John's Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.” Our is a business built on love. We're on a mission to spread happiness the socks. We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and we've created a series of Awareness and Charity socks and donate money form each pair of socks to causes like Down syndrome and Autism awareness, the Special Olympics and breast cancer research. We hire people with disabilities. We do all we can for our customers. We believe that doing the right thing is the best business.
From design to production, Novel-Tees offers everything you need to create a unique and high-quality custom product. We offer a wide variety of garments, including several brands of tees, hoodies, bags, novelty and promotional Items. Novel-Tees is operated by On Your Mark, a not-for-profit agency established in 1979. Our mission is to provide supportive services and job opportunities to individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Our employees are gaining valuable work experience, developing job skills, perfecting performance, and creating lasting friendships.
Paper Clouds Apparel
Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations. We achieve this goal by selling t-shirts, hats and totes featuring artwork designed by individuals with special needs. Paper Clouds Apparel also hires individuals with special needs to package all of our sensory-friendly clothing. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the sale of all merchandise is given to the cause we are promoting in each campaign. Choose the art, create your shirt and change a life!
The mission of Special Tees is to provide training and employment to traditionally “unemployable” individuals and to operate a growing business dedicated to securing employment through training in a controlled, secure environment that understands the difficulties of daily functioning with a mental illness and/or developmental disability. Every penny earned over cost goes back into our program to better serve the mentally and developmentally disabled. Services include screen printing (both silk screening and digital printing), embroidery, tackle twill and ink sublimation. We can print and embroider anything and fill all of your merchandise needs…staff recognition, corporate promotions, team or company uniforms, giveaways and advertising items. Products include tee shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, shorts, jackets, towels, socks, bags, hats, jerseys and more!
Established in 2011, Spectrum Designs is a non profit social enterprise specializing in custom apparel decoration with the mission of employing people with autism. Offering high quality screen printing, embroidery, in house graphic arts and a wide range of promotional items, Spectrum is devoted to being the fastest growing business of its kind. With its competitive pricing, commitment to quality and unsurpassed customer service, Spectrum has gained clients such as KPMG, Neiman Marcus, Autism Speaks and Facebook. Grounded in its vision of providing gainful employment opportunities, its integrated workforce earn at least minimum wage and its unique structure allows for people of all abilities to grow and thrive, both within the organization and beyond.
Spectrum Works is an innovative social enterprise employment model born out of the idea that everyone deserves an opportunity to have a productive, fulfilling life. The vision of its co-founder Ann Marie Sullivan is to use employment to empower individuals with autism with the confidence and the skills needed to achieve a sense of independence, purpose and pride. Ultimately, the goal of Spectrum Works goes beyond paychecks and sustainability, it’s about raising awareness that individuals with autism can work and contribute to society. Give us an opportunity to create great products for your company. Your purchase will not only help support jobs for individuals with autism…it will change lives! We do screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and we have thousands of items to choose from. All profits generated by Spectrum Works are used to fund its job training and employment programs for individuals with autism.