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Donations "In Kind" Accepted
Entering into our 6th year, A Walk in Their Boots has grown steadily since its humble beginnings in 2012. With that so too have our needs for support of all kinds. Yet at this time, we have yet to seek 501c3 status as a non-profit organization but will be exploring this following the conclusion of the 2017 event. However, donations can only be accepted "in kind", so in other words specific items donated to help us in providing the tools and resources needed to conduct the event and help it grow.
Out-of-pocket expenses for holding the 2016 event were shouldered by members of the planning committee. Those items included the printing of flyers and posters, purchasing the web site domain and hosting plan, printing of veteran letters of invitation and the postage required to mail them.
Various businesses, Big Johnís Close Outs, Chick-fil-A, Edward Jones Investments, Food City, Ingles Markets, and Walmart, which are also listed on our Sponsorship Page, provided the food and beverages needed to host our first annual Veteran Luncheon. Our partners in Veteran Hospitality, Borderview Christian Church of Elizabethton Tennessee provided the volunteer manpower and means to cook and serve meals for our veteran guests and their family members. For those items not covered by donations, individual members of Borderview Christian and our event staff bore the remaining expense. Over 140 meals were served.
With the huge success of the 2016 event coupled with the anticipated growth for 2017 will stretch us in every aspect so we need your help and support!
Our needs for the following essential items will help us support our mission in honoring our Veterans;
For Veteran Outreach:
Business Class Size Envelopes to mail Veteran Invitations to registered Veterans
8-1/2" x 11" Standard Paper for the Veteran Invitation mailer
First Class Postage Stamps
For Saturday's Veteran Luncheon:
Hot Dogs, Buns, Ketchup, Mustard, Onions, Baked Beans, Sweet Cole
Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy, Cakes
Beverages - Iced Tea, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Hot Chocolate, Ice
Plastic Plates, Utensils and Cups - Napkins - Basic Cleaning Supplies
For Event Logistics and Basic Needs:
Large Garbage Can Liners
200 Feet of Rope (For the Crowd Line)
Printing of event literature; Posters and Fliers, On-Site Signage, Visitor Schedules and Maps
Bathroom Tissue and Paper Towels
If you or your business can help with any or all of the above we would be most grateful. Please kindly contact by email Eric Montgomery or by giving him a call at 412-726-6665. We thank you for your support and consideration in helping us to make our event another success in 2017!
Learn how your organization can help us grow by visiting our Sponsorship Information Page!
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