About Roma – ROMA BOOTS

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About Roma


A. ROMA Boots merges fashion with philanthropy. For every pair of rain boots sold, we donate a pair of rain boots and school supplies 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 Provisions in 2010.

Q. What does Roma mean?

A. Roma is actually amor spelled backwards, which means love, which is ROMA’s primary motivation. It is also the proper term for the gypsy people, who are a poor, marginalized population that Roma is helping with proper footwear and school supplies!

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 helped so far are 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, organizing events or coming with us on a boot drop. 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 intern@romaboots.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.)