WHAT: About 70 underprivileged Bellflower Unified students will shop for a new pair of shoes and socks at the Rotary Club of Bellflower’s 11th annual Payless Shoe Shopping Event, held in conjunction with Caring Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to helping meet the needs of children and families in the Bellflower Unified School District. Also aiding the effort are Encounter Christian Church and Payless Shoe Source.

WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31

WHERE: Payless Shoe Source, Norwalk Town Square, 11725 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, CA

WHO: Caring Connections case managers at Bellflower schools screened students for participation; the Rotary Club of Bellflower raised $2,000 to purchase shoes and socks and Rotarians will help children to make their purchases; Encounter Christian Church will bus students to the Payless Shoe Source location.

MEDIA: For more information, contact Rotary Club of Bellflower President Dave Davis, 562-920-8604, and Caring Connections Community Services Coordinator Renett Banagas, 562 866-9011 ext. 2092.