Our Story / Meet Sammy
SammySocks Etc. was created to help our son, Samuel, become independent, help with his support, employ adults with differing abilities, provide a safe and adaptive work environment and treat our customers and employees with respect and dignity.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to make available dignified employment, contribute to a sense of worth, and foster respect for adults with differing abilities through the selling of quality products.
Our Vision Statement
Our vision is, by the grace of God, to provide our son who is a person with differing abilities and other adults with differing abilities, opportunities to contribute to the community in a safe environment and help secure their futures.
What We Offer
We currently offer a variety of socks for men, women, and children. We also offer coffee and tea. We strive to provide an exceptional shopping experience that includes courteous service, quick delivery, and the knowledge that you have contributed to our son’s, and hopefully others in similar circumstances, support and encouragement.
Sharing With Others
5% of Our Earnings Are Donated to United Partners of Pflugerville, Texas
SammySocks Etc. also believes in helping others. We donate five percent of our earnings to United Partners - Pflugerville. United Partners - Pflugerville is located in Pflugerville, Texas. It is an organization that allows adults with differing abilities to come and spend the day to learn, work and live as a community.
We Donate Socks the the Hope Alliance of Round Rock, Texas
SammySocks Etc. also donates pairs of socks. We donate 1 pair of socks for every $25 purchased. We donate pairs of socks to the Hope Alliance of Round Rock, Texas - A resource center and emergency shelter for those affected by family and sexual violence.
Socks That Support Causes
SammySocks Etc. will donate $1.00 to the Autism Society of Texas for every pair purchased of the Men’s Puzzle Piece Crew Socks and the Women’s Puzzle Piece Crew Socks.
SammySocks Etc. will donate $1.00 to Texas Parent to Parent for every pair purchased of the Men’s Assorted Colors Crew Socks and the Women’s Pastel Low Cut Socks.
The Autism Society of Texas is the state affiliate of the Autism Society of America. The Autism Society of Texas is a non-profit organization. The organization develops and supports programs and resources for autistic children and adults. The Autism Society of Texas works to provide information and referrals to support autistic individuals in Texas, provide support groups, and advocate for autistic individuals at the state and national level. You can find more information about this organization at https://www.texasautismsociety.org.
Texas Parent to Parent is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of individuals in Texas with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions, and other health care needs. Texas Parent to Parent advocates for these individuals through education, providing resources, educating professionals about the unique needs of this population, and utilizing a parent-to-parent peer support model where volunteer parents provide information and support to other parents who are caring for a person with special needs. You can find out more information about this organization at https://www.txp2p.org.
Help SammySocks Etc. help these two organizations help people in need. Purchase the designated socks for yourself, a loved one, or a friend and support the Autism Society of Texas and Texas Parent to Parent.
Sharing Socks with Others – A Customer Sock Donation Program
The purpose of the Sharing Socks with Others – A Customer Sock Donation Program by SammySocks Etc. is to provide a way for customers to purchase socks from SammySocks Etc. and have them donated to the Hope Alliance of Round Rock, Texas. The Hope Alliance of Round Rock, Texas is a resource center and emergency shelter for those affected by family and sexual violence.
This customer sock donation program allows customers an opportunity to purchase designated socks at the wholesale cost to us and then have us donate them to the Hope Alliance. The socks designated for this customer sock donation program are:
- Men’s Classic Casual Assorted Patterns Crew Socks – Cost of the pair of socks for the Customer = $1.00
- Women’s Music Crew Socks – Cost of the pair of socks for the Customer = $1.00.
The Significance of the Peacock Feather in Our Logo
The significance of the peacock feather in our logo is that Samuel is very tactile defensive. He has a difficult time dealing with any kind of human touch. If he is prepared for it, he can tolerate it. However, if he is bumped by accident, he can become distressed and possibly have a meltdown. We use the peacock feather to show how some people with differing abilities can only tolerate the lightest touch…. like a feather. The colors of the peacock feather also closely resemble the colors of Autism Awareness. So…. the peacock feather.
We hope that the experiences you have with SammySocks Etc. will be encouraging and supportive. Thank you.
Meet Sammy of SammySocks Etc.
Samuel is a young adult. He was born in Round Rock, Texas. He was homeschooled by Sally, his mother, until the seventh grade. Samuel attended middle and high school in the Hutto ISD. He graduated from high school in 2017. He then attended the Hutto ISD 18+ Program until 2020.
Samuel has quite a few interests. He likes trains, elevators, toilets, video games, bells, clocks, and Walmart to name a few. He really likes the Walmart in Clifton Park, New York. We have visited it three times in the last four years. He also likes the Walmart on the west side of Flint, Michigan. Both Walmart stores have a unique feature to their public address system. A sound like a train horn is emitted before each announcement. Samuel really likes this.
Samuel likes to take rides in the car. He likes to listen to music on the radio while riding. He is fond of Katy Perry. Samuel has the ability to “mash-up” songs. He knows which songs go together. One song will be playing on the radio and Samuel will be singing another song along with it at the same time.
SammySocks Etc. is quite small currently. We sell socks for children, women, and men, coffee, and tea. Our website is www.sammysocksetc.com. Samuel puts together our information packet. He puts a candy treat, a discount coupon, a poem, a Sammy Saying, and a card explaining our story into a baggie. This baggie goes with every order. He also puts together our Bells and Whistles Bag.
Samuel is eager for you to order from SammySocks Etc.!