Boot Drive Benefits Horizons for Homeless Children

Boston – Employees from Turner Construction Company’s Boston Business Unit came together for the eighth year to donate 176 pairs of boots and gift cards to help support Horizons for Homeless Children in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury.

In eight years of donations, Turner staff have donated 1,425 pairs of boots to Horizons for Homeless Children.

Turner staff participated in the drive from various locations and jobsites, and were ultimately able to collect enough donations to provide every child in each of the centers a new pair of boots, as well as their siblings.

Typically, each Turner Construction Company location participating in the donation drive set up boards with boot-shaped tags, each of which had a name, age, and shoe size, and employees selected their own recipients. Donations benefited children of all ages. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company got creative and conducted the boot drive online for the 2020 effort.

Horizons for Homeless Children works to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.

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