LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More than 5,000 underprivileged children received brand new shoes, clothing and school supplies Thursday thanks to a partnership between Foot Locker and the Fred Jordan Mission.READ MORE: Fired USC Dean Marilyn Flynn Pleads Not Guilty In Corruption, Bribery Case Of LA City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas
Children and their families started lining up at 5 a.m. outside of the Fred Jordan Mission, 445 Towne Avenue, on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
The Back-To-School Giveaway, which has been an annual event for the past 24 years, began at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
More than 60 Foot Locker associates were on-hand to ensure that each child is custom-fit with the perfect shoes. Children also got a new pair of socks.READ MORE: LAPD, LA School Police Investigate Sexual Assault Of Female Student In Hamilton High School Boys' Bathroom
“Over the 24 years, it’s been in excess, a little over 100,000 pairs of shoes that we’ve been able to put on the feet of kids here in the community of Los Angeles,” Javier Avila of Footlocker said.
The streets of Skid Row were also transformed into a giant hair salon, providing free haircuts for the children, donated by Paul Mitchell The School volunteers.
In-N-Out Burger served meals to all who attended.MORE NEWS: FDA Panel Meeting Tuesday To Review Pfizer Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11
The Fred Jordan Mission is open 365 days a year and feeds approximately 1,000 people daily.