Thanks to the cooperation of Juneau's three Rotary Clubs, Big K Footwear Wholesaler, Footstar Meldisco, Catholic Community Service and numerous other individuals, businesses and organizations.
Footwear For Families was once again able to distribute over 1,000 pairs ($20,000 worth) of new boots and shoes throughout Juneau and many communities in Southeast Alaska.
Footwear For Families would like to acknowledge:
Juneau's three Rotary Clubs for their annual financial contribution to this worthwhile project - Glacier Valley Rotary Club, Juneau Rotary Club and Gastineau Rotary Club.
Wings of Alaska and Capital Chevrolet for stepping up to the plate financially and allowing us to take advantage of closeout prices.
Juneau's Big K Footwear Wholesaler and Footstar Meldisco for giving us a rock bottom price on their clearance inventory.
The staff of Big K who ran pair after pair through the register and then boxed the footwear for shipping.
Catholic Community Service, especially Debbi Howard for inventorying, packaging, distributing, and documenting all boot shipments - a daunting task!
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club for meeting in mass for boot distribution at the Wings of Alaska Hangar.
Doing in two hours what it took a couple of individuals to do in a month! Dividing up for distribution over 800 pairs of Footwear among six southeast communities and three local charities.
Wings of Alaska for providing storage for boots from March through November, and for providing transportation of the footwear to Haines, Hoonah and Angoon.
LAB Airlines for providing footwear transportation to Kake.
Also, thanks to Healthy Families, Family Resource Center, Family Support Services and the Bridge Adult Day Program (Catholic Community Service programs); the Glory Hole; Angoon ANS; Haines Senior Center; Hoonah Indian Association; Organized Village of Kake; Nancy Hegre of Wrangell and Yakutat Tlingit Tribe for distributing this footwear throughout their communities.
Due to the ongoing generosity of the above individuals, organizations and businesses, many lives were touched. Thank you Juneau and thank you Southeast Alaska!
The Footwear for Families Team