On Saturday, February 15th, The George Shinn Foundation is delighted to sponsor a major outreach effort in New Orleans during NBA All Star Weekend with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith. Kenny and the AIM High Foundation are teaming with Feed The Children to present “The Kenny Smith Experience” to help New Orleans children and families in need. Together, Kenny, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and George are working to raise over $1 million for Feed the Children and the Aim High Foundation.
During The Kenny Smith Experience, three semi tractor-trailers full of food, essentials and Crocs shoes will be distributed to nearly 5,000 children and families. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food, 10-pound box of personal care items and AVON products. The boxes are designed to help a family of four, for up to one week. Families will also benefit from health screenings during a health fair, a kids zone for children and other services. More than one in three children living in New Orleans (42 percent) is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children in Louisiana (299,779) could fill New Orleans Arena more than 16 and a half times.