We love Camp Anchor which serves people with differing abilities ranging in age from 5 to 74 years young. This year, Camp Anchor celebrated their 50th anniversary and John’s Crazy Socks wanted to be part of the celebration. We worked with the Camp to create a 50th Anniversary Camp Anchor Sock and we used that sock to raise funds for the Camp.
We wanted to make a special anniversary sock for Camp Anchor. Together, with Hempstead Councilman Anthony D'Esposito, an art contest for campers at the Camp Anchor Summer Program to create a design for the Camp Anchor 50th Anniversary Sock. The campers loved it and got to work making many fabulous designs.
We received dozens of designs entries from the campers. Our creative staff reviewed the submissions and made suggestions to John Cronin, our Chief Happiness Officer, who made the final pick. John selected a winning design made by Alexa Duran of Freeport. John traveled to Camp Anchor to thank Alex and give her the very first pair of Camp Anchor socks. The winning pair of socks are a one-size-fits-all, embellished in colorful anchors, wheelchairs, and the number 50 representing Camp Anchor’s 50th anniversary.
As part of the contest and the celebration of Camp Anchor 50th anniversary, John Crazy Socks donated 600 pairs of socks to Camp Anchor. The camp sold those socks and raised close to $10,000 for the Camp.
We now sell the Camp Anchor Socks in our store with $2 from every pair going to Camp Anchor.
Camp Anchor is a full-service day camp sponsored by the Town of Hempstead. They serve 600 campers with 200 pair staff and over 300 volunteer staff. They share our mission of showing what’s possible and focusing on what people can do, not what people can't do. Please visit their website, http://www.campanchor.org for information.