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May 2018 Car Giveaway

Vehicles for Veterans

United States Marine Corps veteran Michael Dukes receiving the keys to his vehicle May 2018 Car Giveaway   On May 26th we celebrated another car giveaway at Gratitude Corner in Goodyear. This was our 30th vehicle giveaway in 3 years! We appreciate everyone who came out and joined us. We would like to thank the…

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Honoring Veterans of the USS Arizona

USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, USS Arizona was bombed. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.…

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Up By Their Bootstraps Gives Shane Rushton a Hand Up

Navy veteran Shane Rushton received a used Buick in great condition. We had a great time helping another Vet in need. Now that Shane has a working vehicle, his options will really open up. This vehicle donation was made possible thanks to Luke Talarico and John Fumo. We would like to extend a huge heartfelt…

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Veteran’s Lift Up Event – Feb 17th, 2018

Up By Their Bootstraps recently hosted a Veteran’s Lift Up event at Odyssey High School. We had a great time providing support services and breakfast to Veterans from all over the valley. We were thrilled to have so many Veterans attend our event. They were able to access free wellness checks, job application assistance, education…

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Follow-up to 2017 December Car Giveaway

The Phoenix VA Health Care System hosted Up by Their Bootstraps as we presented a car to a Veteran in need. The Marine Corp League was on hand to present the colors. PVAHCS Deputy Director Shawn Bransky welcomed participants and guests to the Phoenix VA and spoke about how much a difference having a vehicle can…

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A Christmas Poem by a Marine

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN…

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2017 December Car Giveaway!

Jones Ford Buckeye AZ

On Dec 8th @ 9 am Up By Their Bootstraps will be donating a vehicle to a veteran, which was donated by Jones Ford. We will be at the VA Hospital on the east side of the hospital under the flagpole. Please come out and show your support! Thank you to our sponsor! Jones Ford…

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Live Performance by Cory Leone Johnson at Gratitude Corner

Cory Johnson - My Country Point of View

We’re excited to announce two live performances by Cory Leone Johnson at Gratitude Corner on Nov 10th & 11th! Cory Leone Johnson is a Singer/Songwriter from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Cory has been singing since he was 3 yrs old and began playing guitar and writing songs at age 14. He spent summers in the “Oklahoma Honky…

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