FAQ About Roma Boots
Q. What is Roma Boots?
A. Roma Boots is a socially conscious 'buy one give one' boot company that merges fashion with philanthropy. For every pair of boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to impoverished children living in cold and wet climates.
Q. How was Roma founded?
A. Samuel Bistrian, who was born in a small village in Romania, conceived of the idea in 2009 after more than a decade of taking annual trips to Romania where he saw children roaming the streets with sandals, broken shoes or no shoes at all, through mud, rain and snow. Samuel decided it was time to do something about it and founded Roma Boots in 2010.
Q. What does Roma mean?
A. Roma is amor spelled backwards. Amor means love, which is Roma’s primary motivation. It is also the proper term for the gypsy people, who are generally a poor, marginalized population that Roma initially provided most of our donations to.
Q. Are the boots you give only for the Roma children?
A. No. We want to help the most impoverished children of the world, especially street children and orphans. The majority of the children we have served so far have been Roma.
Q. How can I help promote your cause or get others involved?
A. There are many ways to help by donating, spreading the word, or organizing events. Whether you are a student, a stay-at-home mom, an event coordinator or activist, we would like to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com.
Q. Where is Roma Boots located in Dallas?
A. Roma Boots is headquartered in Shops at Park Lane across from NorthPark Mall. Our address is 8060 Park Lane, Suite 126, Dallas, TX 75231 (next to Gordon Biersch)
Q. What are Roma Boots made of?
A. They are made of natural rubber and have a quick-dry cotton lining and a three-layer insole for total comfort.
Q. What size should I order?
A. Our women's Roma Boots run a half size large and only come in whole sizes. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing down.
Q. How wide are Roma Boots around the calf?
A. Please see our SIZE CHART for calf sizing.
Q. Where are Roma Boots manufactured?
A. Our manufacturer is a fair trade factory and is currently in China. The factory adheres to sound labor conditions and is routinely visited by Roma staff to ensure our work standards are maintained.
Q. What is Roma Foundation?
A. Roma Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and nonprofit subsidiary of Roma Provisions, created to carry out Roma's global mission of "giving poverty the boot"! For every pair of boots Roma Provisions sells, Roma Foundation donates a pair of boots to a child in need and supports educational initiatives.
Q. How often do you distribute boots and how?
A. We have quarterly boot drops where we partner with Non Government Organizations and other nonprofits to distribute the boots. We conduct boot drops directly on the streets, in schools, parks or inside specific facilities. It is a joy to see the faces of these precious children when we fit them with their new Roma Boots!
Q. Why rain boots?
A. Rain boots are the most basic and practical necessity in cold and wet climates. Because most rural areas don’t have the luxury of paved roads, children are forced to walk through deep snow, mud and slush without proper footwear. Rain boots are essential.
Q. What if I don’t need a pair of boots, can I still purchase a pair for a child in need?
A. Yes. Please CLICK HERE.
Q. Why do you support educational initiatives?
A. The majority of the children that we help are illiterate. We strongly believe in the Chinese Proverb, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our ultimate goal is to help these kids break out of their cycle of poverty. We can only accomplish that by supporting their education.
Q. How can I get involved in your cause?
A. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at 8060 Park Lane, STE 126, Dallas, TX 75231