Rowland Unified School District

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AldaBella Scarpa Shoe GiveBack at Giano

Aldabella Scarpa Contact: 

Monica Gonzales

(626) 869-6209


RUSD Contact:  Gina K. Ward

(626) 854-8352





“Latina Sole Sisters” Give Shoes, School Supplies and Inspiration to 300 Teen Girls in Annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback Event Aug. 19


LA PUENTE, CA – AUGUST 10, 2011 – Making a difference one pair of shoes at a time, “sole sister” shoe designers Ann Marie Smith and Monica Gonzales are returning to their hometown school on August 19, 2011 to give new pairs of shoes and school supplies to 300 preselected girls. The annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback event is at 10 a.m. at Giano Intermediate, where 300 disadvantaged girls from Villacorta Elementary, Giano Intermediate and Nogales High School will each receive a pair of “I Matter” tennis shoes, along with school backpacks donated by California Credit Union, school supplies, free hair cuts by Ultra Hair Studio, and more.

            The Aldabella Scarpa Giveback event will feature guest speaker Josefa Salinas, successful author and Morning News Anchor from Hot 92.3 FM. Community sponsor booths include Hot 92.3 FM, Taco Nazo, California Credit Union, and Hair Accessories by OMG.

            “We grew up with parents who believed that making a difference in our world was very important. That is why with every pair of shoes purchased, our company gives a pair of shoes to an American child in need,” said Smith.

            Giano Intermediate is located at 3223 S. Giano Avenue in West Covina, (626) 965-2461Villlacorta Elementary, Giano Intermediate and Nogales High School are part of the Rowland Unified School District. Call (626) 854-8352 or visit

            About Aldabella Scarpa: Aldabella Scarpa™ is an entrepreneurial endeavor by two sisters, in an effort to design the most fashionable and classic footwear and accessories with a purpose.  Call (626) 858-3074, visit: or follow them on Facebook.


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