John Cronin Personally Delivered Socks to the Good Samaritan University Hospital Gift Shop

John Cronin loves the people at Good Samaritan University Hospital and has been working with them and supporting their mission for years. Now he has another connection with the hospital: the Gift Shop at Good Samaritan is carrying socks from John’s Crazy socks in their store. 

John Cronin delivering his socks to the Gift Shop at Good Samaritan University Hospital

John’s Crazy Socks’ own line of socks called J’s, that include our famous Awareness Socks, are now available for retail stores to carry. The Gift Shop at John’s Crazy socks was one of the first stores to carry these socks. 

“We love these socks,” said Kelly Sherer, the Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. “They are so comfortable, colorful and cheery. Our visitors and patients will love them”

John and Mark X. Cronin delivering his socks to the Gift Shop at Good Samaritan University Hospital

John delivered the first box of socks and set up the display himself. He placed the socks on the racks so they looked most pleasing to the customers. The hospital had announced to staff that John would be in the Gift Shop with his socks so staff lined up to buy the socks and get pictures with John. 

John at the staff at Good Samaritan University Hospital

“I had so much fun meeting the staff at Good Sam,” said John. “They do such great work and I always love meeting customers. It was so good to see how much they liked the socks.” 

John’s Crazy Socks and Good Samaritan University Hospital

Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and co-founder, said, “Good Samaritan University Hospital is very important to us and we have been fortunate to find many ways to collaborate and support the work they do.” 

John meeting staff at Good Samaritan University Hospital

When COVID first hit, Dr. Mary Bonafede, the head of Infectious Disease at the hospital came to the John’s Crazy Socks offices to help us prepare a plan of action. Dr. Bonafede gave a class to our colleagues to teach them how to protect themselves from the spread of the virus. 

John’s Crazy socks then made socks to honor and thank the frontline workers. The This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks are best sellers and we donate 10 percent from the sale of each pair to Good Samaritan University Hospital. We now offer compression socks with the same theme, socks nurses and other hospital staff love to wear, and those socks also raise money for the hospital. 

John making a donation to Good Sam

In the last several years, we have found many ways to work with and we are grateful that we have this opportunity to support the work they do.” 

If John is involved, there is bound to be some fun. When Good Samaritan needed a judge for their Gingerbread House Competition, they invited John to be a judge. The hospital recognized John and Mark X. Cronin and John’s Crazy Socks for their support of the hospital as a Community Honoree during the Stronger Together: Virtual Benefit for Good Samaritan Hospital.

The relationship with Good Samaritan is rooted in a deep personal connection. Mark’s cousin, Rosemary Graham, led the Respiratory Therapy Department for more than a decade and a plaque in the main building honors her service. And Mark’s lifelong friend and a hero to John, Joe Loiacono, is an executive at the hospital. 

John Cronin with Joe Loiacono

Now Offering John’s Crazy Socks Products in Retail Stores

John’s Crazy Socks opened in December 2016 selling directly to consumers through our website. Over time, John grew his store into the world’s largest sock store. Now, John is making his socks available to retail stores so more customers will be able to experience the happiness of owning a pair of John’s Crazy Socks. 

John said, “We have a mission to spread happiness and we do it with our socks.” 

“Entering the wholesale market and helping retail stores carry our products will allow us to reach more people and spread more happiness,” said John’s co-founder and father, Mark X. Cronin. “Our customers love our socks and they know that when they buy our socks, they enable us to employ people with differing abilities – more than half our colleagues have a differing ability. Our customers feel good about supporting our Giving Back Program – we start by donating five percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and have donated over $625,000 to our charity partners like Good Sam. Most of all, buying our socks lets customers spread happiness. Wearing our socks make people feel good.” 

Retail Offerings from John’s Crazy Socks 

Retail stores can now carry J’s, the private line of John’s Crazy Socks that include our famous Awareness Socks. The J’s are exclusive to John’s Crazy Socks with vibrant designs and construction that customers love. 

John's Crazy Socks are available to buy wholesale

Our Awareness Socks celebrate causes like Down syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy and raise money for charity partners like the National Down Syndrome Society, the Autism Society of America and United Cerebral Palsy. 

“Our socks make a difference,” said John Cronin, “And that’s why they make our customers so happy.” 

Mark added, “Our customers tell us that just putting on our socks makes them feel good all day.”  

John with customers

If you are a retail store owner and want to carry our socks, visit our website to learn more and place your order.

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 $625,000 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, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at