Charity Works: Bobs from Skechers’ Donations Top 16M Pairs + More

FN Staff
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Oct. 6, 2020: Bobs from Skechers (the athletic company’s one-for-one charitable shoe line) has hit a new milestone. Recently, the team shipped out 105,000 shoes to kids in need in Lebanon, Romania and Nicaragua, bringing its total number of donations to 16 million pairs, since the project launched in 2011. Skechers has routinely stepped up to aid communities during crisis moments, and 2020 has brought numerous opportunities to contribute. Just this year, the brand has donated to victims of the wildfires in the West, hurricanes in the South, the port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, and communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Oct. 5, 2020: Bourbon lovers have another chance to get their hands on Wolverine‘s limited-edition Wolverine 1000 Mile Old Rip Van Winkle boots that sold out last week within hours of the launch. Three pairs of the boots (in sizes 9, 10 and 11) are being auctioned off on eBay now through Oct. 9, along with autographed copies of the book “But Always Fine Bourbon,” a biography of Pappy Van Winkle, founder of the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Kentucky. All proceeds from the auction will go to the MikeRoweWorks Foundation Scholarship Foundation to support skilled trades.

Oct. 5, 2020: Lifestride is honoring hardworking teachers with a major giveaway for World Teachers’ Day. Starting on Oct. 5 and running through Oct. 8, the giveback initiative will provide teachers with a total of 500 pairs of the brand’s comfortable shoes for free. To enter, you can visit the brand’s Instagram page or website to nominate a worthy educator.

Oct. 5, 2020: Nordstrom‘s give-back brand, Treasure & Bond, is partnering with nonprofit organizations in five regions to support initiatives that include housing, mental health services and job training for young people experiencing homelessness. The groups include The Ali Forney Center in New York City; Covenant House in Toronto; The Night Ministry in Chicago; YouthCare in Seattle; and Youth Emerging Stronger in Los Angeles. Previously, the brand’s beneficiary changed every year, and it has donated to nationally acclaimed charities such as the YWCA and Boys and Girls Club. “Our new strategy of partnering with smaller organizations in specific regions allows us to connect with the communities where we do business in an impactful way,” said EVP and president of Nordstrom Product Group Jennifer Jackson Brown.

Oct. 2, 2020: Reebok is donating 5% of all kids footwear sales from its United States-based e-commerce site to 10-year philanthropic partner BOKS (or Build Our Kids’ Success) to bring physical activity and wellness opportunities to more children. What’s more, the sportswear giant has joined forces with DSW to bring BOKS’ free physical activity resources to families and educators across the country. For every pair of shoes purchased at a DSW store or the retailer’s website, customers will receive a link to download BOKS fitness calendars.

Oct. 1, 2020: For its eighth consecutive year, Michael Kors has launched its Watch Hunger Stop campaign with the World Food Programme to provide meals to children in food-insecure areas. To date, the Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Program has helped the organization deliver 20 million meals to those in need. Titled Food Is Love – Share Your Heart, the 2020 campaign also features a capsule collection that includes a unisex white pocket T-shirt, $40, and a blue denim tote, $58. Both items are made from responsibly sourced materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. For every tote and tee sold, the brand will donate all profits to the World Food Programme. Additionally, the campaign features Michael Kors’ own employees as stars of the brand’s annual charitable effort. Visit Michaelkors.com for more details.

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