LA State Rep. James, K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers, Urban League Create Free Retail Shop For LA Flood Victims
BATON ROUGE – The national charity K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers has partnered with State Representative Edward "Ted" James and the Urban League of Louisiana to help individuals and families affected by flooding in the Baton Rouge area with a free, private shopping experience Thursday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 30.
The “Red Stick Retail Shop” will take place at the Cortana Mall (Entrance 2), 9401 Cortana Pl., in Baton Rouge. To be eligible to receive a shopping pass for brand new clothing and other necessities flood victims must provide a valid photo ID and a FEMA letter. The shop will be stocked with all new merchandise such as apparel, footwear, bedding and more, donated by manufacturers and retailers across the country.
The prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses. The state of Louisiana continues to deal with the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in recent years.
“Although our community was devastated by the recent flooding, our spirit is strong,” Louisiana State Rep. Ted James said. “We are resilient and will rebuild. I am honored to be a part of this process with the Urban League of Louisiana and K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers. Our goal is to assist families through this and let them know that there are people and companies that care about them and want to see this community restored.”
”Knowing the tremendous difficulty families face in rebuilding after disasters, we are excited to provide an opportunity for families to shop for brand new, free personal and household items to help accelerate the recovery process,” Erika McConduit, President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana, said.
To date over $3 million of product has been donated by manufacturers and retailers to help those in need.
· aden & anais
· Burlington Stores
· Bobs from Skechers
· Children's Apparel Network
· Delta Children
· EP Pro
· Free People
· Gerber Childrenswear
· Haddad Brands
· Himatsingka America
· Jade Jeans
· LF Sourcing
· NSF Clothing
· Marlyn Schiff
· Moonlight Slumber
· Outdoor Cap
· Reunited Clothing
· Rifle Kaynee Uniform
· Swat Fame
· The Moret Group
· Toy Industry Foundation
· Vintage Frame
“We are excited to work with the Urban League of Louisiana and Rep. James to help those impacted by the floods in Baton Rouge,” President and CEO of K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers Lisa Gurwitch said. “Our relationships with product donors allows us to provide new, essential items to help residents rebuild after the disaster.”
The Red Stick Retail Shop is also made possible through the generous support of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and Cortana Mall.
“The LWC is proud to work with our partners in delivering much-needed assistance to our neighbors affected by the recent devastating flooding,” said Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie. “Our agency is committed to helping as many as we can to make these tough times just a little easier, from finding new employment opportunities to gaining access to essential items.”
“The BOBS from Skechers program enables us to serve millions affected by life-changing events around the world,” Jennifer Clay, Skechers Vice President of Corporate Communications, said. “With the help of K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers and our partners at Shoe Carnival, more than 7,200 pairs of shoes have been donated to the Urban League of New Orleans to provide aid to those who have lost so much during the August floods. We are honored to give back in Louisiana – an area many of our colleagues and family members call home. Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by this tragedy.”
Shopping hours are:
Thursday, Oct. 27 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.