Everyone offers thank you gifts in their crowdfunding campaign, usually shiny new products that promise to change your life. What would you say to thank you gifts that touched your heart and truly made you happy? What would you say to crowdfunding gifts that made you feel good?
“Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas,” says John Cronin.
That love of Christmas led this award-winning entrepreneur to a new dream: open a Christmas store. John has a way of making his dreams come true. John and his father, Mark X. Cronin, co-founded John’s Crazy Socks, now they are turning to an Indiegogo campaign to launch a new online store, “John’s Crazy Christmas Store.”
When EY announced that John and Mark X. Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks won an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 New York Award, history was made in an unexpected way: 23-year-old John Cronin is the first person with Down syndrome to ever win in what is widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in New York and beyond.
And almost from the beginning, we have worked with ACLD to help carry out our mission of showing what people with differing abilities can do. We work with ACLD in many ways. And we love their tag line: ACLD for an enviable life.
Standing before a packed house and a television audience, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone devoted a portion of his State of the County address to highlight the work of John’s Crazy Socks in hiring people with differing abilities and promoting their rights.