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Giving Back Report - December 2021

Giving Back Report for December 2021 

In December 2021, we raised $12,030.58 for our charity partners. Through December 2021, we have now raised more than $484,221 for our charity partners. Giving Back is an essential part of our mission and we are excited by our ability to support others. We continue to learn that the more we can give, the happier we are. 

Our Giving Pack Program 

A core aspect of our mission at John’s Crazy Socks is to demonstrate the capabilities and contributions of people with differing abilities. Our Giving Back Program helps us to achieve this mission. By donating to charities like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society and the Autism Society of America, we enable them to do more work on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities. 

John Cronin, the co-founder and inspiration behind John’s Crazy Socks, initiated the Giving Back Program by committing to donate five percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics even before we opened for business. John is a Special Olympics athlete and knows first-hand the difference the Special Olympics can make in the lives of all involved. 

Since opening, we have added a growing list of Awareness Socks and Charity Socks that raise money for our charity partners. These include our Down Syndrome Awareness Socks, which John designed, and our Autism Awareness Socks. John loves to hand deliver the donations and our staff celebrates when we announce our Giving Back totals for the month.   

Event: Twelve Days of Giving 

There’s nothing we like better than using an opportunity for sales to lead to Giving Back to our charity partners.  This year, we started the month of December with our “12 Days of Giving”.  Each day from December 1 through December 12, we pledged an additional $1 contribution for every order received that day to one of our partners. 

This promotion raised an additional $6,136.00 for our charity partners! 

Here’s a breakdown of the additional monies raised for the twelve different charity partners included in this campaign: 

 

Date

Cause

Charity

Amount

December 1, 2021

Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society

$ 415

December 2, 2021

Special Olympics

Special Olympics NY

$ 361

December 3, 2021

Animal Rescue

North Shore Animal League America

$ 405

December 4, 2021

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

$ 435

December 5, 2021

Healthcare Superhero

American Nurses Foundation

$ 451

December 6, 2021

Firefighter Tribute

Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

$ 499

December 7, 2021

EMT Tribute

Huntington Community First Aid Squad

$ 465

December 8, 2021

Anti-Bullying

Long Island Coalition Against Bullying

$ 487

December 9, 2021

Cerebral Palsy

UCP-Long Island

$ 487

December 10, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

$ 685

December 11, 2021

Autism

Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America

$ 957

December 12, 2021

Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome Association

$ 489

 

 Event: Our Fifth Anniversary and Open House Event 

On December 9, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary! We have so much to be thankful for and we are grateful for the support of our customers that helped us achieve this milestone.  We have shipped over 350,000 orders to every state in the US and over 88 countries! 

 We were pleased to be able to celebrate with some of our local customers because we once again had our Anniversary Open House on Saturday, December 11.  We had lots of customers come visit us at our offices where they could take advantage of this one-day in-person sale.  We had treats and games and Santa even visited.  In fact, John and Santa had a “ho-ho-ho off” to see who had the best ho-ho-ho.  Maybe it was the hometown crowd but, according to those in attendance, John beat Santa!  We had lots of happy customers that day and we also had a lot of fun!  Thanks to everyone who came to visit us. 

Giving Back – December 2021 

This report covers sales and activities from December 1 through December 31, 2021. 

Giving Back to the Special Olympics 

We pledge 5 percent of our annual earnings to the Special Olympics. We also donate 5 percent of the sales from our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics. In addition, each sale of Shark Socks, Polar Plunge Socks, and Spreading Happiness Socks results in a donation to the Special Olympics.   

This month, we raised $2,157.75 for the Special Olympics, including $361 from orders received on December 2. 

Donations to Charity Partners 

This table shows how much money we generated for each of our charitable partners. 

Charity

Monthly Donation

Ability Revolution

 $                44.77

ACDS

 $              375.14

ACLD

 $                   1.30

American Cancer Society

 $              509.27

American Nurses Foundation

 $              742.83

Autism Speaks

 $              227.14

Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation

 $              334.75

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 $                92.09

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

 $              134.30

Heartshare Human Services of New York

 $                13.49

Huntington Community First Aid Squad

 $              568.53

Long Island Coalition Against Bullying

 $              487.00

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

 $              740.96

Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

 $              634.73

Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America

 $          1,191.29

National Down Syndrome Society

 $          1,183.42

North Shore Animal League America

 $          1,504.92

PS I Love You Day

 $                34.98

Special Olympics

 $          2,157.75

The Whaling Museum and Education Center

 $                59.15

UCP-Long Island

 $              548.17

William Syndrome Association

 $              549.76

 

Donation of Socks 

In addition, we donated 130 pair of children’s socks to Maggie’s Mission for their use providing socks to children combating cancer in the New York City area.  The value of the socks was $1,821. 

