at Christmas Time. 

The vision was formed when Rob and Chris Ellis asked the children to whom they were ministering, were they excited about Christmas, and getting their Christmas Stockings.

Many of the children answered they had never received a Christmas Stocking. That year, Stockings of Love was born.

We recruit volunteers from churches around Knoxville to "adopt" a child, or children in the inner city of Knoxville, and the surrounding region of Rural Appalachia, and fill a stocking with all the things children love to receive.