TallOrder Socks Honors 9/11 Dad by Giving Back, with Style
** In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we are sharing a story about a family who leaned on each other to overcome their sorrow by starting their own business that gives back to those that also suffered a loss. **
Just two weeks into starting his job at Car Futures on the 92nd floor in the World Trade tower, Andrew Friedman was killed in the 9/11 attacks. He left behind his wife, Lisa, who was just 39 years old and already a cancer survivor, and his 11 year old twin boys, Dan and Mike.
With the unwavering support and kindness they received from their community and dozens of charities, which included Tuesday's Children, Lisa and the boys pulled together and made it through their tragic time. After finishing high school in Long Island, NY, Dan, who is 6'7", went to the University of Michigan, and Mike, at 6' 11", went to Syracuse University.
As the twins made their way into the workforce, they felt compelled to do something meaningful and to give back, not only to honor their Dad, but all those who had helped them and others overcome their loss. It may have had something to do with both of these very tall men having size 16 feet, but after brainstorming with their Mom and others in the business world, they decided to start a business designing and manufacturing socks specifically for tall men, and TallOrder Socks was born!
With Lisa leading the new company as president, the Friedman's have created a family business that is creating fun, funky, foot wear with a charitable mission. They have pledged 10% of their profits, with a minimum of $10,000, to Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization which assists communities and military families facing traumatic loss. The organization provided counseling and grief services after Dan and Mike lost their father.
Lisa remembers how hard it was to pick up the pieces and move on after that tragic day. "I knew I had to help my children, and I was now the leader," she remembers. "If I put my best foot forward, and I went back to work, and I showed them we were going to get through this, then they would follow my lead."
Little did she know that her instinctive sense of leadership back then would eventually inspire the family to create their own business, with a charitable twist. See how they did it in this uplifting story - it's a fit for people of all sizes!
To learn more about the business, visit them at: https://www.tallorder.com/
Visit and support Tuesday's Children at: https://www.tuesdayschildren.org/
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