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Happy Socks Teams Up with Happy Hearts Fund to Help Children


June 2, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Happy Socks and the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) have announced that they have collaborated on a capsule collection of socks, with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting schools built by HHF in areas impacted by natural disasters. To date, HHF has rebuilt 113 safe-resilient schools in some of the world’s most needy communities.

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Available in Happy Socks concept stores and on HappySocks.com, the Happy Socks x Happy Hearts Fund styles are designed with colorful and creative motifs that symbolize the educational mission of the HHF including pencils, chalkboard letters, and the Fund’s signature orange color adorning the socks. With each pair of socks purchased, Happy Socks will donate $3 to the HHF, the equivalent of a box of pencils, directly to one of the schools that HHF has built. Retail price is $12/pair.

The founder of HHF, Petra Nemcova created the Happy Hearts Fund several months after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which struck while she was visiting Thailand; she sustained life-threatening injuries that took months to heal. When she returned to Thailand in 2005, she realized how much devastation remained once the immediate relief organizations departed the area. She began creating initiatives to bridge the gap between emergency post-disaster relief and fully restored infrastructure.

“My deepest gratitude to Happy Socks for this exciting ‘smartnership’. Your initiative to support sustained response after natural disasters will help us uplift children, their families, and entire communities. Your caring hearts impact today’s generation of children and future generations for years to come. Thank you Happy Socks for bringing happiness to children.” – Petra Nemcova

“Happy Socks and the Happy Hearts Fund share a common mission to spread happiness around the world. By teaming up with HHF, we have a chance to do good in the world, and whether it’s giving children pencils and chalk, socks, or building an entire school, the end result is the same: to put smiles on children’s faces.” – Isaac E. Ash, CEO & President of United Legwear & Apparel Co.

Model and humanitarian Petra Nemcova poses in front of the Happy Socks NYC store in Soho to celebrate the launch of the Happy Socks x Happy Hearts Fund collection.

About The Happy Hearts Fund:Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds safe-resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. We work during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities. Globally, HHF is active in 9 countries and has built/rebuilt 113 schools and kindergartens. Since, inception, our programs have benefited more than 50,000 children and 500,000 community members.

About Happy Socks:Bringing happiness and quality to every corner of the world. Happy Socks started in the spring of 2008. Two friends had a vision: to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colorful design piece with a rigid standard of ultimate quality, craftsmanship and creativity. A concept now brought to perfection by the Happy Socks collective of creators.

Today Happy Socks are sold in more than 70 countries and on every continent.

Happy Socks features an almost endless variety of models and designs, using a broad spectrum of color combinations and original patterns.

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CONTACT: For Happy Hearts Fund related press inquiries, please contact:Chelsea Burrell / Chelsea@happyheartsfund.org, For Happy Socks relatedpress inquiries, please contact: Josh Goldfarb / josh@happysocks.com