Kids, teens, and celebrities unite in summer long effort to collect new shoes for underprivileged kids-they call themselves "The Shoe Crew"
Five-Star PR today announced the formation of "The Shoe Crew," a group of kids, teens, and celebrities determined to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them with much needed new athletic shoes.
- (1888PressRelease) June 14, 2012 - The Shoe Crew consists of over twenty members- primarily actors, celebrities, and public figures. The list of team members can be found on the official website www.TheShoeCrew.org. The Shoe Crew will be organizing weekly events this summer to collect new athletic shoes which will be donated to two different charities-A Place Called Home and Shoes That Fit. Their goal is to provide new shoes to all of the youth served by A Place Called Home and in addition, they are aiming to fill up the entire warehouse located at the Shoes That Fit corporate office in Claremont, CA. Shoes collected by The Shoe Crew will be donated in time for many of the kids served by these charities to receive a new pair of shoes when they head back to school this fall.
"All kids deserve to have comfortable, nice-looking shoes for school," said young actor, Gabriel Welch. "We really wanted to do something productive with our time this summer," said Kayla Tinucci, a junior at Canyon High School and the Captain of The Shoe Crew. Her brother, teen actor, Justin Tinucci, went on to say, "It is so rewarding to do things that positively impact the lives of other people. I am so excited about The Shoe Crew and everything we are doing this summer!"
The Shoe Crew plans to meet their goals by hosting weekly events this summer. At each event, they will be collecting shoes in exchange for discounted or free entry fees to activities. These fun events are being sponsored by local businesses. Sponsors of The Shoe Crew include Vlado Footwear, Vitaminwater, Goodie Girls Cupcakery, Western Digital, K Spin Designs, Via Trading, The Malibu Country Club, Sky High - Costa Mesa, Racers Edge Indoor Karting- Burbank, and many more. Vlado Footwear is working with the Shoe Crew and will be matching the first one thousand pairs of shoes donated to The Shoe Crew with a new pair of Vlado shoes. "We are so excited to be working with Vlado on this project and their offer to match the first one thousand pairs of shoes donated this summer gives a huge boost to our campaign," said teen actress, Taylor Hay.
The fun summer of events will begin with a red carpet gala on June 22nd at 6:00 pm at The Malibu Country Club, 901 Encinial Road, Malibu, CA. Attendees' shoe donations will help get the summer started on the right foot! The Shoe Crew's official summer calendar will be announced along with introductions of the entire Shoe Crew team, which includes Dylan Riley Snyder of Disney's Kickin It!
The second Shoe Crew event will be hosted by Sky High in Costa Mesa, CA on June 27th. For the entire day, anyone can bring in a pair of shoes in exchange for an hour of free jump time. Celebrities will also be present to sign autographs for those who donate shoes!
Many of the underprivileged recipients who will benefit from the Shoe Crew's efforts are in need of emergency assistance. Some of these youth are from homes that have burned down, have fled domestic violence situations, or whose parents have had to choose between a roof over their heads or food on the table versus the other basic items their children desperately need. The Show Crew is devoted to helping these underprivileged youth who aren't able to afford necessities that are generally taken for granted, such as shoes.
Volunteers, media coverage, and sponsors are needed! Contact Jennifer Tinucci (Jennifer ( @ ) theshoecrew dot org/303 dot 472 dot 8479) if you would like to help support this amazing cause!
About Five-Star PR
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About Shoes That Fit
The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide new shoes to children in need for school. Every child deserves shoes that fit. Their grassroots programs are working to provide children in need with new shoes that enable them to attend school in comfort and with dignity and allow them to focus on their studies rather than their circumstances. Shoes That Fit creates a simple, hands-on program that encourages volunteerism in every community. www.shoesthatfit.org
About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center located in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling and mentoring, music, dance, and art classes. We also have a recreation and athletic department. One on one attention is at the heart of all APCH programs and activities. This reflects the belief that each member arrives at our center with skills and abilities that have not fully been realized. As youth participate in our programs, they discover their interests and talents. APCH strives to help youth achieve a better sense of themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that they will stay in school and go on to higher education and viable jobs.
For more information please visit http://www.apch.org/