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July 13, 2018

Giving Back Report for June 2018

In June, we raised $13,191 for our charity partners and have now raised more than $135,000 for our charity partners. The more we can give, the more we can do for others, the better off 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 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 5 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.

In February 2017, we introduced our Down Syndrome Awareness Socks, which John designed, and our Autism Awareness Socks. We have now added several more Awareness and Charity socks and will continue to expand that list. John loves to hand deliver the donations and our staff celebrates when we announce our Giving Back totals for the month.  

 

New Charity Socks

In June 2018, we introduced two new Charity Socks.  John’s Patriotic Firework Socks benefit the LuMind RDS Foundation that is devoted to research medical and societal issues that affect persons with Down syndrome. 

John’s Crazy Baseball Socks benefit the District 34 Little League program in western Suffolk County, New York that provides a Challenger Program for persons with developmental or physical challenges.  We are excited to develop new Charity socks, especially those that John designed!

 

Giving Back – June 2018

This report covers sales and activities from June 1 through June 30, 2018.

 

Giving Back to the Special Olympics

We pledge 5 percent of our monthly 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 and Polar Plunge Socks also results in a donation to the Special Olympics.  This month, we raised $2,315 for the Special Olympics:

 

Initiative

Money this Month

Donation from 5% of Our Earnings

$500

$2 from Every pair of Shark Socks.

$18

$1 From every pair of Polar Plunge Socks

$33

5% from our Sock of the Month Subscription

$1,764

Total

$2,315

 

Our Dedicated 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 graphic tabulates our selection of Charity and Awareness Socks.

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.

Down Syndrome Super Hero Socks

ACDS

and

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

$2 from each pair of these $9 socks.

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.

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. 

$2 from each pair of these $12 socks goes to ACLD.

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.

$2 from each pair of these $12 socks goes to Ability Revolution.

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.”

$2 from each pair of these $12 socks goes to the National Down Syndrome Society.

Polar Plunge Socks

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

$1 from each pair of $9 socks goes to the Special Olympics

Library Books for Literacy Socks

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

Profits for these socks go to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

John’s Crazy Socks Sock

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

$1 from each pair of these socks goes to Gigi’s Playhouse.

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

$2 from each pair of these socks go to the LuMind RDS Foundation

John’s Crazy Baseball Socks

 

The District 34 Little League program in western Suffolk County New York has a Challenger Division for players with developmental or physical challenges.

$1 from each pair of these socks go to the District 34 Challenger Program

 

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

Socks

Charity

Socks Sold

Money Generated

Autism Awareness Socks

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

301

$602

Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

ACDS and NDSS

280

$560

Down Syndrome Super Hero Socks

ACDS and NDSS

189

$378

Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks

Williams Syndrome Association

43

$86

Law Syndrome Socks

NDSS

11

$22

Blue Whale Socks

Whaling Museum

21

$21

Shark Socks

Special Olympics

9

$18

ACLD Socks

ACLD

33

$66

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics

12

$12

John's Crazy Socks Sock

Gigi's Playhouse - NYC

57

$57

Ability Revolution Socks

Ability Revolution

52

$104

Barbara Bush Literacy Socks

Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation (This sock is out of stock and will return in August.)

0

$0

Breast Cancer Socks

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

158

$117

John’s Patriotic Firework Socks

LuMind RDS Foundation

24

$48

John’s Crazy Baseball Socks

District 34 Challenger Program

15

$15

Total

$2,106

 

Other Donations

In June, we also made donations to several local charities totaling $2,100.  These donations included $1,000 to Northeast Arc, a Boston-based group that does amazing work with thousands of people and has programs designed to support businesses and entrepreneurs working with people of differing abilities.  We also funded a $500 scholarship though the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America.  We are committed to sharing what’s possible when you give someone a choice and we hope this scholarship will create a new opportunity for someone on the autism spectrum.  We also donated $400 to the National Down Syndrome Society, $100 to Easter Seals and $100 to Memorial-Sloan Kettering.

In addition, we donated 67 boxes of socks to local and national groups that requested socks to use for their fundraising efforts.  Each box had a value of $100; therefore, the value of those donated boxes was $6,700.

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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