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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Etnies gives 2,000 shoes to the homeless

The current economic crisis plus the current financial problem of the city of Los Angeles have lead to a huge increase in the number of homeless people living on the streets of LA. So last weekend (Friday, April 2) Etnies (Sole Tech founder Pierre Andre Senizergues) paired up with Los Angeles Mission to provide more than 2,000 homeless men, women and kids with a hot meal and a brand new pair of Etnies shoes during the LA Mission's 2010 Easter event.
The event also marked etnies' 12th year as a proud supporter of the Los Angeles Mission. Over the last 12 years Etnies has given 30,000 pairs of shoes to homeless people living in Los Angeles! According to the Los Angeles Mission, there have been a 10% increase in people coming in for meals and services in Skid Row, so it seems like a good time to give some more.
Skid Row holds the majority of the homeless in Los Angeles County with more than 7,000 walking the streets in 2007.
In these tough economic times, there's more reason than ever to help those in need and give back to the causes that touch your heart. For me this is the Los Angeles Mission. For over 12 years my team and I have donated thousands of shoes to the homeless on Skid Row and this year will be no different. Not only because the need will be greater, but because it is this small contribution that can make a difference in someone’s life.”
- Etnies owner and skateboarder for life, Pierre André Senizergues.

Last year we met with Pierre Andre in his house in Malibu for a long interview for the French Website EndlessLines.Free.Fr. If you want to read the French interview, it is located here.


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Wednesday, April 07, 2010 

Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'est quant même dingue !!! Il faut que ce soit un Français qui fasse cela aux States... On est même pas foutu de faire la même chose en territoire de Gaule, à part écouter des bardes Gaulois chanter pour les Resto tu meurs.

April 8, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

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