Rock Your Socks 2023

Every year on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. Socks were chosen because the karyotype of Ds chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks! 

Please email office@dsadelaware.org or call 302-660-9506 with any questions about ordering or payment. Socks will sell out – don’t delay ordering!

How It Works

Place an order for youth or adult socks. Adult socks fit most teens/adults as well as older children and youth socks are recommended for any children around age 5. They are not for toddlers or babies. 

Bulk Orders: Schools and businesses are encouraged to complete our Bulk Order Form here. Bulk Orders are due January 13 and require a minimum of 100 pairs. Socks and will be available for pickup at the following locations on the following dates:

  • Sussex County – Cape Henlopen High School (1250 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958)
    • Saturday February 11 from 3-5 pm
  • Kent County – Wyoming United Methodist Church (216 Wyoming Mill Rd, Dover, DE 19904)
    • Saturday February 18 from 3-5 pm
  • New Castle County – DSADE Office (1240 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711)
    • Saturday February 25 from from 3-5 pm

Individual Orders: Individuals looking to purchase orders of less than 100 pairs of socks have two options: purchase socks from a local business or order socks to be shipped directly to you. Starting March 1, local businesses throughout the state will be selling socks for $5/pair. A list of local businesses can be found here starting March 1. Socks can be ordered online for shipping here. * Shipping orders will have a $20 flat shipping fee.

Pricing/Payment

  • Bulk Orders: Once you complete the form, you will pick up the socks in February and sell them until March 21st (World Down Syndrome Day). Socks must be sold for a minimum donation of $5/pair. Discounted pricing is available for schools only for $2/pair. Proceeds from any socks sold are then sent back to the Down Syndrome Association of DE after sales are complete. Payments are due by April 1, 2023. You may return any unsold socks to us without submitting payment for them. Any socks not returned by April 1, 2023 will be invoiced for the amount owed. 
  • Payments must be submitted to the DSA of DE in check payment payable to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware to PO Box 747 Middletown, DE 19709. If you prefer to pay electronically, please email office@dsadelaware.org or call 302-660-5906.

Bulk Orders (min. 100 pairs) Individual Orders – Shipping  Local Businesses Selling Socks

 

If you work with students within an educational or learning setting, view our Disability Awareness Toolkit. This toolkit includes videos, age specific lesson plans and other resources to promote disability awareness within your classroom. One of our moms has also created lesson plans, available for purchase, which we highly recommend. View lesson plans.

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