Lots of Socks 2021

Celebrate International World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2021 by selling our official socks for 2021
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Lots of Socks 2021

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

Selling socks is a simple way to raise funds for your local Down Syndrome Association.  All funds raised will go towards your Local Down Syndrome Association to continue their work by supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

Celebrate International World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2021 by selling our official socks for 2021.

Our Artists Kendall Perkins and Peter Rowe collaborated to create a design to celebrate Australia’s Great National Wonder, the Great Barrier Reef.  

Rock your socks, take a sock selfie and use our hashtags so we can ensure to spread the word about World Down Syndrome Day! #WDSD2021 #WDSD #downsyndromeawareness #rockyoursocks #lotsofsocks

STEP 1: BUY A BOX OF SOCKS (OR MORE)

This year we are selling boxes of socks to allow you to sell them at your workplace, school, kindy, club etc and increase awareness and raise funds. The boxes contain 10 pairs of socks and cost $100 (including postage Australia-wide). Socks are sold for $15 each.  If you sell all the socks you will raise $150. You can then take out the cost of the box as your reimbursement, or choose to donate the entire amount raised.

Order your socks by 28 February 2021 to ensure you receive them in time for World Down Syndrome Day (21 March).

What’s in the box

You will receive 10 pairs of socks

  • 4 small adults
  • 4 large adults
  • 2 kids 

Don’t need a box? You can purchase individual pairs of socks for $15 each, which includes postage.

Download a FREE Lots of Socks poster to display in your office, school or community notice board.

STEP 2: DEPOSIT YOUR FUNDS

Once you have sold all your socks it’s time to get the funds you raised back to us. There are two ways to get the funds to us:

  1. Deposit the money into your own bank account, then make a donation by clicking the button below (you will need a credit card to do this). Donate funds raised here: www.lotsofsocks.org.au/donate
  2. You can also make a direct deposit to your local Down Syndrome Association – please email us with details of your deposit and your local Down Syndrome Association.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Peter Rowe

“Hello my name is Peter Rowe, I am an Exhibiting Artist a Children’s Book Author, Presenter and yes I also just happen to have Down syndrome. Creativity particularly art has allowed me a means in which to share who I am, to share my voice, to connect with people and feel heard. I am mostly an abstract artist creating colourful vibrant pieces which I hope reflect my personality and bring joy. My journey certainly has come with its challenges however with the right supports I believe you can do anything and live a good and happy life.

An artist stands next to his artwork

Kendall Perkins

“When asked if I would create an artwork to go on a sock for World Down Syndrome Day, I was thrilled, I knew I needed create a design that would be fun and visually appealing. I wanted to create quintessentially Australian and, with the Great Barrier Reef right here in our own backyard along with my trademark bright bold colours and whimsical style it was the perfect fit. I would like to say it was an absolute honour to be asked to be part of this wonderful project and be able to collaborate with such a fabulously talented artist as Peter.”