Buy: Roma Boots
Gives: A pair of wellies to child in need
Roma Boots merges womens fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot.
Roma’s mission is to keep feet warm and dry by providing a comfortable, durable and practical pair of Roma Boots to every poor child living in cold and wet climates.
The company’s “one for one” concept sends a pair of rubber boots to a child living in poverty for every pair bought. Additionally, ten percent of all proceeds funds educational initiatives around the world.
Roma was founded in 2010 by Samuel Bistrian, who wanted to combine his love of fashion and philanthropy to help children in his home country of Romania. Roma’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid, but to educate.
Samuel Bistrian grew up in the remote village of Benesti in pre-revolutionary Romania, where he experienced first hand the struggles of growing up in poverty in a communist ruled country.
And though Bistrian and his family immigrated to the United States when he was only eight, his parents taught him and his eleven brothers and sisters to never forget their humble beginnings, to display gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon them and to always give back to those less fortunate. So for the next twenty years, giving back is exactly what Bistrian set out to do.
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