My little sister, Ellie, couldn’t totally understand cancer, but she knew that bald brother = sick brother.
- Jake, Founder

About Resilience Gives

We are a community of patients, survivors, loved ones, and organizations supporting each other during treatment and fundraising for health causes close to our hearts.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

YOU CREATE

We help you create your own unique sock designs.

STEP 2

COMMUNITIES RALLY

After you finish designing, you can choose to let your friends and family purchase your design individually (campaign style) or in a bulk order (bulk style).

STEP 3

YOU RECEIVE SOCK SELFIES

Your friends and family send in photos rocking your socks.

Campaign Style
Bulk Style
Families who want to use their socks to pay it forward by raising money for research or patient-support.
Best For:
Families who want to create a tangible symbol to rally around and don’t mind placing one large order.
Personalized Packaging
Raise Funds
6 Pair Mininum (total)
24 Pair Mininum (per size)
Individual Ordering
Faster Turnaround Time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SETUP AND TIMELINE

Nope! Setup is free :)

Design time is dependent on your responsiveness, but the average is one week.

Once your design is complete, your campaign will be set up within 48 hours.

It’s up to you! Most people run campaigns for one month.

Our lead time is 5 weeks from when we start production. On bulk orders production starts as soon as payment is made, while production on campaigns starts after the conclusion of the campaign.

Ex. If a campaign runs from March 1st-31st, production will start on April 1st, and the order will begin shipping out by May 6th.

We’ll do what we can, but we are limited by capacity constraints. For campaigns, designers can choose to place a refundable deposit of $4 per pair to begin production ahead of the campaign to have socks shipping out during the campaign.

Ex. If the designer is running the campaign March 1st-31st and wants to have socks shipping out during the campaign, they can place a refundable deposit of $4 per pair on February January 28th.

MINIMUMS, SOCK SPECS, PRICING

No they do not. All of our donated socks have non-slip bottoms, but because of the limitations of small-batch production, we cannot apply these to custom designs.

The price of socks on campaigns remains constant at $20/pair.

If the minimums aren’t reached, we refund all orders and the socks are not produced. There is an option to convert the campaign into a bulk order, and pricing will likely change to account for increased production cost.

In order to donate 50% of proceeds to the specified charity in a campaign, we need to run a larger batch size.

ELIGIBILITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

Sock Sales of $20

$4 to production

Average cost to produce, fulfill, and process payment.

$8 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

$8 to Resilience Gives

Resilience Gives reinvests proceeds to compensate staff, keep the lights on, and reach patient communities.

Direct Donation of $100

$3 to payment provider

Our payment provider captures 3% on all transactions.

$97 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

Anyone can create a campaign to raise money for a qualifying health charity. To be eligible, a charity must demonstrate the following:

  • The organization’s day to day operations advance patient well-being and/or further chronic illness related research.
  • They are a registered tax-exempt organization and can provide their FEIN.

Anyone!

Yes, we have partnered with Family Reach, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer, to distribute funds responsibly and effectively.

Families can expect to receive a one-time grant within two weeks of their request.

Not directly. To ensure all funds are used responsibly, we rely on Family Reach to distribute funds after the family’s needs have been vetted. In effect, all funds raised for patient-support through Family Reach will benefit families fighting cancer, but it may not be the exact amount raised in a given campaign.

Here are the core requirements for families as stipulated by Family Reach:

  • The patient must be on active treatment or within one year of treatment in order for the family to qualify
    • In each case, a child or young adult must be impacted in a significant way. The majority of our funds are used to support families with a child (aged 17 or younger) fighting pediatric cancer. However, we also provide assistance to young adults (aged 18 to 30) living with cancer, as well as parents living with cancer who have young children (aged 17 or younger)
    • The patient or family must be represented by a healthcare professional (e.g. social worker, resource manager) who has a good understanding of how a grant will impact a family’s financial stability going forward and can serve as a liaison with Family Reach to verify the patient’s medical information and the family’s need for financial assistance
    • The patient or family, through the social worker or resource manager, must demonstrate hardship related to the financial impact of their loved one’s cancer treatment
    • Eligible expenses are considered to be necessity items, including mortgage or rent, utilities, auto-related expenses (eg, repairs, loans, and insurance payments), child care, treatment-related travel, hospital parking, prescription medications, other ancillary uncovered medical costs, etc
  • In addition to these guidelines, Family Reach has a formal Family Grant Review process that evaluates each grant request and makes final decisions. In most scenarios, Family Reach will make a one-time grant to an approved family. However, in some cases in which significant financial need is demonstrated, we may review a second request for the same family.

