Sketchers, DSW and the national nonprofit Delivering Good partnered with the charity Santa Claus of San Bernardino to donate over 10,000 pairs of BOBS from Skechers to San Bernardino area-children. The donations launched with a holiday-themed event at Hemet Elementary School on Wednesday, December 19, where more than 1,000 pairs were given to students in need.
In addition to receiving new shoes, children received new pairs of Skechers socks, personalized their new BOBS from Skechers shoes and enjoyed holiday merriments such as festive treats, an appearance by Santa Claus and gifts.
Through national non-profit partner Delivering Good, BOBS from Skechers helps children affected by poverty, homelessness, and natural disasters. The movement has donated new shoes to more than 15 million kids in the United States and more than 60 countries worldwide through Head Start programs, education foundations, homeless shelters, disaster relief, and 501 (c)(3) organizations. In addition, the BOBS from Skechers program has helped 583,000 animals, including saving more than 241,000 lives through millions in donations to Best Friends Animal Society® – a no-kill organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.