Skechers Temporarily Suspends Shipments to Russia and Provides $250,000 in Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Mar 9, 2022 • 12:00 pm EST

The Company Offers to Match an Additional $250,000 in Donations, Totaling Up to $500,000 for CORE and Other Organizations to Help Ukrainians

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) announced that last week, the Company temporarily suspended shipments to Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine. Skechers is also donating $250,000 in humanitarian aid to organizations on the ground in Ukraine and Poland, as well as matching employee donations up to an additional $250,000 to support the Ukrainian people.

“We have deep concern for Ukraine and its citizens, who are doing all they can to defend their country and survive while under siege. And while our team in Ukraine is currently safe, this has been a heartbreaking time for them, their families and neighbors,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “We’ve been moved by the Skechers community, who has reached out with an outpouring of support and has asked how we could collectively help. This inspired us to potentially double our donation through CORE, an organization whom we worked with last year in Haiti. We will do all we can for the humanitarian efforts that are taking place throughout the region and join the world in hoping for peace.”

The Company has already made a donation to Tikva Children's Home, an Odessa-based organization with whom the Company has had a long relationship, and is looking into additional contributions of shoes and socks to further support Ukraine’s citizens and refugees, which now total more than 2 million people.

CORE’s team is on the ground in Poland providing emergency assistance to Ukrainian refugees who have crossed the border. The crisis response organization is distributing kits with essential hygiene items, thermal blankets, and other critical resources, and is also supporting community-based refugee centers by providing them with supplies and institutional aid to support the overwhelming influx of individuals fleeing the war.


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Jennifer Clay
Skechers USA, Inc.

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