Operation Bootstrap’s Holiday Basket Project is Community at its Best

The Noel Hangar once again served as the staging area for Operation Bootstrap’s Holiday Basket Project during the 2018 holiday season. Our employees joined volunteers from all walks of life to match applicant families with a Christmas meal and gifts for children to unwrap.   The baskets are organized and delivered by volunteers just before Christmas.  

Operation Deport is an all-volunteer social service agency unique to Portage county that’s led by Roseann Depot, who helped start the agency in 1964.    The organization helps families with basic needs and offers assistance that is not available elsewhere in the community.  “We want to do things to take care of people who have fallen through the cracks,” Roseann DeBot says. “We’re the umbrella agency.  If people are lost, we help them get back on track.”

For more info on how you can become a volunteer or donor or Operation Bootstrap or its Holiday Basket Project, please call 715-344-9950.

John & Patty Noel have been Bootstrap volunteers for as long as anyone can remember!