About Us

Matt’s Stocking is a non-profit organization that facilitates the giving of Christmas gifts to children in need in Southern New Jersey.

The beginning

The ministry of Matt’s Stocking was born in the broken heart of his mother as she faced her first Christmas without him. What was she to do with his stocking? To pack it away in a box would make it seem as though he never existed; the thought of hanging it up empty was unbearable.

first year

The answer soon came: “Fill Matt’s Stocking for someone who needed a special blessing.” That was in 1997, and the stocking was filled for a young man. Telling him the story of Matt and the God he served gave peace and joy to his mother’s heart.

The impact

The following year, God touched an entire family and over the years hundreds of children have been reached through “Matt’s Stocking”. We now reach over 150 families in Cape May County, NJ every year with an average of about 3 children per family!

Join us at 6pm on Thursday, December 14th
at Seashore Community Church
for our Matt's Stocking Wrapping Party.


Please join us in helping others this Christmas
There are 3 ways you can help RIGHT NOW:

1. Pick up stockings from any of the below locations and bring the unwrapped gift back to that location.

 2 - Donate by sending a tax-deductible gift to this ministry. Please make the check payable to Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene earmarked ‘Matt’s Stocking’ to 446 Seashore Rd, Erma, New Jersey 08204

3 - 3. Click HERE to donate online through PayPal right now!


Everyone can help

Our goal is to celebrate the life of Matt Lassor and honor his giving spirit by giving back to children in need each Christmas.
Want to help us bring Joy to families in Cape May County?

Get in touch

If you have more questions on how you can participate, please let us know