4,000 Impoverished L.A. Children To Be Given New Athletic Shoes At 25th Annual
Fred Jordan Missions & Foot Locker "Cares For Kids Back-to-School Giveaway"
E!News anchor Terrence 'J' Jenkins to kick off event
Over 4,000 underprivileged children wait patiently in lines for hours
to receive, what will be for many, their first new pair of athletic
WHAT: shoes. The children will also be given new clothing, backpacks filled
with school supplies, In-N-Out burgers and hair cuts to help them
return to school ready to learn.
Terrence J, co-anchor of the international news program E! NEWS, and
former Foot Locker employee himself, will kick off the event by
escorting the first group of children into the Missions' Chapel, which
will be transformed into a giant Foot Locker store.
To help celebrate the 25^th silver anniversary of this annual event,
there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting, a silver anniversary cake
and a red carpet fashion show starring several of the children modeling
their new athletic shoes and clothes on the runway.
More than 125,000 children have received complete school outfits,
school supplies and clothesat the Mission's Back-to-School event in
the past 25 years, thanks to the generous partnership of individuals
and corporations like Foot Locker, In-N-Out, and others.
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
oChildren and families start lining up at 6:00am
oBack-To-School Giveaway begins at 9:00am.
Registration is not required.
WHERE: FRED JORDAN MISSION, 445 Towne Avenue, Los Angeles (corner of Towne and
East 5th Street)
The Fred Jordan Mission, open 365 days a year since 1944, feeds 1,000 people a
day and provides nutritious meals for hungry families, builds schools and
hospitals, and distributes food and clothing to people living on the street.
The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based, educational and relief organization
emphasizing education, job training, and self-reliance.
Foot Locker, Inc. Foot Locker, Inc., operates approximately 3,500 athletic
specialty retail stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia
and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids
Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well
as its direct-to-customer channels footlocker.com, Eastbay, and CCS.com, the
Company is the leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
Other sponsors include: In-N-Out Burger, Paul Mitchell Schools, Shelter
Partnership; Vera R. Campbell, Knit Works, John Paul Mitchell Hair Care, USC
School of Dentistry, Shelter Partnership Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Eisner
Pediatric & Family Medical Center, Merrill Lynch, Starbucks and Phillips
Lerner, a Law Cooperation.
Contact: Suzanna Choi
/PRNewswire/ -- Oct. 2, 2013/
SOURCE Fred Jordan Mission
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