By Wearing Orange Socks You Are Committing To:
- Suspend judgment, invest your time, get to know someone with a disability.
- Ask them what they need when you interact with them – don’t assume.
- Lead with love – this way other people will feel comfortable reaching out with kindness as well.
- Refer to someone with a disability as a person first, disability second (e.g. say a child with Down syndrome not a Down syndrome child).
- Stand up for others with disabilities. They are not second-class citizens.
Ways to Celebrate Orange Socks Day
- Wear orange socks on November 13 and post it on social media
- Email your friends and family to make sure you all match November 13
- Buy orange socks for your friends
- Make a donation – anything over $50 gets a free set of orange socks
- Run a fundraiser in your office, at your school or in your neighborhood
- Host a bake sale, garage sale or host a “Wear Orange Socks to Work” day on November 13 and have your employer purchase the socks
- Post signs around town, in your business or church or school
- Write the name of someone with a disability you “stand with” as a part of your donation and we’ll include your name and theirs on our donor wall
Get Your Orange Socks
Where the Proceeds go
- Fund Inclusion Assemblies for individuals with disability
- Support Walk-with-a-friend-a-thons in the schools (contact us if you want one at your school)
- Help spread messages of inclusion and anti-bullying on social media (Orange Socks gets close to 100k monthly views)