John’s Crazy Socks Helps the Whaling Museum Give Back to its Donors

John’s Crazy Socks Helps the Whaling Museum Give Back to its Donors

Like all not-for-profits, The Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY is always looking for innovative ways to raise funds.  This year, the Whaling Museum teamed with John’s Crazy Socks for a creative and fun fundraiser that not only raised funds for the museum, but also created stronger connections with museum supporters. John’s Crazy Socks provided special Whale Socks that the museum used as thank you gifts for donations. Donors could give to the museum and receive a fun pair of Whale socks in return. It was a big hit. 

The museum gave John’s Crazy Socks’ Whale socks to those who donated $50 or more.  These beautiful Whale Socks are available in both women’s and men’s sizes. John’s Crazy Socks went a step further by selling those socks in its online store year-round with 10 percent of the sales going to the Whaling Museum. 

John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks, said, “I love the Whaling Museum and want to do everything I can to help them. I have been going to the museum for years and I love their special events like scavenger hunts.” 

Nomi Dayan, the Executive Director of the museum said, “We are so grateful for the support of John’s Crazy Socks not only for the donations they have made to museum over the past five years, but also for the spotlight that John’s Crazy Socks puts on our museum activities throughout the year.” After receiving the packages, one of the recipient's said, "the socks were SO GORGEOUS. The red bag and candy and note were the most thoughtful touches. Your team really made it beautiful."

John’s Crazy Socks Works with Non-Profits and Charities to Help Them Raise Funds 

John’s Crazy Socks works with many organizations like the Whaling Museum who are looking for unique fundraising opportunities.  For example, colleges and universities like the College of Holy Cross, have created custom socks that they offered as a reward for donating. Holy Cross raised over $100,000 through a fundraising campaign using these socks. Other non-profits like Special Olympic organizations and Ability Revolution used socks from John’s Crazy Socks as donor gifts to raise funds. 

Many schools, PTAs and SEPTAs have bought custom socks to re-sell as fundraisers and generate more money in a single effort than they do with bake sales year-round.  They also have a Charity Fundraising Program that is both touchless and remote, (perfect during the pandemic) that helps non-profits and charities raise money in a fun and easy way,  The company has a range of services for businesses and non-profits including arranging special gift packages like they did for the museum.   

If you would like to learn more or want help with your fundraising efforts, we would be glad to help. Just call 631-760-5625 or email us at

Mark X. Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks with his son John said, “Giving back is baked into everything we do. Helping charities and non-profits raise funds and highlight their work in the community is an essential part of what we do.” 

About The Whaling Museum & Education Center 

The Whaling Museum & Education Center located in Cold Spring Harbor, New York is a maritime museum dedicated to exploring the local history and impact of the whaling industry, the maritime heritage of Long Island, and the relationship between people and the ocean. The museum engages the community in exploring the diversity of its whaling heritage and its impacts to enrich and inform our lives.  

The Whaling Museum is the only museum in the world open year-round which explores the whaling history of the Long Island region.  You can visit the museum at 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. 

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 to spread happiness. They spread happiness by offering the socks you can love that let you express yourself, by giving back, by creating jobs for people with differing abilities and 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