Other Donations 

In addition to our monthly charitable donations and sock donations, in December 2021, we donated $753.38 to charities like the National Down Syndrome Society, Special Olympics, Long Island Cares, Autism Society of America, MassChallenge and POW of Brooklyn. 

Summary 

In summary, we made the following donation in December 2021: 

  1. Monthly Donations to Charity Partners                    $ 9,456.00
  2. Charity Boxes                                                               $  1,821.20
  3. Other Donations                                                            $   753.38 

Total                                                                                      $12,030.58 

Our Charity and Awareness Socks 

Charity and Awareness Socks are a large part of our Giving Back Program. The sale of each Charity and Awareness sock results in a donation to a specific charity. 

The following lists our Charity and Awareness Socks as well as the related charity partner. 

Sock

Charity Partner

Amount Given Per Sale

Autism Awareness Socks

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

10% from the sale of every pair

Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

ACDS

and

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

10% from the sale of every pair

Down Syndrome Super Hero Socks

ACDS

and

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

10% from the sale of every pair

William Syndrome Awareness Socks

William Syndrome Association

10% from the sale of every pair

Blue Whale Socks

Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

10% from the sale of every pair

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

10% from the sale of every pair

Shark Socks

Special Olympics

10% from the sale of every pair

ACLD Socks

ACLD (Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities) is a Long Island-based not-for-profit agency dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities and their families. 

10% from the sale of every pair

Ability Revolution Socks

We created our Ability Revolution Socks to highlight the work and mission of Ability Revolution, a nonprofit that advances authentic inclusion for people of all abilities in workplaces, educational institutions, and communities.

10% from the sale of every pair

Law Syndrome Socks

These socks were developed with the National Down Syndrome Society to support their fight against Law Syndrome. “Down syndrome does not hold me back, antiquated laws do.”

10% from the sale of every pair

Polar Plunge Socks

The Special Olympics often sponsor Polar Plunge as fundraising events. We want these socks to add to the fun.

10% from the sale of every pair

Library Books for Literacy Socks

These socks honor Barbara Bush and President Bush’s devotion to his wife and her support of literacy.

10% from the sale of every pair

President George H.W. Bush Tribute Socks

These socks are in tribute to John’s “sock buddy”, President George H.W. Bush.

10% from the sale of every pair

John’s Crazy Socks Logo Sock

These socks support Gigi’s Playhouse in New York City.

10% from the sale of every pair

John’s Patriotic Firework Sock

The LuMind [Research Down Syndrome] Foundation’s four priorities are: preventing Alzheimer’s onset, improving cognition, developing gene therapies and advancing understanding

10% from the sale of every pair

P.S. I Love You – Suicide Awareness Socks

Made in collaboration with the P.S. I Love You Day Organization, these socks were designed to help raise awareness for the problems associated with bullying and mental health. 

10% from the sale of every pair

Spreading Happiness Socks

Special Olympics

10% from the sale of every pair

Forget Me Not- Alzheimer's Awareness Socks

The LuMind [Research Down Syndrome] Foundation’s four priorities are: preventing Alzheimer’s onset, improving cognition, developing gene therapies and advancing understanding

10% from the sale of every pair

Healthcare Superhero Socks

American Nurses Foundation

10% from the sale of every pair

This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

10% from the sale of every pair

Lion Socks and Lioness Socks

Heartshare Human Services of New York

10% from the sale of every pair

Anti-Bullying Socks

Long Island Coalition Against Bullying

10% from the sale of every pair

Firefighter Tribute Socks

Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

10% from the sale of every pair

Animal Rescue Pets Adopt Don't Shop Socks

 

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill and animal rescue and adoption organization

10% from the sale of every pair

Animal Rescue Dog Park Socks

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill and animal rescue and adoption organization

10% from the sale of every pair

Animal Rescue Cat Stripes Socks

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill and animal rescue and adoption organization

10% from the sale of every pair

Cat Rescue My Favorite Breed is Rescue Crew Sock

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill and animal rescue and adoption organization

10% from the sale of every pair

Dog Rescue My Favorite Breed is Rescue Crew Socks

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill and animal rescue and adoption organization

10% from the sale of every pair

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks

UCP – Long Island

10% from the sale of every pair

 

Nothing makes us happier than giving back to charity. We work together with our charity partners to help raise awareness for their causes. Then we report on this activity for our customers. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you. 

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

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Giving Back Report - December 2021