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  • Mark Cronin
John’s Crazy Socks Introduces Gift Wrapping Options

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John’s Crazy Socks Introduces Gift Wrapping Options

We’re on a mission to spread happiness through socks so we love it when people give our socks as gifts. We have now introduced new Gift-Wrapping options to make it easier to send gifts. You will find the Gift- Wrapping options in the checkout cart during the checkout process.

Gift Bag WrappingGift Box Wrapping

Here are the Gift-Wrapping options:

  • Send a Note: We will gladly add a note to any order. In the checkout process, just tell us what you want the note to say. John will personally write the note for you. This service is FREE.
  • Send A Gift Bag: Linda, Nicole and Alexis worked very hard to find just the right gift bag. John approved and loves the look of the gift bag. We will place your gift order in this lovely red bag complete with colorful tissue paper and any card that you want John to write. Plus, we add some candy. The Gift Bag option is an additional $2.50
  • Send a Gift Box: Have a larger gift order? Want to really make an impression? Send our sturdy and festive red gift box. We will add a note from John, candy and plenty of festive decorations. The Gift Box costs an additional $4.50.

If you need help picking out socks for a gift (there are soooo many socks), you can peruse our collections. You can also gift a Gift Card or send a Gift subscription to our Sock of the Month Club.

We hope you like these Gift Wrapping options.

John’s Crazy Socks Introduces a Sock of the Month Club

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John’s Crazy Socks Introduces a Sock of the Month Club

We heard from many customers who wanted us to start a Sock of the Month Club. We heard you so we’ve created the John’s Crazy Socks Sock of the Month Club.

Join the Club and once a month you will receive a hand-picked, special sock. It’s easy and fun. Each month, you will receive a surprise in the mail to brighten your day. In keeping with our pledge to give back, 5 percent of your subscription price will go to the Special Olympics. Enroll now!

As soon as you enroll in the Sock of the Month Club, we will send you your first pair of socks. (We love the first month’s socks and think you will too.) Then, once a month for the duration of your subscription, we will send you a new pair of socks on the anniversary date of your subscription.  Here’s what you get:

  • A great pair of socks hand-picked by John and his team
  • FREE shipping
  • Some candy
  • A Thank You card from John
  • A 5 percent donation made to the Special Olympics
  • Special Sock of the Month Club packaging

Here’s how you sign up:

  • Click on the Sock of the Month
  • Pick if you want socks for a woman or man
  • Pick the length of subscription you want: 3, 6 or 12 months
    • If you pick 12 months, you will receive a free pair of socks
  • Pick if you want to pre-pay
    • Save 5 percent if you pre-pay for a 6-month subscription
    • Save 10 percent if you pre-pay for a 12-month subscription
  • Select if you want this to be a gift

The Sock of the Month Club cost $12.99 per month and you can save up to 10 percent when you pre-pay for your subscription. No need to wait, click now to enroll in the Sock of the Month Club and your first sock will be on its way to you.

If you have any questions about the Sock of the Month Club, send us an email at Service@johnscrazysocks.com or call us at 631-760-5625.

We’re spreading happiness through socks. As John always says, we hope you love the socks. We’re confident you’ll love the Sock of the Month Club.

Thanks,

John and Mark

What Can We Do For You? What Socks Do You Want?

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What Can We Do For You? What Socks Do You Want?

We work hard to bring you great socks and great service. Instead of us telling you what we have, we want to know what you want.

Do We Have Socks You Love? To find socks you will love, we now offer over 1,200 socks and add more every day (like our “Color-in-Socks”, Volleyball Socks and the recently replenished Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks). What socks do you want that we do not carry?

Do We Have Collections of Socks that Work for You? We have put together collections you might want like our Father’s Day Socks, Teacher Gifts, Graduation Gifts , Wedding Socks and Patriotic Socks. Do these collections work for you? What collections would you like to see? 

