Every once in awhile, we have a special phone call of someone saying, “we want to do this with you.” Last spring was one of those times. The national nonprofit K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers contacted LSS to see if we could partner to do a shoe distribution event. They had never done an event in South Dakota and wanted to give back to kids in our area. Their model for coordinating a giveaway is to partner with a local nonprofit to identify the location and get the event set up.
SKECHERS and the local Shoe Carnival worked with LSS to plan and carry out the event. In the course of the day, over 700 pairs of BOBS from SKECHERS were donated to Garfield Elementary students. They also left a number of shoes there and will send an additional 150 pairs to use as new students transfer in and as other needs arise throughout the year.
After receiving a new pair of shoes, children had an opportunity to customize them at hosted decorating stations. Students creativity blossomed and they came up with amazing and fun designs on their shoes!
To date, Skechers and Shoe Carnival have partnered to donate over 48,500 pairs of shoes to children in need nationwide. Since the BOBS from SKECHERS program launched in 2011, SKECHERS has donated more than 14 million pairs of new shoes.
THANK YOU so much to Shoe Carnival, SKECHERS and K.I.D.S/Fashion Direct for a great day! We also owe a big thanks to the staff at Garfield, especially the Counselor/Success Coordinator and Principal. It is evident that they care so much for their students. The students were all so appreciative and had a great time thanks to the efforts of everyone.