Ian Joshua Miller was 12 years old when he was killed in a sledding accident in January of 2010.
He was not wearing a helmet when he was sledding on a saucer style sled and collided with a ski
lift tower, he died from traumatic brain injury. Please wear a helmet when sledding. The Emergency Department doctors found a message to all of us inside his boot. Ian had a Bible verse on a folded piece of paper inside his boot. It is James 1:2-4:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
As you can see this speaks to perseverance throughout all of the trials you may face. There are many people facing serious economic trials in their lives and can not afford to buy footwear for themselves or their families. We are here to help! Since we started in 2010 we have provided over 200,000 pairs of footwear in our local community, throughout the United States and all around the globe!
Our mission is to spread the good news of Ian's faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need! We do this by:
1.) Encouraging groups and individuals to sponsor collections for gently used shoes, winter boots and soccer cleats.
2.) Cleaning, sanitizing, packaging and shipping these items to where they are needed the most. We include in each pair of shoes or boots a copy of the verse that the doctors found "In Ian's Boots."
3.) Soliciting manufacturers and retailers for donations or deep discounts on surplus stock and overruns then arrange for the distribution of the shoes and boots.
4.) Using individual donations and corporate grants to purchase, clean and ship shoes and boots to where they are needed the most.
5.) Working with other local charities, schools and businesses to both collect shoes and to assist with distribution.
You can impact In Ians Boots Inc. by joining our Footprints journey and by becoming a fundraiser. Join a campaign and download the Charity Footprints' free mobile fitness application and #GetFitGiveBack.
In Ians Boots Inc. 1501 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown, PA, 19465
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