ROMA Boots and Demi Tebow are both partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide boots to refugee children displaced by the ongoing war in Ukraine. As winter steadily approaches Eastern Europe, cold-weather necessities are becoming even more important for those seeking shelter.
“For me, this [partnership] is very special — not only because I was born in Romania and am part Ukrainian, but because I was given hope over 30 years ago and I was able to migrate to the U.S. as a refugee,” says ROMA Boots founder, Samuel Bistrian. “To be able to donate 100,000 boots to Ukrainian refugees in the same region where I was born, to children who desperately need them, with a great organization like Convoy of Hope, is truly monumental.”
ROMA Boots donates one brand new pair of boots to a child in need for every pair sold. Over the last 12 years, the company has donated hundreds of thousands of boots in more than 30 countries around the world. The company’s mission is to bring impoverished children hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education.
“It’s been such an honor to be able to come alongside ROMA Boots and Convoy of Hope, to see firsthand the hope that these boots bring to children in need,” says Demi Tebow. “As winter begins setting in across Eastern Europe, refugees and impoverished children need help and hope more than ever. I’m honored to join ROMA and Convoy to help make a lasting impact in the communities that have been affected.”
Convoy of Hope remains committed to providing essentials to people caught in the crosshairs of the ongoing conflict. So far, the organization has distributed food, water, hygiene kits, baby supplies, blankets, toys, and other relief items to more than 2 million people across 16 countries.