THE LOS ANGELES MISSION HOSTS NATIONAL BAREFOOT
Mission Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Soles4Souls Shoe Giveaway June 6th
WHAT: NATIONAL BAREFOOT WEEK will be celebrated with the giveaway of
several thousand pairs of new shoes at the Los Angeles Mission – as the Mission
kicks off its 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Soles4Souls is the title sponsor the series of events nationwide (June 1-7),
encouraging people to temporarily go barefoot and donate their shoes. Events
will be held in six cities with nearly 10,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed.
At the Los Angeles Mission celebrities and other volunteers will distribute the
new shoes as part of this effort. Shoes are donated by manufacturers, shoe
stores and individuals.
WHEN: Monday June 6, 2011
8:00 AM Set-up
9:00 – 11:30 AM Shoe distribution
WHERE: Los Angeles Mission
303 E. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The distribution will take place on the front patio of the Mission.
WHO: CaCee Cobb (Price of Beauty on VH-1), Donald Faison (Scrubs),
and other volunteers will be handing out the shoes. Los Angeles Mission
President Herb Smith will be also available for interviews.
WHY: Footwear is a critical need for the homeless in Los Angeles. Many
homeless and poor have foot issues because of ill-fitting or worn shoes, and the
inability to take care of their feet adequately. New, correct sized shoes will
make a big difference to their overall health and well-being.
focuses on providing free shoes to needy people around the world. The
organization collects and distributes both new and “gently worn” shoes.
Soles4Souls was started by professionals in the footwear industry who use
industry resources to make a difference around the world.