New Winter Boots Donated to Low-Income Families in Chicago
Toyota Donates Nearly 200 New Winter Boots To Low-Income Chicago Families through the “Walk in My Boots” Program
In the midst of one of Chicago’s most brutal winters on record, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project took time out from the Chicago Auto Show to help area low-income families by providing new insulated winter boots to more than 100 families served by The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center on the Near West Side of Chicago.
While many programs offer winter coat giveaways, a person’s feet are often left vulnerable to freezing temperatures and even frostbite. With this donation, many families will be shielded from the cold. In addition, Toyota made a $15,000 donation to The Salvation Army Chicago Metropolitan Division, enabling them to continue to provide support for families in times of crisis.
LaTasha Walker has been coming to The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center for the past 15 years. She looks after seven children, ranging in age from 3 to 11, and says having boots for all of them is a blessing. "It's nice knowing that their feet are warm and that they won't get wet," said LaTasha. "Toyota is absolutely wonderful for doing this for our families."
Her daughter Audreanna, 11, loves her new boots. "They're so comfortable! I just want to wear them all day," she said. "It's so cold out, so it was nice of Toyota to give us boots because now we can step in the snow and twist in the snow and do all kinds of fun stuff like have snowball fights. Now I can stay outside longer and I won't be freezing."