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About the Event
The 21st Annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway “Put Your Best Foot Forward” returns on Saturday, September 23, 2017. First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church has hosted this event for 20 years. The celebration remains at Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Coliseum, due to the generosity of our returning title sponsor AEG, the global sports and entertainment company that manages the sports complex. Last year, 2,500 free new pairs of shoes were distributed to low- income K-12th grade students across Alameda County. 5,000 people enjoyed a safe afternoon filled with community and health resources as well as family oriented activities. We look forward to sharing this opportunity again. See you in September!
Past Event Videos
2016   Video
September 17   Video
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2015   Video
September 19   Video
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2014   Video
September 13   Video
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2013 Photos Video
September 28 Camera Video
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Location
Oracle Arena - 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621 - (510) 569-2121

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From San Francisco
80 Bay Bridge EAST
880 SOUTH towards Hayward/San Jose
EXIT 66th Avenue
LEFT onto 66th Avenue
RIGHT into Oracle Arena/O.co Coliseum
Parking Lot

From Emeryville
880 SOUTH towards Hayward/San Jose
EXIT 66th Avenue
LEFT onto 66th Avenue
RIGHT into Oracle Arena/O.co Coliseum
Parking Lot

From San Jose
880 NORTH towards Oakland
EXIT Hegenberger Rd/Coliseum
LEFT Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

From Livermore
580 WEST
238 WEST to 880 NORTH
880 NORTH towards Oakland
EXIT Hegenberger Rd/Coliseum
LEFT Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

From Peninsula
92 EAST
880 NORTH
Exit Hegenberger Rd/Coliseum
Left Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

Frequently Asked Questions
Who can receive a free pair of shoes?
How many free pairs of shoes can I receive?
When is the last day I can register to receive a free pair of shoes?
Does a parent or guardian have to be with me when I pick up my shoes?
What if I can no longer make it to the event, can I still receive my free pair of shoes?
Who can receive a free pair of shoes?
K-12th grade students who live in Alameda County that meet the applicable income threshold.
How many free pairs of shoes can I receive?
One. Only three students per family may apply for shoes.
When is the last day I can register to receive a free pair of shoes?
See Apply for Shoes page for deadline.
Does a parent or guardian have to be with me when I pick up my shoes?
Yes. A parent or guardian must show their ID to pick up the student's shoes.
What if I can no longer make it to the event, can I still receive my free pair of shoes?
No. Students must be present to receive their free pair of shoes.
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