Foot Locker Inc. will again partner with Fred Jordan Mission to distribute nearly 5,000 pairs of brand new athletic shoes to underprivileged children in the Los Angeles area.
Dozens of Foot Locker associates will distribute nearly 5,000 pairs of brand new athletic shoes for what has become one of the largest back-to-school giveaways, thanks to a unique 29-year partnership with Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker.
The sorting of the shoes is part of the preparations underway at Fred Jordan Missions on Skid Row, in anticipation of the Back-to-School Giveaway on October 5, 2017.
Thousands of underprivileged children will be given new Foot Locker shoes and socks. New clothes, backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits are supplied by other generous partners. Stylists from Paul Mitchell Schools will provide haircuts, and In-N-Out will serve burgers and all the trimmings – sending the students back to school prepared to learn.
In the past 29 years, more than 150,000 children have received new shoes, clothes, backpacks, hairstyles, personal care kits, and school supplies valued at more than $35,000,000. All the items have been donated by caring individuals, schools, churches and companies.
The shoe sorting will take place on Tuesday, October 3 at 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Come see thousands of pairs of new shoes, socks, clothing, backpacks and school supplies being sorted, organized and displayed for the Fred Jordan Missions Back-to-School Giveaway, which will take place on October 5.
Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has fed hundreds of thousands of hungry people and provided assistance to impoverished individuals and families. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based and educational relief organization that focuses on education, job training, and self-reliance.
Foot Locker is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates more than 3,350 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker,Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores.