This week etnies donated more than 1,200 pairs of shoes to needy kids at events at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest and etnies:EXS stores throughout California, Arizona and Oregon. Pierre André Senizergues, owner and CEO of etnies, hosted etnies’ Fourth Annual Holiday Festival at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, and 641 needy Orange County kids came out to enjoy it. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Ryan Sheckler, Kyle Leeper and Lauren Perkins were there to kick off the holiday season and celebrate.

“It is really important to me to give those in need throughout the year," said Pierre André Senizergues, CEO and owner of etnies. “I will never forget what it was like to be without, and so it will always be a priority to me to help in a meaningful way."

etnies also hosted events at its etnies:EXS outlet stores in the following locations: Carlsbad, Commerce, Gilroy and Vacaville, California; Woodburn, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona. At each of these events the local Boys & Girls Club brought children to the store, where each child was given a gift certificate for a free pair of etnies, éS or Emerica footwear.

In addition to these holiday events, etnies recently donated 1,624 pairs of shoes, and 525 pieces of apparel/accessories to the New Orleans Mission. The brand also donated 1,858 pairs of shoes to the Miracle On 1st Street Christmas Toy Giveaway in Los Angeles.