John’s Crazy Socks Can Now Be Found at Whimsy in Ponca City, Oklahoma - Johns Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks Can Now Be Found at Whimsy in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Whimsy, a gift shop operated by The Opportunity Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma, is now carrying John’s Crazy Socks. Our socks are now sold alongside the products made by the clients of The Opportunity Center. 

“I am so excited that our socks will be in the Whimsy gift shop,” said John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks. “This lets us reach more people to spread happiness.” 

The Whimsy Gift Shop and the Opportunity Center of Ponca City, Oklahoma 

Like so many social service organizations caring for people with differing abilities, The Opportunity Center sprang to life in 1960 when some parents got together to determine a future for their children. They began by providing support and employment services and, in 1983, the organization expanded the mission to include residential programs and enhanced the existing vocational programs. 

Today, The Opportunity Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to the well-being of adults with developmental disabilities by providing vocational and residential services.  It is an endeavor to enrich the lives of their clients with a sense of independence and self-reliance while offering a safe and fun environment to live and work. 

To increase opportunities for their clients, The Opportunity Center opened Whimsy, a gift shop that serves as an outlet to sell client-made crafts.  Clients produce candles, tea towels, jewelry, and much more. These items, along with many other unique items are available in their beautiful downtown location. The proceeds benefit the Center directly and your purchase provides continued work for their clients. 

Connecting with John’s Crazy Socks 

John and Mark, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, spoke at the Possibilities Conference in Oklahoma City. The audience included staff from The Opportunity Center. As they learned more about John’s Crazy Socks, they saw the natural fit. It was an easy step to order socks to carry in their gift shop, Whimsy.

Retail Stores Can Now Carry 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. Exclusive to John’s Crazy Socks, J’s are beautifully constructed, making them incredibly comfortable, and they have the bright, lively designs one has come to expect from John’s Crazy Socks. 

The J’s include the world-famous Awareness Socks that 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.”  

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 $750,000 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


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