I believe everything in life has a purpose and finding that purpose in life is not always easy and obvious, but when found, the feeling is indescribable.
In writing a book about socks, 'Quinn's Socks' I wanted to create a learning experience around our socks. Not only do our socks have to be perfect for little feet, I wanted to encourage independence, creativity and learning. I have had many proud moments in my journey with Q for Quinn. I feel incredibly proud every time a mom tells me that their son or daughter will not wear any other socks. I felt incredibly proud when we donated hundreds of socks and books to The New Mom Project, just knowing that a child in our own community could enjoy something they would otherwise not be able to afford. However, the opportunity that is in front of us, to provide school meals for some of the world's poorest children with every pair of socks we sell is perhaps the greatest gift we can have.
Growing up in Sri Lanka, where poverty is widespread, has helped me truly appreciate how fortunate my children and I are. My children will never learn or understand what it means to go to school hungry, or not be able to go to school at all. What they can learn is the importance of giving back to other children that are less fortunate.
We are so excited to support Mary's Meals' goal - that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education. Millions of children globally do not have access to basic human needs like food and water, let alone education. By providing a daily school meal, these children are not only fed, but are also encouraged to attend school and gain an education, which becomes key to breaking their poverty cycle. Mary's Meals is truly an incredible organization currently providing school meals to 1.4 million children in 18 countries and we are so fortunate to support them.
Beginning June 1, we donate a meal with every pair of socks you purchase, making you the most important part of our cause. We have been so fortunate to have an incredible community of customers and supports and we cannot thank you enough for supporting our business and mission.