RENO, Nev. (March 31, 2016) – The Reno Rodeo Foundation received a generous donation through a formal partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. Skechers has donated 29,000 pairs of BOBS donation shoes that will be distributed to children residing throughout 14 northern Nevada counties. The Reno Rodeo Foundation and partners, including local Skechers employees, will host a distribution event at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall April 2, where children will receive a new pair of BOBS and have the opportunity to personalize them at hosted decorating stations.
WHEN: Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall, 1350 N Wells Ave.
WHO: The Reno Rodeo Foundation in collaboration with Washoe County Social Services, Washoe County School District, Education Alliance of Washoe County, Washoe County Child Protective Services and the State of Nevada Division of Child & Family Services, as well as organizations like the Children’s Cabinet, Boys & Girls Club, Catholic Charities and Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet will help distribute these new shoes to children in 14 northern Nevada counties.
Skechers executives and employees will also be flying into Reno to attend and help with the distribution event.
WHY: Since the BOBS from SKECHERS program launched in 2011, SKECHERS has donated more than 13 million pairs of new shoes to children in need. SKECHERS partners with Head Start programs, education foundations, homeless shelters, disaster relief, and 501(c)(3) organizations to assist children and families in communities across the United States and around the world.
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help people in need. Founded 31 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. For more information, please visit http://www.DonateProduct.com.
Formed in 1986, the Reno Rodeo Foundation has been making a difference to children and families in northern Nevada for more than 25 years. Started as a private foundation with the sole purpose of distributing the proceeds from the annual Reno Rodeo through scholarships and community grants, the Reno Rodeo Foundation is Nevada based a 501(c)(3) public charity offering a much broader range of support to those in need in our community. The mission of the Reno Rodeo Foundation is to enhance and enrich the lives of northern Nevada families by aiding children with extraordinary needs, building community partnerships, and providing scholarships to eligible northern Nevada high-school graduates to attend a Nevada College or University.