The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition has teamed up with John’s Crazy Socks for a fundraising campaign. In the campaign, supporters use a special charity code when making a purchase from John’s Crazy Socks. The supporters each receive a free gift and John’s Crazy Socks donates 10 percent of the sales to the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.
Margaret Campise, the President of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, said, “We love this campaign. It allows us to work remotely during the COVD-19 pandemic and John and John’s Crazy Socks make it easy and fun – we are spreading happiness together.”
The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Fundraising Campaign with John’s Crazy Socks will run from September 1 through October 31. To learn more about the work of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, you can contact the coalition via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-669-7770. You can make a donation by clicking here.
John’s Crazy Socks previously donated socks to the Coalition. The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition delivers a gift bag to women undergoing treatment or who have undergone surgery. The gift bag contains information and items to bring comfort and cheer to the recipients. Now, those bags contain socks from John’s Crazy Socks.
John Cronin, Co-Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks said, “We love the work of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition and want to do all we can to support them.”
In addition to the support of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, John’s Crazy Socks offers Breast Cancer Awareness Socks that raise money for research into breast cancer. Later this month, the Company will introduce a new series of Breast Cancer Awareness Socks in time for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and Co-Founder, said, “This campaign is part of our new Charity Fundraising Program where we work with non-profits across the country to help them raise money. It is particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic because it is touchless and can operate remotely. We are so happy that the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition is the first participant in this program.
About the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. (WIBCC) is a non-profit 501(c)3, grassroots organization founded in 1992. Their mission is to provide support services to women undergoing treatment and requiring post-mastectomy care with their “Lend A Helping Hand” program, and to actively promote cancer and environmental awareness with education, advocacy, and outreach throughout the community.
About John’s Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise built on four pillars:
- Inspiration and Hope: We hire people with differing abilities, share videos to show what people can do, host school tours and school groups that come for work experience. We want the world to see what people with differing abilities can do.
- Giving Back: We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and raise money through our Sock of the Month Club and charity and awareness socks for our charity partners like Autism Speaks, the Autism Society of America, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Williams Syndrome Association. We have raised more than $375,000 for our charity partners and publish a monthly Giving Back Report.
- Products You Can Love: We have over 2,000 different socks plus a Sock of the Month Club and now we offer masks and greeting cards.
- Making It Personal: Every package gets a thank-you note from John and some candy.