Step Up For Down Syndrome

The world’s a lot brighter for all the little things that make us unique. That’s why we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day each year with – what else – mismatched socks.

A Cause Close to Home

We’re proud to support non-profits like Aura Foundation, who help place individuals with intellectual disabilities in jobs & support them along the way.

Diverse and inclusive workforces makes this world a richer place for everyone, and that’s something we know firsthand.

Meet Patrick

With his contagious smile, Patrick is not only an integral member of our warehouse staff, but is also key to keeping spirits high!

Q&A With Patrick

How long have you been at Jimmy Lion? 

Many, many months.

What’s your favorite task?

Folding the socks, putting them in the boxes and then putting the labels on the boxes. 

Do you get on well with your coworkers? 

Yes, they’re great. I really love to hug Ricardo. And Bego.

Which are your favorite socks?

The Lions!

When someone like Patrick comes to work in the world of logistics, a competitive sector, they add a human touch. He needs a bit of support, but he pays it back in affection. He always comes in with a big smile on his face. He brings our team lots of joy. 

– Ricardo, Warehouse Manager

More About World Down Syndrome Day

Why Do We Celebrate on March 21st?

The date, 3/21, pays tribute to the cause of Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, or the triplication (3 copies) of the 21st chromosome. Hence the worldwide celebration every March 21st.

Run a 10K with Mismatched Socks!

Another year, another collaboration with Aura Foundation! This year we designed & donated a special 3-sock pack, 3-Socks for DOWN. 100% of the proceeds went to their social & work inclusion programs.

And that’s not all, we also got to see the streets of Barcelona show their support as our designs were the official socks of La Cursa, El Corte Inglés’ annual 10K race! 

Honored to collaborate with Aura Foundation once again, we can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Thanks socks much for reading!

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