12 Days of Giving: John’s Crazy Socks Supports the Autism Society of America

On the sixth day of our 12 Days of Giving, John’s Crazy Socks is supporting the Autism Society of America.  For every order we receive on Tuesday, December 7, 2022, we will donate $1 to the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NSASA). 

Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America

Suzanne Reek, the Executive Director of the NSASA said, “Thank you, John and John’s Crazy Socks for your ongoing support and donations. And thank you for creating a workplace where people with disabilities, including autism, can find meaningful work.” 

John and Mark with Suzanne Reek of the Autism Society of America

John Cronin, our Co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer said, “We are so happy to support the work that the Autism Society of America does.” 

12 Days of Giving at John’s Crazy Socks

For each day during the first 12 days of December 2022, John’s Crazy Socks highlights one of our charity partners and donates $1 from every order received that day to that charity partner. For Tuesday, December 6, that charity partner is the Autism Society of America

John Cronin said, “We have a mission to spread happiness and our customers know that when they buy from us, they are spreading happiness.” 

And the keys to happiness? John said, “It is doing for others and gratitude. And our 12 Dyas of Giving shows our gratitude for the work of our charity partners.” 

Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “Our customers know when they buy from us, they will receive great socks with personalized service, but they also know they help us hire people with differing abilities, they help us give back and, most of all, they help us spread happiness.” 

The 12 Days of Giving is part of the Giving Back program at John’s Crazy Socks which has raised over $550,000 for our charity partners. 

John’s Crazy Socks Supports People with Autism

Part of our mission to spread happiness is to show what people with differing abilities can do. We start with employment. We have created 34 jobs and 22 of those are helped by people with differing abilities. For this holiday season, we added 15 seasonal employees and 12 of those positions are held by people with differing abilities. Many of our colleagues have autism. 

“I love my colleagues,” said John Cronin. “They do such great work and they help make John’s Crazy Socks a success.” 

“It is not enough to hire people with autism,” added Mark X. Cronin, “we want to show the world what our colleagues can do.” To encourage students, John’s Crazy Socks hosts tours so students and others can see the work performed here. We host work groups so students and social service clients can gain experience in the workplace. John and Mark speak at schools to encourage students and show what is possible for them. 

And we engage in advocacy work, standing up for the rights of people with differing abilities and people with autism.  John and Mark are frequent keynote speakers at conferences and corporate events. And they bring their message to colleges and universities. John and Mark have testified twice before the U.S. Congress, including an appearance alongside the Autism Society of America.  And the company is a member of the CEO Commission for Disability Employment and the Neurodiversity @Work Business Roundtable

Giving Back to Support People with Autism 

John’s Crazy Socks has created a line of socks and other products that give back to the Autism Society of America. We donate 10 percent from the sale of those products to the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America. 

“I love our Autism Awareness Socks,” said John. “They are so beautiful and so comfortable.” 

John’s Crazy Socks sponsors an annual “Autism Can Do Scholarship” that gives a top prize of $5,000 to a person with autism to advance his or her education. 

 John with donation check for the Autism Society of America

John and Mark recently met with Veronica Garcia, Director of Development for the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America to present a donation check and discuss ways in which the two organizations can collaborate.” 

Ms. Garcia said, “We are grateful for the support of John’s Crazy Socks and love what they do.” 

About the Autism Society of America 

For nearly 60 years, the Autism Society of America has connected people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming. The Autism Society empowers everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. They have a vision of a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. 

The Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NSASA) is a parent-run organization serving over 4,000 families on Long Island. Through their fundraising efforts, NSASA provides free educational, social, and recreational opportunities to families touched by autism. NSASA organizes a variety of events including roller skating, private movie screenings, Outback Steakhouse luncheons, plays, bowling, and more! It is our goal to provide positive experiences for families in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment. 

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at service@johnscrazysocks.com.