Foot Locker Donating New Shoes To Nearly 5,000 Needy L.A. Children At Fred Jordan Missions Annual Back-To-School Giveaway



Dozens of Foot Locker associates will distribute nearly 5,000 pairs of brand new athletic shoes for what has become one of the largest back-to-school giveaways, thanks to a unique 29-year partnership with Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker.

The sorting of the shoes is part of the preparations underway at Fred Jordan Missions on Skid Row, in anticipation of the Back-to-School Giveaway on Oct. 5, 2017.

Thousands of underprivileged children will be given new Foot Locker shoes and socks. New clothes, backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits are supplied by other generous partners. Stylists from Paul Mitchell Schools will provide haircuts, and In-N-Out will serve burgers and all the trimmings – sending the students back to school prepared to learn.   

In the past 29 years, more than 150,000 children have received new shoes, clothes, backpacks, hairstyles, personal care kits, and school supplies valued at more than $35,000,000.  All the items have been donated by caring individuals, schools, churches and companies.


TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017; Shoe Sorting 10:00am – 12:30pm                             

Come see thousands of pairs of new shoes, socks, clothing, backpacks and school supplies being sorted, organized and displayed for the Fred Jordan Missions Back-to-School Giveaway.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4, 2017 – Come preview the shoes and supplies the children will be given all day and night

THURSDAY, OCT. 5, 2017 –­­ Fred Jordan Missions partners with Foot Locker for its 29th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway. See the happy faces of excited children receiving new Foot Locker shoes and socks, new clothing, back packs, school supplies, Paul Mitchell Schools haircuts, and In-N-Out burgers with all the trimmings.


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


Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions,, has fed hundreds of thousands of hungry people and provided assistance to impoverished individuals and families since 1944. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based and educational relief organization that focuses on education, job training, and self-reliance.  

Foot Locker is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates more than 3,350 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including,, and, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.

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