Winter boot drive a community success!

Winter boot drive a community success!Pictured, from left, are Carol Mott of Richford, Linda and Ben Frisbie of Little Meadows, Joan Davis of Owego, and Joan and John Stoughton of Berkshire. Provided photo.

On Dec. 29, 2020, Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) partnered with the Berkshire Community Association, allowing use of the Berkshire Community Hall to stage a free winter boot distribution to young children in families in need in the Northern Tioga County Region of Richford, Berkshire, and Newark Valley.

Dick’s Sporting Goods generously donated the boots. 

Winter boot drive a community success!

Boot sorting by size and gender. Pictured, from left, are John Stoughton, Carol Mott, and Joan Stoughton. Provided photo.

TCRM worked with local agencies and individuals to find families in need and distributed 122 pairs of boots in Northern Tioga County. The groups that helped in this outreach included The Helping Hands Food Pantry of Berkshire, Project Neighbor of Newark Valley, The Berkshire Free Library, Carol Mott of Richford, and the Newark Valley Elementary and Middle Schools.  

The Tioga County Rural Ministry thanks Dick’s Sporting Goods for their boot donation and to everyone who helped with this project. 

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