LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More than 4,000 underprivileged children Thursday were receiving, what will be for many, their first pair of athletic shoes during Foot Locker’s “Cares for Kids Back-To-School Giveaway”.
The event began at 9 a.m. at Fred Jordan Mission, 445 Towne Ave., on Skid Row.
The partnership between Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker will provide thousands of children with shoes, clothes, school supplies and food for the start of the school year.
In-N-Out burgers and haircuts were also provided.
The Cares for Kids Back-To-School Giveaway, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has provided more than 125,000 children with items valued at well over $30 million since its inception, officials said.
All items are donated by companies and individuals.