Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry Surprises Dallas Family with Gifts and Appearance by Professional Football Player Jason Witten

Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry Surprises Dallas Family with Gifts and Appearance by Professional Football Player Jason Witten

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Army veteran Manuel Amaya, Jr., center, and his family, Norma, Marcos, 12, and Isabella, 20 months, react to a surprise greeting from professional football player, Jason Witten, not pictured, to kick off the sixth annual Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Sears)

Professional football player, Jason Witten, gives a high five to Marcos Amaya, 12, as his father Army veteran Manuel Amaya, Jr., background, looks on during a surprise to kick off the sixth annual Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Sears)

Army veteran Manuel Amaya, Jr., left, and his family, Norma, Marcos, 12, and Isabella, 20 months, pose for a photo with professional football player, Jason Witten, during a surprise to kick off the sixth annual Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Sears)

Army veteran Manuel Amaya, Jr. and his family, Norma, Marcos, 12, and Isabella, 20 months, react after receiving gifts and a gift card from Sears as a surprise to kick off the sixth annual Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Dallas. Professional football player, Jason Witten, not pictured, was on hand to surprise the family. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Sears)

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Support a Hero This Holiday Season

Thousands of active-duty soldiers will be away from home this holiday season. Sears is calling on America to join us to help bridge the miles and make the holidays a little easier for the men and women who serve our country through the Heroes at Home Wish Registry. You can help military families by donating in-store or online now through Nov. 22.

The Wish Registry, a seasonal extension of the Sears Heroes at Home program, gives deployed service members a chance to send their love home by providing the means for them to purchase practical gifts such as clothes, toys and holiday decorations. The program distributes 100 percent of funds received back to military families across the country. Through the generosity of Sears customers and associates, we're proud to have raised more than $18 million and helped more than 100,000 families since the Wish Registry launched six years ago.

On October 1, 2013, Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry and professional football player Jason Witten surprised the Amaya family of Dallas, TX. Manuel Amaya, Jr. is an Army veteran, who just moved into a new home with his family. Sears gifted the family with clothing, items for the home and a gift card for $1,000.