John’s Crazy Socks has introduced Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks to celebrate and benefit people with cerebral palsy. The Company will donate 10 percent from the sale of these socks to United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island.
John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks said, “I love these socks. They are so beautiful and comfortable. They show our love for people with cerebral palsy.”
“John’s Crazy Socks is a shining example of people with disabilities achieving their dreams. We are honored to partner with them in celebration of World Cerebral Palsy Day with the launch of the Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks,” said Colleen Crispino, President and CEO of UCP of Long Island.
John’s Crazy Socks has created a collection of four Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks with two designs available in both crew and knee-high socks. They are unisex socks with the crew socks selling for $13.99 and the knee-high socks selling for $16.99. John’s Crazy Socks will donate 10 percent from the sale of the socks to UCP of Long Island.
Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “UCP of Long Island does such great work benefiting people with cerebral palsy and many others with differing abilities. We consider ourselves grateful for the opportunity to support their work.”
John’s Crazy Socks is committed to showing what people with differing abilities can achieve. John is not only an award-winning entrepreneur, but he also has Down syndrome. More than half their employees have a differing ability. John and Mark are frequent speakers on the importance of inclusion and fierce advocates for the rights of people with disabilities having testified before Congress twice and spoken at the United Nations.
About United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island
For over 70 years, United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island has positively impacted the lives of people with disabilities through the outstanding quality of our programs and services and the compassion we convey to those we serve. UCP of Long Island is committed to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by creating LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS. Our heartfelt mission is to provide life skills training, education, advocacy, meaningful employment and a place to call home for Long Islanders with a wide range of disabilities. UCP of Long Island proudly upholds the values of excellence, integrity, dignity, empowerment, responsibility, accountability, vision and innovation. For information on UCP of Long Island programs and services, please visit their website: https://www.ucp-li.org/.
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 built on four pillars:
- Inspiration and Hope: We hire people with differing abilities, share videos to show what people can do, host school tours and school groups that come for work experience. We want the world to see what people with differing abilities can do.
- Giving Back: We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and raise money through our Sock of the Month Club and charity and awareness socks for our charity partners like Autism Speaks, the Autism Society of America, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Williams Syndrome Association. We have raised more than $375,000 for our charity partners.
- Socks You Can Love: We have over 2,000 different socks plus a Sock of the Month Club, gift boxes and gift bags. And our selection is matched by our customer service: Most customers receive their socks within two days of ordering.
- Making It Personal: Every package gets a thank-you note from John and some candy.