Do We Have Gift Options that Work for You? We have Father’s Day Gift Boxes and a growing number of Gift Box Options. We have added a gift-wrapping option to our shopping cart that lets you add a Gift Bag or a Gift Box on gift orders. Are these options you like? What suggestions would you make?

Do You Want a Sock of the Month Club? Yesterday, we began offering a Sock of the Month Club (call it a soft opening, as we have not promoted it yet.) Tell us if this works for you, The Sock of the Month Club has these features:

  • Male or Female choices
  • Duration of 3, 6 or 12 months with a free pair of socks on the 12 month plan
  • Pay-as-You-Go or Pre-Pay with up to 10 percent off for Pre-Paying?
  • A 5 percent donation to the Special Olympics
  • A Cost of $12.99 per month

What do you think? Share your thoughts. What can we do for you? Send us an email (service@johnscrazysocks.com) or call us 631-760-5625.

We want John's Crazy Socks to be the best sock store in the world. We’re spreading happiness through socks and want to know what we can do to make you happy with our socks and service.

Thank you and enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend

John and Mark

John’s Crazy Socks Selected for MassChallenge Boston 2017 Accelerator Program

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John’s Crazy Socks Selected for MassChallenge Boston 2017 Accelerator Program
John’s Crazy Socks joins global network of startups

John Cronin, a 21-year-old man with Down Syndrome, founded John’s Crazy Socks with his father because he loved socks and did not consider his Down syndrome an obstacle to success. Five months later, their father-son business is flourishing and now John and his business have been selected to participate in MassChallenge's 2017 accelerator program. Only 8 percent of the over 1,500 startups that applied were accepted into the four-month accelerator located in Boston. 

John said, “I’m so excited to join the Mass Challenge. I love showing that I have Down syndrome and can make my business a success.” 

MassChallenge is one of the strongest business development programs in the world. John’s Crazy Socks will participate in MassChallenge’s Boston accelerator program, where it will receive access to MassChallenge's global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free co-working space, and unrivalled access to corporate partners. The accelerator culminates on November 2nd at the MassChallenge Boston Awards Ceremony, where selected startups will pitch for the opportunity to win a portion of over $2 million in no-equity awards.

John’s Crazy Socks is the one-stop shop for all sock needs and now offers over 1,200 different styles with more added every day. As a company co-founded by a man with Down syndrome, John’s Crazy Socks has developed socks to raise awareness about people with Down syndrome, Autism, Williams syndrome and other special needs. Their Awareness socks both increase visibility of these populations and raise money for charity partners. In addition, John’s Crazy Socks donates five percent of its earnings to the Special Olympics. After all, John is a Special Olympics athlete.  Since opening in December 2016, John’s Crazy Socks has shipped over 16,000 orders and has raised over $20,000 for its charity partners. 

Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and co-founder, said, “We’ve grown rapidly since opening in December 2016 and Mass Challenge will help us develop the skills and relationships to both manage our growth and continue to fuel it. Every day, John demonstrates what is possible and we expect our participation in MassChallenge to help us stretch our limitations.”

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks opened its online store in December 2016 with a mission to spread happiness through socks. It offers an ever-growing selection of colorful, fun and crazy socks with over 1,200 different styles at its website.  They provide same day shipping so most customers receive their orders within two days. The service has a personal flair: every package gets a thank you card from John and some candy. Plus, the company gives back 5 percent of earnings to the Special Olympics. In addition, John’s Crazy Socks has released a series of Awareness Socks that raise money for charity partners supporting people with Down syndrome, Autism and Williams Syndrome. John’s Crazy Socks has been featured in Money Magazine, ABC News and The Mighty among other media outlets.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $2 billion in funding, generated approximately $900 million in revenue, and created over 65,000 total jobs. For more information, please visit masschallenge.org.

 

  • Mark Cronin
Giving Back Report for April 2017

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Giving Back Report for April 2017

April kept us busy at John’s Crazy Socks and that was a good for our charity partners. We are pleased to share that we raised $3,228 for our charity partners in April 2017. We’re on a mission to spread happiness and this makes us incredibly happy. The more we can do for others, the better off we are.

