For the past 22 years, John Cronin has competed in the Special Olympics. John is also the founder of John's Crazy Socks and to show his appreciation for the Special Olympics he has made them a charity partner for his company. This week, John delivered the quarterly donation check to the Special Olympics.
“I love the Special Olympics,” said John Cronin. “I love the competition, I love my coaches, I love my teammates, I love it all.”
Four times a year, John delivers a donation check to the Special Olympics. He brings a ceremonial “big check” to show how important the Special Olympics are to him. (Don’t worry, he brings an actual check too.)
“We look forward to John’s visits,” said Rebecca Hoffman, Development Director for the Special Olympics. “Of course, we appreciate the donation, but even more, we love his enthusiasm and joy for the Special Olympics.” This donation check delivery was even more special when John got to meet the newest employee of Special Olympics NY, Alex, an administrative assistant. Alex was thrilled to meet John as well.
“The Special Olympics means a lot to John and our family,” said Mark X. Cornin, John’s father and co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks. “It is important that we show our gratitude by giving back to the organization that has given John and so many others so much.”
John’s Crazy Socks and the Special Olympics
From the first day they opened John’s Crazy Socks in December 2016, John and Mark have made giving back to the Special Olympics an important part of the John’s Crazy Socks experience. Our customers know that when they buy from us, they support the Special Olympics.
At John’s Crazy Socks, we have a mission to spread happiness. John says the keys to happiness are gratitude and doing for others. Thus, our Giving Back Program is an essential part of our mission. Supporting the Special Olympics is especially important to us. In fact, John’s Crazy Socks has donated over $130,000 to Special Olympics New York.
We start by donating 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent from the sale of our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics. And we donate 10 percent from the sale of our Polar Plunge Socks and Shark Socks to the Special Olympics. John designed Shark Socks in honor of his basketball and track team, the Commack Sharks.
About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 51,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families, or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.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 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 $630,000 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 email@example.com.