Latina Sole Sisters Give Shoes and Inspiration to 300 Teen Girls in...

Latina Sole Sisters Give Shoes and Inspiration to 300 Teen Girls in Annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback Event



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LA PUENTE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Making a difference one pair of shoes at a time, “sole sister” shoe designers Ann Marie Smith and Monica Gonzales are returning to their hometown school in La Puente on August 20, 2010 to give 300 girls new pairs of shoes and school supplies. The annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback event is at 10 a.m. at Villacorta Elementary, where 300 girls from Villacorta Elementary, Giano Intermediate and Nogales High School will each receive a pair of “I Matter” tennis shoes, along with school backpacks donated by California Credit Union, school supplies, free hair cuts from Super Cuts, toothbrush kits from Tri-City Smiles, and more.

“We are thrilled to hold an empowering event for these young women to show them there are people that truly care for them and are cheering them on to be the best they can be,” said Gonzales.

The sister entrepreneurs were honored in June as “Retailers of the Year” by the National Latina Business Women Association, Los Angeles Chapter (NLBWA). Last week they were presented the “Wells Fargo 2010 Community Advocate Award.”

The Aldabella Scarpa Giveback event will feature guest speakers Josefa Salinas, successful author and Morning News Anchor from Hot 92.3 FM, and Thelma Garcia, President of Taco Nazo Corporation and this years NLBWA “Woman of the Year.” Community sponsor booths include Hot 92.3 FM, Taco Nazo, California Credit Union, Super Cuts, Sams Club, Hair Accessories by OMG, The Cupcake Boss, Rowland Adult and Community Education, and the RUSD Family Resource Center.

“We grew up with parents who believed that making a difference in our world was very important. That is why with every pair of shoes purchased, our company gives a pair of shoes to an American child in need,” said Smith.

Villacorta Elementary is located at 17840 E. Villacorta Avenue in La Puente. (626) 964-2385. Villacorta Elementary, Giano Intermediate and Nogales High School are part of the Rowland Unified School District. Call (626) 854-8352 or visit http://www.RowlandSchools.org.

About Aldabella Scarpa: Aldabella Scarpa(TM) is an entrepreneurial endeavor by two sisters, in an effort to design the most fashionable and classic footwear and accessories with a purpose. Call (626) 858-3074, visit: http://www.aldabellascarpa.com or follow them on Facebook.

SOURCE Rowland Unified School District

Latina Sole Sisters Give Shoes and Inspiration to 300 Teen Girls in Annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback Event