John Cronin and his Dad, Mark X. Cronin, the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, delivered 120 pairs of socks to the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for use in the gift bags they give to women after breast cancer surgery.
“I love what the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition does, and I want to support them,” said John Cronin, the Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks.
Margaret Campise, the President of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, said, “John’s donation put a smile on our faces and will put a smile on the faces of so many women who receive these socks as part of our gift bags.”
Among its many programs, the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition delivers a gift bag to women undergoing treatment or who have undergone surgery. The gift bag contains information, and items to bring comfort and cheer to the recipients. Now, those bags will contain socks from John’s Crazy Socks.
“We have a mission to spread happiness and give back,” said John Cronin, “and we hope these socks will make more women happy in a time of need.”
John and Mark met with President Campise and the Board of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition. They received a tour of the Coalition’s offices and discussed ways in which John’s Crazy Socks could support the efforts of the Coalition. Beginning in September, the two organizations will work together on a Charity Fund Raising Program that will enable the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition to raise funds in a fun and safe way.
About the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. (WIBCC) is a non-profit 501(c)3, grassroots organization founded in 1992 working to eradicate breast cancer and gynecological cancers. Their mission is to provide support services to women undergoing treatment and requiring post-mastectomy care with their “Lend A Helping Hand” program, and to actively promote cancer and environmental awareness with education, advocacy, and outreach throughout the community.
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 and publish a monthly Giving Back Report.
- 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.