Giving Back Report for September 2022

Giving Back Report for September 2022 

In September 2022, we raised $7,690.39 for our charity partners. Through September 2022, we have now raised more than $537,842 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: Speaking Engagement at Bush School of Government and Public Service 

On September 8 and 9, John and Mark travelled to College Station, Texas where they spoke at the Bush School of Government and Public Service located at Texas A&M University.  They spoke at an event at the library at the Bush School where three different custom sock designs were unveiled and sold at the university store.  John helped design those socks that not only celebrated the Bush School but also recognized former President George H. Bush’s commitment to public service.  One of the socks featured the likeness of “Sully”, President Bush’s service dog, and “Reveille”, the canine mascot of Texas A&M University.  Both Sully and Reveille appeared at the kick-off event and a great time was had by all. 

After the library event, John and Mark met with the students involved in the Texas A&M Aggie ACHIEVE program which is an educational program for individuals with intellectual disabilities to transition from high school to a college environment.  John and Mark were impressed with the inclusiveness and demands of this program which is readying people with differing abilities to a more independent adult life. 

On Friday evening, John and Mark met with the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley.  Over a great BBQ dinner, John and Mark were able to speak with other individuals with Down syndrome and their families about the opportunities available to them. 

On Saturday, John and Mark were able to attend the Texas A&M football game.  This was their first big-time SEC game and even though Texas A&M was not victorious, they had a fantastic time. 

Event: NDSS Buddy Walk - NYC 

On September 17, John and Mark were in the heart of New York City for the National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk.  They started the morning in Times Square where the faces of 500 individuals with Down syndrome were displayed on one of the huge Times Square video screens.  Dozens of people from around the country had travelled to see their or their loved one’s face on the big screen.  John was there to meet everyone and, of course, smile when he saw his face up there too! 

After the Times Square show, everyone went up to the heart of Central Park where the Buddy Walk festivities took place.  There was dancing, talking, eating, playing and, of course, walking, over several hours.  It was a beautiful day to raise money for all the good that the National Down Syndrome Society does. 

Giving Back – September 2022 

This report covers sales and activities from September 1 through September 30, 2022. 

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 $284.45 for the Special Olympics.  

Donations to Charity Partners 

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

Charity

Monthly Donation

ACDS

$         164.83 

American Cancer Society

$         126.61 

American Nurses Foundation

$            29.54 

Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation

 $            35.97

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 $            94.52

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

$              1.40 

Huntington Community First Aid Squad

 $              8.39

Lexington School for the Deaf

 $            48.97

Long Island Coalition Against Bullying

 $              7.00

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

 $              2.80

Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

 $              2.80

Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America

 $            59.06

National Down Syndrome Society

 $         251.58

North Shore Animal League America

 $         107.28

P.S. I Love You

 $              8.39

Special Olympics

 $         284.45

The Whaling Museum and Education Center

 $              4.00

UCP – Long Island

 $              1.40

William Syndrome Association

 $              1.40

 

Donation of Boxes of Socks 

In addition, we donated 49 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: 

·         Camp Circle Star

·         Upside of Downs, Inc.

·         The National Association for Down Syndrome

·         Ferro Foundation

·         St Paul's Episcopal Church

·         Michiana Down Syndrome

·         Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

·         Down Syndrome Association of Tampa Bay

·         Special Olympics Arkansas

·         ASPIRO

·         Magnify Bishop Grady Villas

·         Ken's Krew, Inc.

·         Deepwood Foundation

·         Council Bluffs Down Syndrome Parent Group

·         Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

·         Inspire Equine Therapy

·         Intensive Education Academy

·         The Sensory Club

·         The ARC Madison Cortland

·         Mission:  Kids Success

·         Twenty-One Senses

·         Socks for the Streets

·         Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley

·         GiGi's Playhouse Madison

·         Gabi's Grounds

·         GiGi's Playhouse - NYC

·         Jackie Boys Crew Foundation

·         Evolve Coaching

·         Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc.

·         Braintree Special Needs Recreation Program

·         Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society

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Other Donations 

In addition to our monthly charitable donations and sock donations, in September 2022, we donated $150.00 to Special Olympics and $450.00 worth of socks to the charitable organization, Socks for the Street. 

Summary 

In summary, we made the following donations in September 2022: 

  1. Monthly Donations to Charity Partners                      $   1,240.39
  2. Charity Boxes                                                                 $   5,850.00
  3. Other Donations                                                              $     600.00

 

Total                                                                                      $   7,690.39 

 

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

American Sign Language I Love You Socks

Lexington School for the Deaf

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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