Donation Requests

Donation Requests

Giving Back is an essential part of our purpose at John’s Crazy Socks. We have a mission to spread happiness and part of that mission involves offering hope and inspiration about what is possible when people with a disability are given a chance. That commitment leads us to donate to support programs that celebrate, champion, support, and advocate for people with disabilities.

We also give back to show our gratitude. We have been able to achieve early success and we know that is because of the support of so many other people and organizations. Having been given such an opportunity, we want to give back to say thank you.

Requesting a Donation Box of Socks

We will explain our Giving Back Program and the basis for our donations in this statement, but let’s start by telling you how you can request a donation from us.

We welcome donation requests for Donation Boxes of Socks to support special events such as fundraising dinners and Buddy Walks. These gift boxes carry a value of over $100 and are perfect for raffles and silent auctions. If you would like to request a Donation Box of Socks, please send an email to service@johnscrazysocks.com with the following information:

  1. Name of your organization
  2. Name of the event
  3. Date of the event
  4. Purpose of the funds you are raising
  5. Number of people attending the event
  6. How will you promote the event?
  7. Will you tag us in social media?
  8. Will there be an information table where you can place our brochures?
  9. Name and contact information for the contact person

We are not able to honor the request for financial donations as we have already committed our cash donations to the Special Olympics and our other charity partners. You can read below to understand our approach.

Our Approach to Donations

As we have grown, we have focused our Giving Back on groups and individuals that work with people with special needs and disabilities. There are many great causes – people working to protect the environment, to advance the arts, to lift people out of poverty, to advance peace – and we would want to support many, many causes. But we realize that we can have a better impact focusing on issues concerning people with disabilities and special needs since that resonates best with our overall mission.

Financial Contributions

The leading organization we support is the Special Olympics. John is a Special Olympic athlete and we love the way the Special Olympics promote training and competition. We have witnessed first-hand how that program lifts not only the athletes but the coaches, volunteers and family members who support them.

We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. In addition, we have two Special Olympics socks. We donate 10% from each pair of our Shark Socks,10% from each pair of our Polar Plunge socks, and 10% from each pair of our Spreading Happiness socks to Special Olympics. And, we donate 5% of all revenue raised by our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics.

We also make financial contributions to our charity partners through our Awareness and Charity Socks. We currently have many socks that give back to charitable organizations:

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

ACDSand 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

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. We donate to the Barbara Bush Foundation.

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. We donate to the Barbara Bush Foundation.

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

Texas Strong Pack

Feeding Texas

$5.00 from the sale of every pack

Unity Socks

National Down Syndrome Society

10% from the sale of every pair

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Socks

American Cancer Society

10% of the sale of all childhood cancer awareness socks

 

Donation Boxes of Socks

We’re on a mission to spread happiness through socks so we love seeing more people wear our socks. Making donations of socks makes us happy. They can be a fun addition to any raffle or silent auction and we have received lots of happy feedback from groups that have included the Donation Boxes of Socks in their events.

As we have explained above, we make these donations to groups and organizations that are supporting people with disabilities or special needs. If your group has another mission, we hope you understand our focus and urge you to find companies and charitable entities that align with your mission.

If you are an organization working with and supporting the disabled and think that a donation of a box of socks to your event would help, then please contact us. Simply follow the instructions that we outlined at the top of this statement.

Thank you

John and Mark Cronin

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