12 Days of Giving: John’s Crazy Socks Supports the Williams Syndrome - Johns Crazy Socks

12 Days of Giving: John’s Crazy Socks Supports the Williams Syndrome

On the fifth day of our 12 Days of Giving, John’s Crazy Socks is supporting the Williams Syndrome Association, the nation’s largest organization offering support for people with Williams Syndrome and their families. For every order we receive on Monday, December 5, 2022, we will donate $1 to the Williams Syndrome Association. 

The 12 Days of Giving are part of the Giving Back program at John’s Crazy socks which has seen us donate over $550,000 to our charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society and the Autism Society of America. 

John with Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks

Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks 

In 2017, we met Tyler Dombroski who was 17 years old at the time and his Mom, Kelly. Tyler has Williams Syndrome so we learned more about the condition from him and his Mom. That inspired us to create Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks to celebrate people with Williams Syndrome and to support the Williams Syndrome Association. 

Willaims Syndrome Awarenss Socks

Using the logo from the Williams Syndrome Association and with design input from Tyler and Kelly, John’s Crazy Socks created the world’s first Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks. John’s Crazy Socks donated 10 percent form the sale of these socks to the Williams Syndrome Association. 

Kelly said, “Tyler and I were so excited to see the Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks. People with Williams Syndrome are often ignored so it was wonderful to see John raising awareness and supporting people with Williams Syndrome.” 

John Cronin, the Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks, has Down syndrome and can relate to people with Williams Syndrome. John said, “I want people to know about Williams Syndrome, what people with Williams syndrome can do and the challenges they face.” 

John’s co-founder and father, Mark X. Cronin, said, “When you buy these socks, you get beautiful socks and you celebrate people with Williams Syndrome. You also raise money to support the Williams Syndrome Association. And whenever you buy socks from John’s Crazy Socks, you help us employ people with differing abilities, you help us give back to our charity partners and, most of all, you help us spread happiness.”   

What is Williams Syndrome?

Williams Syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth. People with Williams Syndrome will face certain medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning challenges.  Yet it is important not to focus only on the negative medical conditions. People with Williams Syndrome often display striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

Williams Syndrome affects approximately 1 in 10,000 people worldwide. There are an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States with the condition. It occurs equally in both males and females.  

About the Williams Syndrome Association 

The Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) was formed in 1982 by, and for, families of individuals with Williams syndrome to provide the resources and referrals you need now, and a strong and supportive community for a lifetime. 

It is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators.  The WSA provides resources, support and the latest medical information to help your child today and throughout his/her life.  By joining, you’ll become part of the largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Williams syndrome. 

The Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) works hard to advance the interests of all individuals with Williams syndrome throughout their lifespan by providing programming and resources, supporting research, promoting partnerships and connections, and ensuring that the infrastructure of the organization has the capacity to lead our community toward its goals. 

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.


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