John’s Crazy Socks Giving Back with Our 12 Days of Giving - Johns Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks Giving Back with Our 12 Days of Giving

The Company will donate $1 from every order during the first 12 days of December to charity partners.

John’s Crazy Socks, the world’s largest sock store, has a mission to spread happiness and a key to happiness is gratitude. In that spirit, John’s Crazy Socks will celebrate “12 Days of Giving” this holiday season. From December 1 to December 12, John’s Crazy Socks will donate $1 for every order received to one of our charity partners.

John delivering donation check


Here is the list of charity partners engaged in our 12 Days of Giving:


Our Co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer, John Cronin, will tell you that the keys to happiness are “gratitude” and “do for others.” John said, “During the holiday season, it is more important than ever to say thanks with our donations.”

Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “During the holiday season, so many businesses focus only on selling. They chase transactions and immediate sales. We seek long-lasting relationships with our customers. We create experiences, not mere transactions.”

Mark added, “Our customers know that when they buy from us, not only do they get great socks, but they help us hire people with differing abilities, they help us Give Back and, most of all, they help us spread happiness. It is all part of the experience at John’s Crazy Socks.”

John Cronin said, “Our customers are our heroes because they make it possible to do everything we do. Our socks make you happy.”

John with Good Sam charity partner

Giving Back at John’s Crazy Socks

Giving Back is baked into everything we do at John’s Crazy Socks. The idea is simple: we do not believe it is enough to just sell things, we have to give back. Giving back is a way of saying thank you and expressing our gratitude. Giving back is a way to serve our community. Giving Back is an essential part of our social enterprise.

We Give Back in many ways:

  • We pledge 5% of our earnings to the Special Olympics.
  • We donate 5% from our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics.
  • We donate 10% from our awareness socks to our charity partners like the National Down Syndrome Society, The Autism Society of America and United Cerebral Palsy.
  • We sponsor an Autism Can Do Scholarship.
  • We donate boxes of socks to non-profits to use in fundraising efforts such as auctions and raffles.
  • We support local and selected charities with donations.
  • We operate a Charity Fundraising Program to help non-profits raise money.

In addition to being the entrepreneur who co-founded John’s Cray Socks, John Cronin has Down syndrome. Part of our mission is to show what people with differing abilities can do. More than half our colleagues have a differing ability and our Giving Back program focuses on organizations that support people with differing abilities in addition to local charities. John and Mark are frequent speakers on the topic and have recorded two TEDx Talks to show that hiring people with differing abilities is not altruism, it is good business.

John Cronin said, “We are a small business, but we want to make a difference. We want to show what is possible.”

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 $550,000 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 or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at


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