12 Days of Giving: John’s Crazy Socks Supports the Good Samaritan University Hospital

On the 11th day of our 12 Days of Giving, John’s Crazy Socks is supporting our friends at Good Samaritan University Hospital. For every order received on Sunday, December 11, 2022, we will donate $1 to the Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

Check presentation to Good Samaritan University Hospital

“I love Good Sam,” said John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, who uses the familiar name for the hospital. “I have gotten to know the people there and see how important they are to the community.” 

Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and co-founder, said, “We have a long relationship with Good Samaritan and we are grateful that we have this opportunity to support the work they do.” 

John’s Crazy Socks and Good Samaritan University Hospital 

The relationship with Good Samaritan goes back many years and starts on a personal level. Mark’s cousin, Rosemary Graham, was a long-time employee as the head of Respiratory Therapy. One of Mark’s closest lifelong friends, Joe Loiacono, is the Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Development at the hospital. 

When the Corona Virus pandemic first hit, John’s Crazy Socks turned to Good Samaritan University Hospital for guidance particular since so many of our colleagues were vulnerable. Dr. Mary Bonafede, the head of Infectious Disease at the hospital, came to our offices to share best practices and took the time to teach our colleagues how to wash their hands and protect themselves from the spread of the virus. 

Good Samaritan handwashing demonstration

When John’s Crazy Socks wanted to do something to thank the front-line workers during the pandemic, we immediately consulted with Good Samaritan. We created Health Care Superhero Socks and This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks and donate 10 percent from the later pair to Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

Healthcare Superhero Socks

Mark said, “During the pandemic, when we were told to isolate and stay home, the staff at Good Sam went the other way, they risked danger for themselves to take care of patients. They were true heroes.” 

When Good Samaritan needed a judge for their in-hospital Gingerbread House Competition, they invited John to help pick a winner. The hospital recognized John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, for their support of the hospital and frontline workers during the pandemic year as a Community Honoree during the Stronger Together: Virtual Benefit for Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Sam check presentation

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 Sunday, December 11, that charity partner is the Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

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 Days 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. 

Good Samaritan University Hospital

About the Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

Good Samaritan University Hospital, part of the Catholic Health system, is a community hospital located in West Islip, NY. The hospital has served the south shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. Our combination of clinical excellence and compassionate care sets us apart and is why so many residents of our community rely on and trust us for their health and wellness needs. 

We have earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing—reflecting our commitment to patient care and safety. To learn more about Good Samaritan University Hospital, click here.

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.