Branson, MO, June 21, 2010 – Summer is here and many families will be visiting the areas shopping, dining and entertainment destination – Branson Landing – to shop for new school clothes, backpacks and all the necessities that help make the first day back to school, an enjoyable one. Unfortunately, for many local families the thought of getting their children ready for that much-anticipated day is fought with anxiety and financial crisis. As an on-going support mechanism for the community, Branson Landing has launched
the fourth seasonal school shoe drive campaign “School Shoes for Kids” in partnership this year, with Branson Visitor TV and Presleys’ Country Jubilee – Branson’s Original Show on the Strip.
“Here at Branson Landing, we’ve been very fortunate to have the local community as well as our visiting guests, embrace the various charitable events we’ve scheduled throughout the year. In particular, the “School Shoes for Kids” Campaign continues to be one of our biggest community successes and it is veryrewarding to see both the retailers at the Landing and our visitors and guests, working together to provide the
gift of a new pair of school shoes to our local children in need,” stated Tammy Scholten, Director of Marketing
for Branson Landing.
“Last year, we had seven retail shoe stores serving as drop-off locations and we were able to collect over 800 new pairs of shoes…all of which were distributed to children living in Stone and Taney County. This year’s campaign promises to be even bigger with seven locations at Branson Landing participating and the new partnership with Presleys’ Country Jubilee, with a goal of collecting over 1000 pairs of new shoes for our area school children,” concluded Scholten.
In a continuing effort to share this philanthropic program with the Branson entertainment industry, participating Branson Landing retailers will provide donors with two FREE child’s admission tickets to see, Presleys’ Country Jubilee. “We were delighted when Tammy Scholten from the Branson Landing approached us with the opportunity to participate in the program this year,” commented Steve Presley, from the Presleys’ Country Jubilee Theatre. “Community programs that benefit our youth are very important to our family. We believe in supporting the Branson area and are proud to sponsor the program with free tickets to see the Presleys’ Country Jubilee,” concluded Presley.
Participation in the “School Shoes for Kids” program is very easy. Shoppers can simply purchase a new pair of shoes for school aged children—now through September 6th and drop them off at any of these Branson Landing business locations: Bass Pro Shops Famous Footwear
Justice—Just for Girls New Balance – Branson
Payless Shoes Tradehome Shoes
Branson Landing Management Office
New shoe donations will be accepted at any of the participating retailers’ drop off bins during normal operating hours now through September 6, 2010. All of the shoes collected during this campaign will be disbursed among two local charities, (Gift of Hope and Love, INC.) during their annual School Readiness Fairs, as well as other assistance programs provided by the local school systems.
For additional information, visit www.bransonlanding.com or www.bransonlandingshops.com.