LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Foot Locker associates Tuesday organized 4,000 pairs of new athletic shoes and socks for the company’s Cares for Kids Back-To-School Giveaway.

The sorting began at 9 a.m. at Fred Jordan Mission, 445 Towne Ave., on Skid Row.

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The partnership between Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker will provide thousands of underprivileged children with shoes, clothes, school supplies and food for the start of the school year.

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Foot Locker’s Cares for Kids Back-to-School Giveaway, which will be held Oct. 3, has provided more than 125,000 children with items valued at well over $30 million over the past 25 years, officials said.

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All items are donated by companies and individuals.