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Bringing warmth to Vermonters experiencing homelessness this winter


Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel donates 145 pairs of winter boots to the CVOEO Holiday Inn Emergency Shelter

Vermont Business Magazine Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has joined the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity to support people experiencing homelessness by donating 145 pairs of warm winter boots.

When the pandemic began earlier this year, much of Chittenden County’s homeless population was moved from traditional homeless shelters, where social distancing is nearly impossible, to the Holiday Inn Emergency Shelter managed by CVOEO.

The Holiday Inn in South Burlington is currently housing 145 individuals experiencing homelessness, making it the largest shelter in the state.

CVOEO has gone above and beyond providing temporary shelter. They provide an array of services to help residents sustain housing and turned to community partners like Lenny’s to prepare for the cold winter months ahead.

“Lenny’s has brought warmth and kindness to people experiencing homelessness during this winter season,” said Adam Hall, CVOEO Holiday Inn Housing Advocate and Resource Manager. “Thank you for lifting our community!”

Source: WILLISTON, VT – Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel


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