Socks make the perfect gift – on their own, as stocking-stuffers, as present-toppers – and now they are 10% off (until Saturday, 12/12, at 11:59pm)! Use the discount code PEACE at checkout.
Thank you so much, everyone! THIS NIGHT just made a donation of $150 ($138 from 138 pairs sold over the past four days + an extra $12) to the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading, PA (where these socks are made)! So happy to support this wonderful organization!
I think people like sales around this time, so starting this Friday at 8am and continuing until 11:59pm on Monday, if you use the discount code JOY you will receive 10% off your entire order. But what is more exciting is that $1 per pair purchased during this period will be donated to the Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading, PA, my hometown and where these socks are manufactured.
I can't say enough good things about the work of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, but here's a brief overview: It runs eight clubhouses that provide afterschool activities and mentoring to kids ages six to eighteen in Reading and Pottstown and also runs six learning centers within the Reading School District. The clubhouses serve about 500 kids a day, and there are between 3,000 and 4,000 kids in the Reading area who participate in at least one of the Club's programs each year – 84% of the youth it serves live at or below the national poverty level. Participation in these programs has helped to raise school attendance as well as graduation rates – 92% of participating kids graduate from high school on time.
THIS NIGHT is so happy to be able to support this wonderful organization!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am so very grateful not only that there is still a knitting mill left in Reading, but that the people there were willing to work on my socks (a small order!). When I first began dreaming of starting my own sock company, I didn't even know if I could have them made in America, let alone in my hometown, and it has been so wonderful to work with everyone at the knitting mill to make these socks a reality. Here's a picture of Terry, the sock genius who has programmed the knitting machines used for my socks (known in the sock industry as a "fixer") – I'm so grateful for all his help!
Are you considering dressing as Hall or Oates this Halloween? Do you need socks? CHECK in aqua and black would be a good option, or perhaps STRIPE in black and white. (These would also work if you will be trick-or-treating as Crockett or Tubbs in a cold climate.) On a semi-related note, Mom, anyone else reading this: Should I continue the celebrity sock portraiture?
I am going to see if I can have a blog here that I update at least occasionally! (We shall see...) In my inaugural post, I would just like to thank everyone who has visited this site (and also people who have already bought socks)! I hope you enjoy the socks. Thank you so much for supporting THIS NIGHT and for supporting American manufacturing!