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The Journey Continues
Today, Boots for Kids serves six shelters across Bay, Genesee, Lapeer, Saginaw and St. Clair
counties and is made possible by the astounding support of many community partners.
Every year, as the donations and support grow, so does the need for boots. Given the
difcult economic climate and the persistent rise in homelessness, Moliterno and her
community partners hope to collect even more boots during this winter.
“The number of people who utilize our services is constantly growing,” said John
Knickerbocker, development director, Carriage Town Ministries. “Mother Nature can be
very cruel, and we’re grateful to HAP and all of the Boots for Kids community partners for
helping us to keep children warm and safe this winter.”
“Boots for Kids is an opportunity to touch lives through a simple act of kindness,” said
Moliterno. “Coming from humble beginnings myself, I recall how important it was to
receive help in times of need. Now, when I see children trying on their new boots, I see
myself through their smiles. It’s our way of living HAP’s mission to enhance the health and
well-being of the lives we touch.”
How You Can Get Involved
Donate Merchandise or Cash
• Child size boots
• Donations are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of all
contributions are used for the purchase of new boots.
Serve as a Drop-Of Site
From October through the end of January.
HAP employees and volunteers facilitate boot collection, provide
drop-of boxes and deliver the donations to participating shelters.
Drop-of sites will receive a kit with a box, fyers and seed pair of boots.
To make a monetary contribution, sign-up as a drop-of site or learn more about Boots for
Kids, call Anita Moliterno at
(810) 230-7404
or email her at
amoliterno@hap.org
.
Follow us on Twitter @HAPMichigan, check us out on youtube.com/healthallianceplan or
visit
hap.org/bootsforkids
for campaign updates.
The number of children living in poverty in
Michigan grew by 64 percent over the past decade.