Put Your Best Foot Forward: 22nd Annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway
Each year, AEG Oakland hosts the Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway to help defray school expenses for Alameda County families with average annual incomes of less than $25,000. This year AEG Oakland donated 3,020 pairs of shoes – meeting our goal and surpassing last year’s Shoe Giveaway total of 2,600 pairs.
The event, which is co-sponsored by Oakland’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church, grows every year with the help of generous sponsors, including Kaiser Permanente, Golden One Credit Union, AT&T and others. This year, 1,361 families from 13 incorporated and 3 unincorporated communities in Alameda County enjoyed a safe celebration filled with community and health resources, family focused activities, haircuts and guided tours of the sports complex.