important to me,” said Pierre Andre Senizergues, CEO of etnies. “It means even more right now, knowing the heightened state of vulnerability so many people are living in as the Covid-19 crisis continues. Providing shoes to them is not only a necessity but a symbol of the kindness and concern we feel for the homeless population each day.”
For etnies CEO Pierre-Andre giving to the homeless is very personal. As a skateboarder he has always spent a lot of time in the streets and for a time he was homeless himself.
The homeless population needs durable shoes, as they spend nearly all of their time in shoes for protection. According to the LA Mission, there are currently 53,195 people in Los Angeles county experiencing homelessness today.
etnies has been giving shoes to the homeless though the Los Angeles Mission since 1998. The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit, privately supported organization that serves the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless. To find out more information on the Los Angeles Mission, please visit: losangelesmission.org.