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Christmas in July Sale 2017

Christmas in July Sale 2017 0

We're always looking to have fun so we're celebrating Christmas in July. We're dressing up and looking forward to the real holiday. John's been practicing his Ho-Ho-HO.

We want everyone to join in the fun, so we're having a Christmas in July sale. 

  • Mark Cronin
Giving Back Report for June 2017

Giving Back Report for June 2017 0

June was another good month here at John’s Crazy Socks which means we were able to raise money for our charity partners. We’re on a mission to spread happiness and one of the best ways we do that is raising money for our charity partners. Giving is always better than receiving. 
7 Ways John Can Help You Smile this Summer

7 Ways John Can Help You Smile this Summer 0

We have a mission to spread happiness through socks so we put together a list of seven ways we can help bring you a smile this summer:

  1. Hug a friend just because. I love giving out hugs.
  2. Find socks that let you be you. That always makes me smile.
  3. Give socks to a friend because that will make you both smile.
    Giving Back Report for May 2017

    Giving Back Report for May 2017 1

    We expanded our Giving Back Program in May by adding two new projects: 

    • The Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks which raise money for the Williams Syndrome Association
    • Our Sock of the Month Subscription, 5 percent of which goes to the Special Olympics

    In May, we raised $2,709.15 for our charity partners. Giving Back is an essential part of our mission and our ability to raise both awareness and money for our charity partners makes us happy.   

    Our Giving Pack Program

    From the beginning, we have made Giving Back an essential part of our business. We have benefited from the support of so many people, that it is only natural that we should help others as well. We have found that the more we do for others, the better off we are. 

    Before we opened for business in December 2016, we pledge 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. John is a Special Olympics athlete and Mark as well as John’s two older brothers have all coached in the Special Olympics. We have seen the wonderful impact the Special Olympics has on all involved. 

    In recent months, we have expanded our Giving Back Program by creating a series of Awareness and Charity Socks that raise money for our charity partners. Our Awareness Socks are our best-selling socks in part because our customers know that money spent on those socks will go to their favorite charities. Nothing makes us happier than to help raise money for our charity partners.

    Our co-founder and inspiration, John Cronin, has set the direction for our Giving Back Program. John always wants to do for others. Since John has Down syndrome, we selected charities that work with the disabled or have a special connection to our organization or family. We thank each customer for their generosity in supporting our business and our charity partners. 

    Giving Back – May 2017

    This report covers sales and activities from May 1 – May 31, 2017.

    Giving Back to the Special Olympics

    We have pledged to give 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. In May, we introduced a Sock of the Month Cub and pledged five percent from all sales to the Special Olympics. With the introduction of this program, we now have three mechanisms to raise money for the Special Olympics:

     

    Initiative

    Money this Month

    Donating 5 Percent of Our Earnings: We are yet to make a profit, but we will make a monthly contribution.

    $250

    $2 from Every pair of Shark Socks. We sold 24 pair this month

    $48

    5% from our Sock of the Month Subscription

    $177

    Total

    $475

     

    Our Dedicated Charity Socks

    We have created a series of Dedicated Charity Socks as part of our Giving Back Program. Money from the sale from each pair of socks goes to the dedicated charity. In May, we had five Dedicated Charity Socks, though we are expanding the number of charity socks (read below to learn how): 

    Sock

    Charity Partner(s)

    Amount Given Per Sock

    Autism Awareness Socks

    Autism Society of America (Nassau/Suffolk Chapter) and Autism Speaks

    $2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

    Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

    ACDS

    and

    National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

    $2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

    Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks

    Williams Syndrome Association

    $2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

    Blue Whale Socks

    Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

    $1 from an $8 pair of socks.

    Breast Cancer Awareness Socks

    Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

    10 percent from a $6 pair of socks ($0.60).

    Shark Socks

    Special Olympics

    $2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

     

    So how much did we give based on our May sales?

     

    Socks

    Charity

    Socks Sold

    Money Donated

    Autism Awareness Socks

    Autism Society of America - Nassau/Suffolk Chapter and Autism Speaks

    222

    $444.00

    Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

    ACDS and NDSS

    217

    $434.00

    Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks

    Williams Syndrome Association

    652

    $1,304.00

    Blue Whale Socks

    Whaling Museum

    33

    $33.00

    Shark Socks

    Special Olympics

    24

    $48.00

    Breast Cancer Socks

    Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

    32

    $19.20

    Total

    $2,282.00

     

    We raised $2,282 from the sale of our Awareness and Charity socks. When you add in the contribution from the Sock of the Month Club and the additional donation to the Special Olympics, we raised a total of $2,709 for our charity partners in May. 

    We continue to work hard to grow our business so we can spread more happiness through socks. We work with our charity partners at every step of the way and we report on this activity to our customers who make it all possible. We have now raised over $20,000 in donations. 

    If you have questions or would like to comment on this report, please contact Mark X. Cronin at mxcronin@JohnsCrazySocks.com.

     

    • Mark Cronin
    John's Dad Tells the Story of John's Crazy Socks

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    • Mark Cronin
    John’s Crazy Socks Introduces Gift Wrapping Options

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    John’s Crazy Socks Introduces Gift Wrapping Options

    We’re on a mission to spread happiness through socks so we love it when people give our socks as gifts. We have now introduced new Gift-Wrapping options to make it easier to send gifts. You will find the Gift- Wrapping options in the checkout cart during the checkout process.

    Gift Bag WrappingGift Box Wrapping

    Here are the Gift-Wrapping options:

    • Send a Note: We will gladly add a note to any order. In the checkout process, just tell us what you want the note to say. John will personally write the note for you. This service is FREE.
    • Send A Gift Bag: Linda, Nicole and Alexis worked very hard to find just the right gift bag. John approved and loves the look of the gift bag. We will place your gift order in this lovely red bag complete with colorful tissue paper and any card that you want John to write. Plus, we add some candy. The Gift Bag option is an additional $2.50
    • Send a Gift Box: Have a larger gift order? Want to really make an impression? Send our sturdy and festive red gift box. We will add a note from John, candy and plenty of festive decorations. The Gift Box costs an additional $4.50.

    If you need help picking out socks for a gift (there are soooo many socks), you can peruse our collections. You can also gift a Gift Card or send a Gift subscription to our Sock of the Month Club.

    We hope you like these Gift Wrapping options.