Latina Leaders Help Girls In Need Prepare for School 5th Annual Aldabella Scarpa Shoe Giveback Event August 16

LA PUENTE, CA – AUGUST 13, 2013 – Latina leaders give empowerment and shoes to young girls in need at the Aldabella Scarpa 5th Annual Shoe Giveback Event on Friday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to Noon. The event provides 300 girls selected from Villacorta, Northam and Hurley Elementary Schools in La Puente with designer shoes, backpacks filled with school supplies, haircuts from Supercuts and craft workshops from Home Depot.

Guest speakers will include Amelia Macchiavello, senior reporter and producer from Despierta America, Miss Los Angeles Latina 2013, Judy Echavez, Emmy Award-winning Journalist and  Host/Actress, Josefa Salinas, successful author and Morning News Anchor from Hot 92.3 FM. and Monica Gonzales, co-owner of Aldabella Scarpa and winner of the 2012 Verizon Wireless Entrepreneur of the Year. The Giveback Event will take place at Hurley Elementary, located at 535 S. Dora Guzman Ave. in La Puente.

“I want these girls to dream big and not allow circumstances in their lives to create limits—the possibilities are endless!” said Gonzales. Latina sisters and co-owners, Gonzales and Ann Marie Smith opened Aldabella Scarpa for business five years ago and knew they wanted to give back to their community. “It’s my hope that these Shoe Giveback events will be a positive experience for these girls and their families, said Smith. Aldabella Scarpa is known for donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes purchased. Community members are encouraged to donate online at to provide school supplies for the 300 girls.

2013 Aldabella Scarpa Giveback Event sponsors include: Walmart in City of Industry, California Credit Union, Puente Hills Mall, Taco Nazo, Home Depot in City of Industry, Global Processing Systems, The Cake Mamas, Hot 92.3 FM, OMG Accessories, Tri-City Smiles of Hacienda Heights, Sam’s Club, East Valley Health Center at Villacorta, Starbucks, CVS, Estrada Nursery, Krispy Kreme (off Azusa Blvd. in City of Industry), Stater Bros. (off Amar Rd. in West Covina) and SpeedZone.

Villacorta, Hurley and Northam Elementary Schools are part of the Rowland Unified School District. 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) 967-0066, visit or follow them on Facebook.

Aldabella Scarpa Contact:
Xiomara Tapia
(626) 643-0024

RUSD Contact: Gina K. Ward
(626) 854-8352
(626)217-2572 Cell


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The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 16,000 students at 20 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights (Named “2011 Best Place to Raise Kids in California” by Bloomberg Businessweek), Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. The District has four National Blue Ribbon Schools, four International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools (both high schools and two K-8 Academies) and an award winning Career Pathways program for all high school students. The District is committed to the arts and is known for its unique blue music busses - mobile music classrooms that provide music instruction to all elementary schools. Graduates earn more than $2 million in scholarships to attend the nation’s leading universities and colleges. Visit