April is World Autism Month, dedicated to increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. We support the Surfers Healing autism charity with a portion of all of our sales all year round. And in honor of World Autism Month, we also contribute an additional $2 for every pair of blue sunglasses or prescription glasses purchased in April.
THE ROSHAMBO MISSION TO SUPPORT AUTISM
In an effort to raise autism awareness support, we are proud to provide a portion of all sales to autism charity through our current partner, Surfers Healing. They take kids with autism and their families out for a day of surfing and confidence building... it's all about what these kids can do, not what they can't! You can learn more about them at surfershealing.org.
Zappos Adaptive: Sensory Friendly Eyewear
In keeping with our mission to support individuals with special needs, we have a partnership with Zappos Adaptive. Zappos Adaptive caters to the needs of people who have challenges getting dressed with a range of "adaptive" clothing. Roshambo Shades are featured in the Zappos Adaptive line designed for people with a range of conditions including autism, diabetes and mobility issues. We also partnered with PBS Kids and Zappos to launch a new line of sunglasses featuring the characters from the popular PBS KIDS series, Arthur!
THE ROSHAMBO NAME: FAMILY TIES
The name "ro•sham•bo" is a reference to the nostalgic game we all grew up playing (aka rock, paper, scissors). It also pays tribute to our autism support mission: special education teachers have told us that playing ro•sham•bo with children with autism can be a valuable teaching tool when they need a quiet, calming, and personal interaction with a teacher. We have autism in our family, so this has been and always will be a pillar of our business. Thank you for helping us support this important cause!