‘Toyota Walk In My Boots’ Community Outreach Project
Chicago, IL – While Toyota presents new vehicles at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, it is also donating $15,000 to The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division/Greater Chicagoland, to provide support for families in crisis.
Through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project to help Chicago area homeless families, new winter boots and socks will be given to residents of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge, a homeless haven for families in Chicago, located on 800 W. Lawrence.
The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge is a haven for women and men with children, along with married couples with children suddenly homeless because of eviction, disasters such as a fire or flood, loss of utilities, domestic violence, being stranded while traveling or other crises. The average stay is 63 days, but some stay longer, depending on the time needed to locate permanent living arrangements. The Booth Lodge also provides food, clothing, and housing and job search assistance, as well as, tutoring and after school activities for the children.
When: Saturday, February 11, 2017; Media check-in, 10:45 a.m.; Press Conference, 11:00 a.m.