Proceeds from your campaign will be sent either by check or electronic payment on the second week of the month following the conclusion of your campaign. For example, funds raised in February will be distributed the second week of March.

Samaury

SamauryLymphoma Patient

When I put them on, it makes me feel happy.

Charlie

JenMother of Leukemia Patient

The socks gave Charlie's friends a tangible way to show their support - the entire town became active participants in his recovery. Together, we've raised over $7800 to help fellow cancer patients pay their bills.

Michael

SandiMother of Leukemia Patient

His friends were wearing the socks everyday, and then the whole school started wearing them - I had mothers calling me to tell me that they were washing the socks every night. With their help, we raised over $2000 for our local LLS chapter to support patients like Michael and fund blood cancer research

Emma Rae

Emma RaeLeukemia Patient

I made socks to support the Rally Foundation to help kids get out of the hospital faster.

Travis

TravisFather of Leukemia Patient

Our community put on multiple fundraisers for our family, and this was by far, the most effective.

Mary

MaryWife of Lung Cancer Patient & Race Organizer

We didn’t have as many racers this year, but the proceeds we raised from the socks put us over our fundraising goal.

Marcie

MarcieSenior Development Manager, Rally Foundation

Our Rally Kids have raised thousands of dollars for Rally through the sale of their specially designed socks. More importantly, each child had so much fun designing their socks and their communities were so excited to buy a pair in honor of them. We’re grateful to be able to partner with another mission-driven organization.

Mark

MarkHusband of Adenocarcinoma Patient

So many people send me pictures of them remembering Mea by wearing her socks. Keep on fighting and bringing a smile to the face of people facing cancer and other illnesses.

Tiffany

TiffanyBreast Cancer Patient

Thank you soooo much. If anyone knows me, they know I love good, fun socks. :)

Melissa

MelissaDirector of Community Outreach, Camp Rising Sun

I love this. You guys make it so easy for us.

Lisa

LisaAunt of Brain Tumor Patient

Our family worked on this project together and it empowered us with something to look forward to while facing a grim diagnosis. It has truly lifted us in a way I really don't even know how to put into words.

Samaury

SamauryLymphoma Patient

When I put them on, it makes me feel happy.

Charlie

JenMother of Leukemia Patient

The socks gave Charlie's friends a tangible way to show their support - the entire town became active participants in his recovery. Together, we've raised over $7800 to help fellow cancer patients pay their bills.

Michael

SandiMother of Leukemia Patient

His friends were wearing the socks everyday, and then the whole school started wearing them - I had mothers calling me to tell me that they were washing the socks every night. With their help, we raised over $2000 for our local LLS chapter to support patients like Michael and fund blood cancer research

Emma Rae

Emma RaeLeukemia Patient

I made socks to support the Rally Foundation to help kids get out of the hospital faster.

Travis

TravisFather of Leukemia Patient

Our community put on multiple fundraisers for our family, and this was by far, the most effective.

Mary

MaryWife of Lung Cancer Patient & Race Organizer

We didn’t have as many racers this year, but the proceeds we raised from the socks put us over our fundraising goal.

Marcie

MarcieSenior Development Manager, Rally Foundation

Our Rally Kids have raised thousands of dollars for Rally through the sale of their specially designed socks. More importantly, each child had so much fun designing their socks and their communities were so excited to buy a pair in honor of them. We’re grateful to be able to partner with another mission-driven organization.

Mark

MarkHusband of Adenocarcinoma Patient

So many people send me pictures of them remembering Mea by wearing her socks. Keep on fighting and bringing a smile to the face of people facing cancer and other illnesses.

Tiffany

TiffanyBreast Cancer Patient

Thank you soooo much. If anyone knows me, they know I love good, fun socks. :)

Melissa

MelissaDirector of Community Outreach, Camp Rising Sun

I love this. You guys make it so easy for us.

Lisa

LisaAunt of Brain Tumor Patient

Our family worked on this project together and it empowered us with something to look forward to while facing a grim diagnosis. It has truly lifted us in a way I really don't even know how to put into words.

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