Our Giving Pack Program

When we opened for business in December 2016, we made giving back an essential part of our venture.  We pledge 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. After all, John is a Special Olympics athlete and Mark as well as John’s two older brothers have all coached in the Special Olympics.  

In recent months, we have expanded our Giving Back Program by creating a series of Awareness and Charity Socks that raise money for our charity partners. Our Awareness Socks are our best-selling socks in part because our customers know that money spent on those socks will go to their favorite charities. Nothing makes us happier than to help raise money for our charity partners.

Our co-founder and inspiration, John Cronin, has set the direction for our Giving Back Program. John always wants to do for others. Since John has Down syndrome, we selected charities that work with the disabled or have a special connection to our organization or family. We thank each customer for their generosity in supporting our business and our charity partners.

Giving Back – April 2017

This report covers sales and activities from April 1 – April 30, 2017. While our sales were down from the incredible spike in March, we had strong sales which means plenty of donations for our charity partners.

What Was New in April 2017?

We introduced our Shark Socks for the Special Olympics in April. We made these socks for the Commack Sharks (John plays basketball and runs track with them). John helped design the socks and they were such a big hit that we now offer them to all of our customers and donate money from the sale of each pair of socks to the Special Olympics.

Giving Back to the Special Olympics

We have pledged to give 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. While sales continue to be strong, we have not yet turned a profit, which is not surprising for a start-up that is only five months old.

While we are yet to turn a profit, we want to maintain our bond with the Special Olympics. We are making three donations to the Special Olympics based on sales in April:

A donation of socks to the Commack Sharks:

$690

Money raised from selling the Shark Socks:

$118

Money donated to the Special Olympics:

$250

Total

$1,058

 

Our Dedicated Charity and Awareness Socks

We have created a series of Dedicated Charity Socks as part of our Giving Back Program. Money from the sale from each pair of socks goes to the dedicated charity. The most important of these socks are the Awareness Socks. In April, we had five Dedicated Charity Socks, though we are expanding the number of charity socks (read below to learn how): 

Sock

Charity Partner(s)

Amount Given Per Sock

Autism Awareness Socks

Autism Society of America (Nassau/Suffolk Chapter) and Autism Speaks

$2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

ACDS

and

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

$2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

Blue Whale Socks

Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

$1 from an $8 pair of socks.

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

10 percent from a $6 pair of socks ($0.60).

Shark Socks

Special Olympics

$2 from each pair of socks. The crew cost $12 and the knee-high cost $15.

 

So how much did we give based on our April sales?

 

Socks

Charity

Socks Sold

Money Donated

Autism Awareness Socks

Autism Society of America - Nassau/Suffolk Chapter and Autism Speaks

610

$1,220.00

Down Syndrome Awareness Socks

ACDS and NDSS

426

$852.00

Blue Whale Socks

Whaling Museum

59

$59.00

Shark Socks

Special Olympics

59

$118.00

Breast Cancer Socks

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

60

$39.00

Total

$2,288.00

 

We raised $2,288 from the sale of our Awareness and Charity socks. When you add in the contribution of socks to the Commack Sharks and the additional donation to the Special Olympics, we raised a total of $3,228 for our charity partners in April.

New Charity Initiatives

On Sunday, May 14, we introduced our Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks. The good news? These are beautiful socks and people love them. The bad news? We sold out our original order, but more will be here before the end of the month. We donate $2 from the sale of each pair of these beautiful socks to the Williams Syndrome Association.

Conclusion of the April Giving Back Report

We continue to work hard to grow our business so we can spread more happiness through socks. We work with our charity partners at every step of the way and we report on this activity to our customers who make it all possible. We’re excited to raise $3,228 this month and look forward to raising much more in the future.

If you have questions or would like to comment on this report, please contact Mark X. Cronin at mxcronin@JohnsCrazySocks.com.

As always, we thank our customers and supporters. We do this for you and without you, we would have nothing.

  • Mark Cronin