The Los Angeles Mission has a giant street fair on 5th Street for children – with food, games, prizes, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, giant inflatable slide, dunk tank and more.

Children who live in the area will have a day of carefree summer play. And there will be food from In-N-Out Burger, King Taco and kielbasa plates from Michael Levine Trading Company.

With the cost of school supplies up by 7.3% in a recent survey, the Mission’s backpacks for kids will help more than ever. Families who receive backpacks won’t have to decide between food and school supplies for their children.

Celebrities and political leaders will join hundreds of other volunteers to help serve the nearly 3,000 kids and their families who will attend. And this year, Soles4Souls and BOBS from Skechers will be making kids-size shoes available for the young participants. Approximately 1,000 backpacks of school supplies and shoes will be distributed to school-aged children.

Among those who are scheduled to appear are Alison Holker (So You Think You Can Dance), Charles Baker (Breaking Bad), Jason Wahler (The Hills), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Edwin Hodge (Red Dawn), G Hanneluis (Dog with a Blog), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood), Octavius Johnson (Ray Donovan), Maitland Ward (Boy Meets Girl), Bruno Amato (The Internship), Thomas Kasp (Pictures on the Wall), Brandon Molale (Gangster Squad), Sharna Burgess (Dancing with the Stars), Lisa Long (The Runaways), Caroline Rich (In the Key of Eli), Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty), Tyler Champagne (The Client List), Breille Barbusca (Defining Mel), Tara-Nicole Azarian (Standing Up), Jaden Betts (The Client List), Austin Anderson (Victorious), Amber Barbell (Love Triangle), and more.

WHEN: SATURDAY August 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WHERE: Los Angeles Mission, 303 East 5th Street (on the corner of 5th and Wall Street), Los Angeles, CA 90013. (Media check-in on the front patio.)

WHY: The Los Angeles Mission, along with US Bank, In-N-Out Burger, King Taco, Great Commission Church International (backpacks), Briefly Cares (underwear), City Dental (toothbrushes), Jackson Hewitt, Amcor and many others make the event possible. New shoes for the children were made available by Soles4Souls and Skechers.

The End of Summer Block Party gives children who often experience fear, hunger, health issues and stress on a daily basis a chance to spend the day just being a kid!

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