Giving Back Report for May 2024 - Johns Crazy Socks

Giving Back Report for May 2024

Giving Back Report for May 2024 

In May 2024, we raised $6,115.85 for our charity partners. Through May 2024, we have now raised more than $727,056 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.   

Giving Back – May 2024 

This report covers sales and activities from May 1 through May 31, 2024. 

Giving Back to the Special Olympics 

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

This month, we donated $189.14 to Special Olympics NY.  

Donations to Charity Partners 

This table shows how much money we generated for each of our charitable partners through the sales of socks – this does not include the additional donations. 

Charity

Monthly Donation

ACDS

$        299.54

 

American Nurses Foundation

 $           16.10

Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation

 $           18.09

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 $           10.29

Good Samaritan Hospital

 $             8.90

Guide Dog Foundation

 $           39.04

Huntington Community First Aid Squad

 $        209.85

Lexington School for the Deaf

 $             1.40

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

 $             1.40

Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

 $             4.30

Nassau County Police Activity League [PAL]

 $             6.60

Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America

 $           15.69

National Down Syndrome Society

 $        318.53

North Shore Animal League America

 $           12.99

Special Olympics International – Torch Run

$             2.80

Special Olympics NY

$        189.14

The Whaling Museum and Education Center

$             2.80

Williams Syndrome Association

$             8.39

 

 Donation of Boxes of Socks 

In addition, we donated 22 boxes of socks to non-profit organizations for their use in fundraising by raffling or auctioning a box of socks to benefit their group.  Some of the groups we donated boxes to include: 

·         Autism Pittsburgh

·         Peckham, Inc.

·         Birch Family Services

·         Futures Unlimited, Inc

·         Park Lawn

·         The Craig School

·         Voices of Change 2018

·         ArcGLOW

·         The Arc Arapahoe, Douglas & Elbert Counties

·         Bittersweet Farms

·         O'Berry Center Foundation

·         Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.

·         Shore Community Services, Inc.

·         Camp PARC

·         Great River Homes, Inc.

·         Mankato Area Children in Need

·         National Association for Down Syndrome

·         Puzzle Pieces Squared

·         Itineris Foundation

·         Terry Farrell Foundation

·         Hebrew Academy for Special Children

·         Vista Autism Services

·         Cans4Cancer 

Other Donations 

In addition to our monthly charitable donations and sock donations, in May 2024, we donated $150.00 to Special Olympics and $1,500.00 worth of socks to Howard Longway for his work with homeless veterans in Vermont. 

Summary 

In summary, we made the following donations in May 2024: 

  1. Monthly Donations to Charity Partners       $   1,165.85
  2. Donation Boxes                                                $   3,300.00
  3. Other Donations                                               $   1,650.00

 Total                                                                           $  6,115.85    

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)

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

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

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 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

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

American Sign Language I Love You Socks

Lexington School for the Deaf

10% from the sale of every pair

Wheels on Fire Crew Socks

The Viscardi Center

10% from the sale of every pair

Adoption Awareness Socks

Gift of Adoption Fund

10% from the sale of every pair

Police Tribute Socks

Nassau County Police Activity League

10% from the sale of every pair

Torch Run Athletic Socks

Special Olympics International for Law Enforcement Torch Run

10% from the sale of every pair

World Down Syndrome Day Crew Socks

Down Syndrome International and National Down Syndrome Society

10% from the sale of every pair

Braille Crew Socks

Guide Dog Foundation

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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