LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2018 – Foot Locker and Fred Jordan Missions will once again come together for what has become known as one of Southern California’s most notable back-to-school giveaways, dedicated to providing children with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. Over the past 30 years, more than 100,000 underprivileged children have received new athletic shoes, clothes, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and In-N-Out Burgers. This year’s annual giveaway will be held at the Fred Jordan Missions, located at 445 Towne Avenue, on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m.
Children, students and families look forward to this special day all year long. More than 100 Foot Locker associates, dressed in their signature black-and-white striped uniforms, will personally fit each child with new athletic shoes. For many children, this will be their first pair of brand new shoes. Foot Locker associates will then escort each child to tables piled high with gifts of new clothing, backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits. To top it all off, In-N-Out will bring their signature red and white food trucks to serve the children and their parents a delicious burger hot-off-the-grill, followed by a visit to Paul Mitchell’s tent, where stylists will cut and style each child’s hair.
“According to the most recent study from the Public Policy Institute, California has the highest child poverty rate in the country and an average of 22.8 percent or 2,000,000 of California’s children live in poverty. That is why Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker ‘Care for Kids’ back-to-school giveaway started, so that thousands of children could have the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. I deeply appreciate Foot Locker for their 30 years of partnership with the Mission, sending well over 100,000 impoverished children back to school with new athletic shoes and socks,” said Joe Jordan, President of Fred Jordan Missions.
Since 1944, the Fred Jordan Missions, (http://www.fjm.org) has fed homeless and impoverished men, women, and families with children in downtown L.A. The Mission has fed, clothed and housed some of the world’s most impoverished people by building orphanages, schools, hospitals, and missions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based, educational and relief organization.
Foot Locker is part of Foot Locker, Inc. is a specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,300 stores in 26 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Through its Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Footaction, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including Eastbay.com, footlocker.com and SIX02.com, the company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.