Donations "In Kind" Accepted
Entering into our 7th 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. We are willing to seek 501c3 status as a non-profit
organization but need help in completing the legal documents and funding the
application fee. 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 2017 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.
Big John’s 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. Nearly 200 meals were served to our honored
veterans and their families.
With growing needs in both volunteers and basic resources will
stretch us in every aspect so we need your 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
- Printing of the Veteran Invitation
- 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
Large Garbage Can Liners
- 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
or by giving him a call at 423-282-2829. We thank you for your
support and consideration in helping us to make our event another success!
Learn how your organization can help us grow by visiting our
Sponsorship Information Page!