Jockey Joins For OthersJordan
As a third-generation, family-owned company, Jockey proudly carries on a heritage of quality, craftsmanship, and caring for communities. From everyday essentials to loungewear and athleticwear, Jockey has spent the last 147 years crafting comfortable apparel that cares for generations of families.
At Jockey, caring for others is more than just a mission; it’s a responsibility. It has been all along.
Jockey’s History of Hope
Back in 1876, founder Reverend Samuel T. Cooper wanted to make a difference in the lives of Midwestern lumberjacks. After learning of the wet, wintry conditions these men endured in poor-quality socks, Cooper decided to act. And so, a small hosiery business was born, and the Jockey foundation of caring for others was set.
Cooper’s small business thrived and grew, expanding to include apparel for the entire family. Over the next century, union suits, Y-Front® men’s briefs, and a host of innovative, new products changed the way generations dressed each day. Jockey became a household name synonymous with quality and comfort.
Caring for others has driven Jockey to help when the country and community needed it most. During the Second World War and Covid-19 pandemic, Jockey stepped in to manufacture parachutes and personal protective equipment for those working hard on the frontlines. Their own personal adoption story of CEO and Chairman Debra S. Waller, who was adopted as an infant, also inspired the formation of the Jockey Being Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening foster and adoptive families on their journeys so they can stay together forever.
Today, Jockey is one of the most widely recognized apparel companies in the world, and their mission of comfort and care continues. Through philanthropic efforts and volunteerism, Jockey works to touch the lives of not only families but communities as a whole.
Jockey Joins For Others
In February 2023, Jockey partnered with the charitable organization For Others in an effort to achieve their mission to an even greater extent. Founded by Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and his wife Lauren, For Others serves the many vulnerable children and young adults affected by the foster care system. We aim to prevent entry into the system, reunite families, encourage adoptions, and support those who emancipate from the system at age 18.
Together, Jockey joins For Others to travel with Tomlin on his Stories of Worship tour across the United States championing the hundreds of thousands of children affected by the foster care system, and those who have been recently adopted. With missions so closely aligned, Jockey and For Others have created the perfect team. Our combined hope is to see families restored, children safe and secure, and young adults stable and hopeful.
Delivering feel-good comfort that helps communities thrive is more than just the Jockey heritage. It’s in the fabric of who they are and who they’ll be for generations to come.