In 2015, Project MKC was approached by the Italian Scholarship Foundation about a partnership in bringing winter boots to students in Mahoning County. Through a $10,000 grant, Project MKC was able to distribute 214 pairs of Made in USA boots to students at schools and organizations all over Mahoning County.

In the last two years, MKC was able to provide 400 pairs of boots and warm winter socks to area students through an increased grant from the Italian Scholarship Foundation.

The children were so excited to receive a new pair of boots for the winter weather. For some, it was most likely the first new clothing item that they have ever owned. One student exclaimed, “it is like Christmas after Christmas!” A special thanks to Family Farm & Home in Austintown for working with MKC to order the boots!

Looking forward to another boot distribution in 2018, Project MKC and the Italian Scholarship Foundation look to form new partnerships to reach even more students. Please contact MKC if you are interested in becoming involved!