Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fred Jordan Missions' and Foot Locker to hold Annual Back-to-School Giveaway for Underprivileged Kids

5,000 Underprivileged Kids Receive Brand New Athletic Shoes, Clothing & School Supplies at the Fred Jordan Missions' 20th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway

105,000 Children Have Been Helped Over the Last 20 Years Because of a Unique Partnership Between Foot Locker and the Fred Jordan Missions


Several thousand of Southern California's underprivileged children receiving brand new athletic shoes at the Fred Jordan Missions' 20th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway

Thousands of brand new articles of clothing donated by K.I.D.S., Lucky Brand Jeans and distributed by hundreds of caring volunteers.

5,000 children and their families enjoying Los Angeles' largest birthday cake donated by VONS celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Back-to-School Giveaway

Skid Row's second-ever Red Carpet Fashion Show featuring Mayor Antonio Villagarosa walking children down the runway modeling their new athletic shoes, clothes and backpacks.

The Streets of Skid Row transformed into a giant hair salon, providing free hair cuts for the children, donated by Paul Mitchell The School


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, beginning at 10:00am


FRED JORDAN MISSIONS, 445 Towne Avenue, Skid Row Los Angeles (corner of Towne and East 5th Street)


The Fred Jordan Missions, open 365 days a year since 1944, provides nutritious meals for hungry families and after-school education for at-risk children; 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., operates approximately 4,000 athletic specialty retail stores in 20 countries in North America, Europe and Australia. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channel Footlocker.com/Eastbay, the Company is the leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.

Other sponsors include: In-N-Out Burger; KIDS; Avery Dennison; Wal-Mart; Lucky Brand; Edgewood Press; Children's Network; Barbara Walden; Shelter Partnership; Vision LA; Children's Hunger Fund; Colgate/Palmolive; Los Angeles Info Line; Phillips, Lerner, Lazon & Jamara, LLP; Xpress Supplies; Early, Maslash, & Van Dueck; Allen Schwartz; Fargo Logistics and Kids Kapp With Love.


Fred Jordan Missions

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