Teamwork Results in Donation of Hundreds of Shoes for Needy Children

This post was published on 08/27/2020.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 27, 2020) – Prominent area leaders will be on hand Friday, August 28, when hundreds of shoes are delivered for distribution to needy children in Pasco County, just in time for the start of the school year.

The donation of more than 500 shoes has been spearheaded by Jacques Hakim, an area businessman, philanthropist, and Professor of Finance at St. Petersburg College. Joining Hakim for the shoe donation will be Congressman Gus Bilirakis, County Commissioner Mike Wells, FBI Tampa Field Office Representatives, and Pasco School Superintendent Kurt Browning.

“This truly is a labor of love, and a great team effort to help the children of Pasco County,’’ said Hakim. “I am grateful for all the people who helped make this happen. I hope and pray that other business leaders in our community start engaging and become involved.”

The shoes will be distributed by Pasco School staff at schools where students will benefit from the donation.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 28, at 11 a.m.

LOCATION: Pasco Schools District Office at 7227 Land O’Lakes Boulevard, Building 3 (Turn on Gator Lane. Building 3 is the first building on your right. Park in the first parking lot on your right and follow the signs to “Shoe Donation Event.”)

PARTICIPANTS: Jacques Hakim; Congressman Gus Bilirakis; Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; FBI Tampa Field Office Representatives Elisabeth “Betsy” Moriarty, FBI Tampa Field Office Outreach Specialist Patrick Craven, FBI Citizens Academy Board of Directors; Pasco School Superintendent Kurt Browning.

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