Posted Mar 12, 2021 by Jacquie Robison
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I remember that phrase being on a loop in my head when I was preparing to launch this nonprofit. I'd return to it, repeating it over and over, as I completed bylaws, applied for charitable status and reached out to prospective board members. It was exciting (and scary) to take the leap.
Fast forward three years and WAWOS has donated over 1500 walkercapes through WAWOS Wear and awarded $100K in directed gifts to US-based nonprofits providing accessible recreational activities with our WAWOS Wishes program.
How fitting that this adventure connected me to another mom on a mission; the founder of Max & Me. It's a small but growing sock company based in Chicago, founded by Steph Degodny,
Her incredible son Max loves basketball and happens to have CP. He couldn't find fun, funky socks to wear with his AFOs (orthotic devices) so, Steph designed and developed them! They're not just for kids with AFOs, they're for any kid who wants their socks to make a statement.
These socks combine style AND substance! Community-giving is central to their brand DNA , and I'm thrilled to announce that WAWOS is the official Max & Me charity partner: $1 from every pair sold will be donated to our nonprofit. Check out their designs and get yours today.
The inclusion revolution is now!