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First African Methodist Episcopal Church Oakland Put Your Best Foot Forward

Blue Shield of California is a sponsor and employees will participate in the 23rd Annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway “Put Your Best Foot Forward” on Saturday, Sept. 21. First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church has hosted this event for over 22 years. The celebration remains at Oracle Arena and Ring Central Coliseum, due to the generosity of our returning title sponsor AEG, the global sports and entertainment company that manages the sports complex. Last year, 3000+ 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.