Giving Back matters. Giving Back is an essential part of the spreading happiness mission at John’s Crazy Socks and once again the company has come through for frontline medical workers. John’s Crazy Socks has raised $24,000 for the Covid-19 Relief Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in John’s home, Long Island.
Last Wednesday, Good Samaritan had a thank you party for their workers featuring music and dancing. John Cronin and his father, Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, delivered a symbolic “big check” to Kelly Albanese Scherer, executive director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.
“This makes me so happy,” said John Cronin. “The frontline medical workers have done so much for all of us and this is our opportunity to say thank you and give back.”
John’s Crazy Socks has teamed up with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center to thank the hundreds of workers who have sacrificed so much to make a difference during this pandemic. John’s Crazy Socks created This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks to celebrate the work done by our frontline health care workers. The company donates 10 percent from the sales of these socks to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.
Kelly Albanese Scherer said, “We are so grateful for the support from John and John’s Crazy Socks.”
In addition to the This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks, John’s Crazy Socks has also made Health Care Superhero Socks to benefit the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund. Both the Health Care Superhero Socks and the This Hero Wears Scrubs Socks sell for $13.99 and the company donates 10 percent from every pair to the two Coronavirus funds. In addition, John’s Crazy Socks donates 10 percent from the sale of its face masks to the Covid-19 relief funds. The socks and masks can be purchased at the John’s Crazy Socks online store.
Mark Cronin said, “John and I know many of the dedicated staff at Good Sam and we are overwhelmed by the amazing work they perform. We are so happy to come and say thank you. We made these socks to recognize and celebrate their work and to raise money for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. During this pandemic, we are told to stay home and stay isolated, yet these people run into danger to take care of us.”
About Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the communities on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York. Good Samaritan’s high-quality medical services extend across the continuum of care to all disciplines, both for inpatients and outpatients. To learn more, you can visit their website and you can donate directly to the Covid-19 Relief Fund here.
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 $360,000 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.