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April 26, 2018

Giving Back Report for March 2018

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day which makes March a great month for our Giving Back Program. Giving back is an essential part of our mission. It is not enough for us to sell socks, we need to give back. The more we can give, the more we can do for others, the better off we are.

We introduced a new charity sock in March, our Down Syndrome Super Hero Sock, which John designed. We donate $2 from the sale of each pair of these socks with $1 each going to the National Down Syndrome Society and ACDS.

Because our Giving Back Program depends on our customers and supports, we share our Giving Back Report each month. We are excited to share that in March 2018, we raised $27,151 for our charity partners.

 

Our Giving Pack Program

A large part of John’s Crazy Socks’ mission is to elevate people with intellectual disabilities. 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 donate money form the sale of our Awareness Socks to our charity partners. Since that time, we have added more Charity and Awareness Socks and will continue to do so. John loves to hand deliver the donations and our staff celebrates when we announce our Giving Back totals for the month.  

 

Giving Back – March 2018

This report covers sales and activities from March 1 through March 31, 2018.

 

Giving Back to the Special Olympics

 

We pledge 5% of our monthly earnings to the Special Olympics. 5% of sales from our Sock of the Month Club are donated to the Special Olympics, also. In addition, each sale of Shark Socks and Polar Plunge Socks also results in a donation to the Special Olympics.

 

 

Initiative

Money this Month

Donation from 5% of Our Earnings

$1500

$2 from Every pair of Shark Socks.

$110

$1 From every pair of Polar Plunge Socks

$90

5% from our Sock of the Month Subscription

$1,771

Total

$3,471

 

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

 

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

1,115

$2,230

Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

ACDS and NDSS

3,795

$7,590

Down Syndrome Super Hero Socks

ACDS and NDSS

471

$942

Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks

Williams Syndrome Association

115

$230

Law Syndrome Socks

NDSS

9

$18

Blue Whale Socks

Whaling Museum

102

$102

Shark Socks

Special Olympics

55

$110

ACLD Socks

ACLD

14

$28

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics

90

$90

Ability Revolution Socks

Ability Revolution

147

$294

Breast Cancer Socks

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

359

$1,706

Total

$13,340

 

Other Donations

In March, we made donations to some local charity efforts including the Joey Manaker Memorial Bocce Tournament and Leadership Huntington. We also auctioned off the right to design two of our socks which raised $10,000 at the annual National Down Syndrome Society Gala.

Nothing makes us happier than giving back to charity. We work hand-in-hand 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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