The average soldier carries
more than 120lbs of gear in
unbearable conditions. They
do this each and every day for
each and every one of us!
We are always seeking
To learn more about this
please contact us!
PUT ON SOME BOOTS AND
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND
Walk A Mile In Their Boots is a fully registered
nonprofit organization that was established
with the sole intent to raise awareness and
support for other local military and veterans
The soles of a friend’s boots and also a
wounded combat veteran, Army Specialist
William Kohler, inspired a vision of compassion
that led to this organization. The broken down
and worn out soles of a soldier’s boots is the
proof of the selfless sacrifice that all our
service men and women endure for our P.O. Box 1558
freedom. Their selfless sacrifice should be Derry, NH 03038
Have you ever thought about how easily the 603.361.7126
simple words “Thank You," being said to a firstname.lastname@example.org
veteran who has felt forgotten can speak www.walkamileintheirboots.com
volumes to their heart? It's the belief of this
organization that it should be said more often.
We recognize not just the soles of our soldiers
but also the soles of the veterans that stood
before them. They too deserve as much
appreciation as those that are fighting for our
Kelly Merchant - President
freedom at this moment. This organization is
Amy Boynton - Treasurer
about paying it forward to all our soldiers and
veterans. Shannon Book - Chairman
Amy Marquez - Secretary
Walk A Mile In Their Boots is
run solely by volunteers and
donations from people who
have the same vision of
Our Annual Walk Event
compassion that we started
With over 75 participants, our first ever walk event went with.
off without a hitch. The thought behind the “put on some
Christmas Card Challenge!
boots and support our troops” slogan was to show the As the Christmas season fast approached the reality of a
compassion for a soldier’s sacrifice. While boots were soldier’s sacrifice weighed heavy on our hearts. As we Pay It Forward:
not mandatory, the majority of our walk participants spend time with our families during the holiday season a
came wearing them! We made front page of the Union
Leader the following morning!
soldier somewhere sits alone and without theirs. We
Monetary donations may
asked people to send us their heartfelt personalized
Each year we choose a different local military or Christmas messages to send to our troops. Each year we
be made via our website
veterans support organization to donate proceeds from supply the Christmas Cards with their messages and send mailed to our PO Box.
our walk. We were proud to donate to both The Pease the cards overseas.
Greeters as well as NH’s Operation: Military Kids in Volunteers are always
2010. In 2011 we chose Liberty House Veterans We filled an army truck with needed, email us for
Shelter as sole recipient of the proceeds from our walk all the collections for
event held on October 15, 2011. Operation Homefront from
details or visit our website
three local Dollar Tree for an application
Used book donations are
appreciated, email us for
Personal hygiene items
and non perishable snacks
may be donated at any
Collections for our troops
While planning our first annual walk event, we became Simply say “thank you” to
aware of some care packages that had been sent a soldier or a veteran!
overseas that had been destroyed when an IED
Valentines for Veterans
exploded. We immediately jumped on board with the
VFW Post 1617 Derry, NH Women’s’ Auxiliary to With the same theory as our Christmas Card Challenge, "This nation will remain the
replace these items. We put a collection box at our walk we turned to our veterans. We asked for heartfelt
land of the free only so long
event and collected hundreds of items to be sent Valentine’s Day messages. We put the messages into
overseas to these soldiers. We continue to take Valentines and send them off to local Veterans Hospitals. as it is the home of the
donations for overseas units as well as donate For this we received a Certificate of Appreciation from the brave." - Elmer Davis
ourselves as much as possible. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We are honored and
continue to do this each Valentine’s Day.