John’s Crazy Socks is introducing EMT Tribute Socks to celebrate and thank emergency medical technicians (EMTs) for the work they do for all of us. The Company will donate 10 percent from the sale of these socks to the Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS).
To formally introduce the socks, John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks, will visit the HCFAS headquarters to hand out socks and personally thank the many EMTs and volunteers of the first aid squad. John will bring cookies and drinks to celebrate the work of the EMTs. This event will take place on Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at the HCFAS headquarters at 2 Railroad Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746. We ask all who attend this event to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing.
John said, “I grew up in Huntington and know how much the Huntington Community First Aid Squad does for Huntington. We want to say thank you and support the work they do.”
John’s Crazy Socks was founded in Huntington Village by the father son duo of John and Mark X. Cronin and they are committed to showing what people with differing abilities can do. John is not only an award winning entrepreneur, but he also has Down syndrome. More than half their employees have a differing ability.
Michael Como, Chief of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, said, “We love what John and John’s Crazy Socks are doing. We appreciate their recognition of the work that our EMTs do and all EMTs across the country. And we are appreciative of their willingness to give back to their hometown first aid squad.”
The EMT Socks are available at the John’s Crazy Socks online store and sell for $13.99 a pair. The Company donates 10 percent from the sale of the EMT Tribute Socks to the HCFAS. These socks are part of a growing line of First Responder Socks that include Healthcare Superhero Socks and Firefighter Tribute Socks. In addition, John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent of its earnings to the Special Olympics. John is a Special Olympics athlete.
Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “Giving back is an essential part of our mission, so we are grateful that we can give back to our local first aid squad.”
About the Huntington Community First Aid Squad
The Huntington Community First Aid Squad provides Advanced Life Support Ambulances and Emergency Medical Services to the residents of the Huntington Community Ambulance District located within the town of Huntington, New York. Founded in 1967, the HCFAS have over 250 volunteer members and responded to 6,000 calls last year. You can learn more about the first aid squad at their website or by calling 631-421-1263.
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. Over half our employees have a differing ability.
- 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 $375,000 for our charity partners and publish a monthly Giving Back Report.
- Fun Products 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.