14 Nov SKECHERS Donates More Than 200,000 Pairs of BOBS Shoes to Typhoon Victims in the Philippines
SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) today announced that through the Company’s charitable shoe program, BOBS from SKECHERS, it will give more than 200,000 pairs of new shoes to support the children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This much-needed donation will mark the Company’s sixth million-pair milestone since the BOBS brand launched in 2011.
Working with donation partner Soles 4 Souls, nine containers with an estimated 213,000 pairs will be delivered over the first two weeks of December through several established charity organizations.
“The BOBS program was established to help children in need around the world — be it those struggling to survive daily, or who find themselves in the path of natural disasters,” began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “But with Typhoon Haiyan, it hits home. We have a strong distribution partner in the Philippines who we have worked with for two decades, and I have heard from numerous members of our SKECHERS team in the U.S. that they have family in the region impacted by this disaster. With thousands of lives lost and more than a half million homeless, we understand the need for assistance — from food and water to protection for their feet. This is why we developed BOBS, and I hope that our shoes will help the thousands of children in need.”
The Typhoon Haiyan shoe donation is SKECHERS’ latest contribution to families affected by disaster; other recent events include donations for the survivors of Hurricane Sandy, the Oklahoma tornado and the Haiti earthquake. BOBS also regularly donates its product to more than 30 countries worldwide, from communities in need in the United States to families around the globe.
Designed for women, men and children, BOBS donates new shoes to children in need when consumers purchase BOBS. Those who want to make a difference can find BOBS styles in stores nationwide and markets around the world.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and in over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).