Los Angeles, CA – etnies, a major supporter of the Los Angeles Mission for 10 years, gave back to the community on Friday March 21st, 2008 by distributing free shoes to those less fortunate.
Owner and CEO, Pierre Andr Senizergues, and the rest of the etnies team hand delivered 2,000 new pairs of shoes to the homeless on Skid Row at the Los Angeles Mission Easter Event.
"Growing up I had the opportunity to meet a lot of homeless people while I was out skating spots in the city, and I really felt for them," said Senizergues.
While the changes in our economy have greatly impacted society, the amount of men, women, and children without a home increases.
Skid Row holds the majority of the homeless in Los Angeles County with more than 7,000 walking the streets in 2007. Etnies' action to give back was part of the Mission's annual Easter Event that fed more than 3,000 homeless people.