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1,000 Children benefit from shoe donation

Updated: Apr 30, 2018


The gentlemen are, from the left: Phil Cothran; Cid Pinedo, Children’s Fund President & CEO; Leon Ford, Fontana Foundation of Hope board member; and Jack Long, Fontana Foundation of Hope founder & board chair. The ladies are representatives from Fontana Boys & Girls Club, Community Action Partnership and Walden Family Services.

San Bernardino Co. (Friday, August 11, 2017) - Several local agencies benefitted from a donation of new shoes for children this week, thanks to a generous donation from Phil Cothran, a local Fontana businessman.  Thanks to a collaborative effort, nearly 1,000 children will receive new Sketchers “Crocs” shoes just in time for the new school year.


A special Thank You to Fontana Foundation of Hope for opening up their office for distribution of the shoes, and to the fourteen local nonprofits* for helping us get this donation in the hands (and the feet) of children.


This is the second time Mr. Cothran has donated children’s shoes to Children’s Fund.  In May, 995 pairs of shoes were also distributed.

*The fourteen nonprofits who received the shoe donation are: Building a Generation, Catholic Charities, Community Action Partnership San Bernardino, El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center, Fontana Boys and Girls Club, Helping Hands Kinship Support, Option House, Project Life Impact, Reach Out, Social Action Community Health Systems, South Coast Children’s Services, Veronica’s House, Victor Community Support Services, Walden Family Services.

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