Would You Come to Skid Row for Shoes?

Would you wait in line for three days on dangerous, filthy inner city streets with thousands of other mothers and children, hoping and praying that when you get to the head of the line, there will be new shoes, clothes and school supplies for your children?

Parents, if you can afford to take your children shopping for new shoes, clothes and school supplies, please don’t take it for granted.

One 13-year-old boy came to the Mission’s Back-to-School New Clothing Giveaway wearing women’s shoes. The kids made fun of him at school, but when a Foot Locker employee put a pair of new shoes on John’s feet, his smile lit up the room. No more women’s shoes!

That day, John, and nearly 5,000 other children received new shoes and socks, pants, shirts, a backpack, school supplies, haircuts, and In-N-Out cheeseburgers hot off the grill!

More than 80% of the students in the Los Angeles schools come from poverty, and the worn-out clothes on their backs is one visible sign of the poverty that afflicts more than three-quarters of these children. I am frank to tell you that I pray that we don’t have to turn away even one needy child this year.

Thanks to the generosity of Foot Locker, In-N-Out, and other generous companies, your gift of $25 will be stretched to outfit one child with new clothes and school supplies. $100 will help four needy children.

Will you please help these precious children? You may use a credit card when you phone toll free, 1-844-FJM -FOOD, or when you donate online, fjm.org, fjm.org.

The precious children whom you help will never know your name, but they will always remember that one day, someone loved them

Willie L. Jordan
(Mrs. Fred Jordan)