The impact of the coronavirus has been felt by virtually everyone. For some, it has threatened health, and for others, it has meant a loss of job security. Yet in the midst of our society’s struggle, some have dedicated themselves to seeking solutions.
An example of the latter is Sock Fancy — a subscription-based sock service that chose to transform its manufacturing efforts to supply masks to those in need to help prevent the spread of disease.
“It really kind of hit the whole team within a couple days,” Sock Fancy co-founder and CEO Stefan Lewinger said. “We all said this is something we have to do. And we have a really close relationship with our manufacturers. We’re able to source suppliers really quickly, so for us it was a no brainer. We knew it would be a great opportunity to not only provide a service and a good, but also give back to the community.”
Sock Fancy chose a one-for-one model for its mask distribution. For every mask it sold, it would also donate one as well. Sock Fancy intends to donate 100,000 masks through the program, and it invited DawgNation to partner in its mission.
DawgNation Daily listeners and viewers — as well as DawgNation readers — were invited in April to purchase a mask from Sock Fancy and DawgNation was given a choice about where to send the donated masks. We chose to supply a local daycare.
The reason for selecting a daycare was simple.
Many of our so-called “essential” workers depend on daycares to watch their children while they do the work that supports us, and as our state begins to reopen, even more emphasis is placed on daycares as an important ally in restarting our economy.
DawgNation traveled to Carrington Academy this week to present 1,000 masks — made possible by the generosity of Sock Fancy and the support of our audience — for daycare workers to wear as they watch over children this summer.
Please take time to watch the video below for a recap of a proud day for DawgNation. And once again, DawgNation thanks Sock Fancy for making it possible.