Alleva Construction Supports
2nd Annual Lacing Up For Freedom Walk

Lacing up for freedom

– Local contractor Michael Alleva takes a stand against human trafficking and unethical labor practices.
His Hackensack based Construction company is one of the local companies sponsoring this years LACING UP FOR FREEDOM walk.
As a licensed reputable residential contractor he knows to well the disparities between a fair wage paying job and the cost of a job handled by contractors that do not pay their employees well.
With slave labor being a large percentage of the human trafficking that exists around the globe he felt this charity and their work was a perfect fit for his company.

Alleva Construction has been in business for over 25 years and prides themselves on quality and excellence along with ensuring that each employee is treated with respect and earns a fair wage.
Something Alleva says is not always done in the contracting world.

This years walk will take place at the Ridgewood Duck Pond on May 16th and is being hosted by Durga Tree International.
Durga Tree International is a Ramsey, NJ-based non-profit based co-created by Beth and Tim Tiger and Jess Hoertel, that has raised over $100,000 for smaller, grass roots charities devoted to ending modern day slavery around the world.
Durga Tree International’s mission is to “take the homework out of becoming involved in this movement by qualifying hardworking, worthy organizations from around the world, becoming the fundraising vehicle they so desperately need.”

All registered walkers will receive an event t-shirt, a water bottle, a wristband, a giveaway bag and other sponsor-donated goodies.
The walk is approximately 5 miles in total: 2.5 there and 2.5 back along a comfortable and even leveled walking path.
It usually takes 30-60 minutes for participants to complete the walk, depending on your speed.
After the walk, participants are invited to join in a catered meal with musical entertainment, sponsorship vendors and prizes.
For more information, visit their website,
They can be reached at or by phone at 973-461-6621.

Last year’s event raised over $40,000 and this year’s walkathon is slated to be an even bigger event.
This year, Durga Tree International is also collaborating with several other local business’s and Almost Home Dog Rescue will be taking donations for their shelter as well as doing pet adoptions all day.