Soles4Souls is partnering with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) to distribute over 300 pairs of Adidas and Kardashian Kollection shoes donated on behalf of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West to Los Angeles area at-risk students with the greatest of needs and the fewest of resources. The “Fab-Out Monday” event takes place on Monday, January 25, 2016 between 3:30 and 6 p.m. on the campus of Alliance-Gertz Ressler High School, located at 2023 S. Union Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
In early December 2015, Kim Kardashian West learned about 17-year-old Amelia Flores from Wichita, Kan., who was aiming to collect 2,000 pairs of shoes to support the non-profit Soles4Souls’ mission. Kim was moved by Flores’ story and took to Twitter to seek her out and commit to giving 1,000 pairs of shoes to help reach her goal.
Since then, Soles4Souls has received the donation of 1,000 pairs of shoes provided by Adidas and Kardashian Kollection on behalf of the West Family and is working with Amelia Flores to distribute to those in need in Los Angeles, Calif., Wichita, Kan. and New Orleans, La.
“We are grateful to Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West for their generous donation,” says Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster. “By identifying Amelia’s work with Soles4Souls and leveraging her influence through social media, Kim has generated an incredible amount of awareness which has benefitted our efforts to help fight poverty and those in need.”
“After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles is grateful and excited for this experience brought to our students and the collaborative efforts from our community partner Sole4Souls, the West Family, Adidas, Kardashian Kollection and Amelia Flores,” said Ana Campos, President and CEO of ASAS-LA. “Our students’ after-school education is made up 100 percent through donations like this, and we’re deeply touched and thankful for positive events like these happening in LA for our future leaders.”
Soles4Souls is a non-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith- based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
About After-School All-Star Los Angeles:
After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA), is the leading school-based after-school program provider, for at-risk children, with the greatest of needs and fewest of resources in K-12 whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programming centered around our four pillars: academics; health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. The organization positively impacts the lives of more than 14,000 students at 39 schools located in areas of need throughout LA County. For more information, pleasevisit www.la-allstars.org