'The Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive' If the Shoe Doesn't Fit… Throw It

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The First Celebrity Shoe (Throwing) Drive and competition at the driving range of Rancho Park Golf Course in West Los Angeles will feature a host of celebrities throwing shoes, which will be collected and donated to needy families by the Salvation Army of Southern California.

TV Celebrity Host Janeen Mansour, Dubai.TV and a host of celebrities are kicking off the New Year with the first Celebrity Shoe (throwing) Drive, at the driving range, Rancho Park Golf Course, West Los Angeles.

Volunteers from the Salvation Army, Southern California region will collect the new and newly used shoes for needy families. The idea is the brainchild of Janeen Mansour, who will be the master of ceremonies at the event open to the public. President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura Bush have both been officially invited to throw the first pair of shoes. Fifth District Los Angeles Councilman Jack Weiss has also been invited to participate.

NEWS ADVISORY:

"The Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive" If the Shoe doesn't fit….throw it! A family-fun filled Celebrity Shoe Drive To Benefit The Salvation Army

What:

The Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive Children's, Ladies and Men Competition for - "The Golden Shoe Award"

Who:

President Bush & First Lady Laura Bush (officially invited)

Celebrity TV Host and Event Founder Janeen Mansour, Dubai.TV (confirmed)

Kim Kardashian, Reality TV Show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"(invited)

Melanie Griffith, "Twins," "Sweet Baby Jesus," 2009 (invited)     

Eduardo Garcia, "No Country for Old Men" (confirmed)

Stefani Brass, "This Might Hurt" ABC, TV 2009, "Six Feet Under" (invited)

Dyllan Christopher, "Unaccompanied Minors" "Bones" (invited)

Yancey Arias "Behind Enemy Lines," "Sweet Dreams,"2009 (invited)

John Gearries, "AmerAsian3 (2010) (filming) "Code Black" (2008) (invited)

Ellia English, "My Sister's Keeper", "Empty Nest" (invited)

James Duval, "CORNERED!," "Donnie Darko" (invited)

Elizabeth Nicole, "7th Heaven" and ABC's "Port Charles"(invited)

David Jean Thomas, "Fight Club", "Nutty Professor II" (invited)

Steve Guttenberg, "The Boys from Brazil", "Diner" (invited)

Steve Allen, Executive Director, Salvation Army of SoCal (confirmed)

Executive Producer Ziad Batal, Reality TV Show Hydra Executives (confirmed)

Damien, and Tourie Escobar,Nuttin But Stringz, #3 NBC America's Got Talent

Martha Wash, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", "Madagascar II"    

When:            

SATURDAY

JANUARY 10, 2009- Noon - 2 PM
11:30 AM media-check-in     (VIP Tent, Refreshments)

Where:     

Rancho Park Golf Course (Driving Range)
10460 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2342 (310) 839-9812             

Background:    

TV Celebrity Talk Show Host Janeen Mansour, Dubai.TV, plans to launch the first ever celebrity Shoe Throwing Benefit and Drive at the Rancho Park Golf Course driving range. Although it is a celebrity event, it is open to the public. The public is invited to bring as many new or newly used shoes as they can.

"If The Shoe Doesn't Fit Throw It" for a good cause Saturday, Noon - 2PM, Jan. 10, 2008. There will be three categories: Children's, Ladies and Men's Competition. The Guiness Book of World Records has been invited for record toss. Winners in each category will take home "The Golden Shoe Award." It's a fun for the whole family event, and for the Salvation Army needy families. Come participate and help kick off the New Year on the right foot.

[Editors: Media please call Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade for advanced interviews and to RSVP for event. @ 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229 PR (at) MayoCommunications (dot) com

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in this name without discrimination for 126 years in the United States. More than 35 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmy-socal.org.

Facts About the Salvation Army:

  • 83 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army goes directly into services
  • No other non-profit organization has the range of social services The Salvation Army provides: homeless shelters, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, services for at-risk youth, summer camp for underprivileged children, day care, elderly care, transitional and permanent housing for those afflicted with HIV/AIDS, disaster response i.e. wildfires this past October, after school programs for inner city kids, etc.
  • In Southern California, The Salvation Army operates more than 30 food pantries that help feed thousands of our working poor.

For media inquiries about the Salvation Army in SoCal contact:

Robert E. Brennan
Media Manager/Communications
The Salvation Army
900 W. James M. Wood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213 553 3268
Robert.Brennan (at) usw.salvationarmy (dot) org

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