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Veterans One-stop Center to launch inaugural 'REBOOT' virtual fundraising event


Thu, Nov 2nd 2023 07:20 pm

The week of Nov. 6-11, the Veterans One-stop Center is hosting an inaugural virtual fundraiser called “REBOOT.”

A press release stated, “The ‘REBOOT’ campaign is a one-of-a-kind fundraising opportunity that brings together our area’s vibrant arts community and the generous spirit of Western New Yorkers. Thirty pairs of leather boots have been reimagined: hand-painted, tattooed, stitched, adorned, wood-crafted and handcrafted by local artisans and makers.

“One boot from each of the pairs will be given out to local ‘REBOOT RECRUITS,’ members of our community who have been recruited to fundraise and further the mission of the Veterans One-stop Center. It is an online campaign, and once the ‘RECRUITS’ meet their fundraising goal and graduate, they will receive the second boot to their pair as a reminder that local veterans need this community’s respect and support.”

On the website www.vocwny.org, one will find:

√ A “REBOOT” logo link to a list of “RECRUITS” and individual fundraising pages;

√ A photo gallery of reimagined boots and the artist that created them; and

√ Services, resources and contact information for Veterans One-stop Center.

View the “REBOOT” promo on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ic8ajyCDbg

About the VOSC

The Veterans One-stop Center is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Buffalo that serves the 174,000 veterans in 12 counties across WNY. A press release noted, “Our services bring people, resources and organizations together to improve the quality of life for those who have served or who are serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.”

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