Skechers Foundation makes its largest ever donation to children with special needs.

The Skechers Foundation celebrated its fifth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Feb. 27 by presenting its largest ever donation totals in the history of the walk: $318,000 to The Friendship Circle–a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families–and $492,000 dedicated to six education foundations. 

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The Skechers Foundation celebrated its fifth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Feb. 27 by presenting its largest ever donation totals in the history of the walk: $318,000 to The Friendship Circle–a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families–and $492,000 dedicated to six education foundations. 

Skechers President Michael Greenberg expressed his gratitude to sponsors such as Nickelodeon, Steel Partners, Wells Fargo and Chevron, celebrity supporters Jimmy Kimmel, Brooke Burke-Charvet and Tommy Lasorda,  and more than 10,000 walkers for their collective help in reaching this milestone.

“Donation funds from the Skechers Foundation have helped expand our current programs, including Camp Got Friends–a two-week summer retreat which serves 90 children with special needs,” says Yossi Mintz, executive director of The Friendship Circle. “With Skechers’ support, we have nearly doubled our monthly programs and will be able to increase sports and after-school enrichment activities through our 30 clubs for The Friendship Circle members.”

 

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