Skechers has reached an important milestone in its commitment to animal welfare by contributing more than $6.2 million to date to help save and support more than one million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada.
Through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection, the Company’s donations continue to provide crucial aid to animals in need.
More than $2.7 million of these contributions have benefited thousands of animal organizations through the Petco Foundation.
“From its inception, BOBS from Skechers was about giving back—first to children in need with new footwear, and then in 2015 to animals in need. It’s incredible to see how we’ve raised over $6 million for animals, including over $2.7 million for Petco Foundation’s extensive animal shelter and support network in just two years,”said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers.
“To see us reaching these milestones in a year; this challenging speaks volumes about our consumers’ engagement and belief in the BOBS movement.”
“Many people in isolation have been finding comfort in the unconditional companionship of shelter pets due to the quarantine. Pets change our lives for the better—and the past year definitely served as a reminder that they make our world a better place,”said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Foundation.
“Our partnership with BOBS from Skechers is essential as we continue to save pet lives through adoption, medical care and numerous other lifesaving initiatives throughout the nation.”
Initially a philanthropic collection of slip-on styles that donated new shoes to children in need, the BOBS from Skechers movement has grown to help protect shelter animals through a diverse collection of sandals, sneakers, boots and slippers, including collaborations with icons like Doug the Pug and James Goldcrown.
BOBS has also expanded beyond footwear to offer apparel and accessories, from tops and bottoms for pet lovers to pet beds and harnesses at Petco.com.
For every BOBS item purchased in the United States and Canada, a donation is made to the Petco Foundation to help save and support shelter animals through their partnership with 4,000+ lifesaving animal welfare organizations across the nation.
The BOBS from Skechers collection is available at Skechers.com, Skechers stores and select department and speciality locations in the United States.
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About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE: SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children.
The Company’s collections are available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories via department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through 3,891 Company- and third-party-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites.
The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America.
About BOBS from Skechers
BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of shoes, apparel and accessories have improved animals’ lives: over the past five years, Skechers has contributed more than $6.2 million to help more than 1.2 million shelter pets, including saving more than 835,000 rescued pets in the United States and Canada.
It all started in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children impacted by natural disasters and poverty – a cause that has helped the Company donate more than 16 million new pairs of shoes to kids in more than 60 countries worldwide.