First published in the Dec. 17 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
Assemblyman Chris Holden’s annual shoe drive, with community partner Shoes That Fit, collected about 100 pairs of new athletic shoes to school-aged children in need.
“Today, the community came together to ensure children and families have access to more resources, and I look forward to continue this annual tradition of giving each year,” Holden said.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Assemblymember Holden this holiday season to give new shoes to kids who need them,” said Amy Fass, CEO and executive director of Shoes That Fit. “Since 2014, his shoe drive has contributed over 1,300 pairs of shoes and thousands of dollars to help local school children.”
Shoes That Fit, based in Claremont, has provided more than 2.3 million pairs of new shoes to date to help school-aged children.