What can a sock company do to thank the doctors, nurses and health care professionals during the Coronavirus pandemic? Make socks. Socks to celebrate health care workers, their bravery, courage and sacrifice. Socks to raise money to care for heroes on the front lines of the fight against this virus.
Socks to Thank Our Health Care Heroes
John’s Crazy Socks is introducing Health Care Superhero Socks and This Hero Wears Scrubs Socks to celebrate the work done by our frontline health care workers. These socks will raise money for the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund and the Covid-19 Relief Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in John's home, Long Island.
John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks said, “We made our Health Care Superhero Socks and This Hero Wears Scrubs Socks to say thank you to the nurses and doctors and to give back because they give so much. I love these socks. They are so cool.” John added, “We have a mission to Spread Happiness and we want these socks to make people happy.”
John’s Crazy Socks was started by John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his Dad, Mark X. Cronin. John created the business because of his love for crazy and colorful socks and to show the world what people with a differing ability can do. Over half the employees at John’s Crazy Socks have a differing ability and they donate 5 percent of their earnings to the Special Olympics as part of their extensive giving Back Program.
Socks that Give Back
Mark Cronin said, “We make these socks to raise money for the American Nurse’s Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Covid-19 Relief Fund to celebrate and honor the work done by the nurses, doctors and health care professionals. During this pandemic, we are told to stay home and stay isolated, these people run into danger to take care of us.”
“We know these health care workers. They are our friends and family. We have seen the hard work they have done, the hours they have put in, the comfort they have brought patients and the bravery they have shown. We stand in awe of them.”
Both the Health Care Superhero Socks and the This Hero Wears Scrubs Socks will sell for $13.99 and, until the end of June, all proceeds ($5) from every pair will go the two Coronavirus funds. Beginning in July, the company will donate 10 percent from every pair to the two Coronavirus funds.
The socks can be purchased at the John’s Crazy Socks online store. New York State has deemed John’s Crazy Socks an essential business, so we remain open and we continue to do same day shipping.
About the American Nurses Foundation’sCoronavirus Response Fund
The American Nurses Foundation created the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses to enable the public to support and thank nurses. The national fund will address the identified, emerging needs of nurses and will focus on:
- Providing direct assistance to nurses
- Supporting the mental health of nurses – today and in the future
- Ensuring nurses everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection, and care for those in need
- Driving the national advocacy focused on nurses and patients
This national effort is being kicked off with a $1.5 million grant from Johnson & Johnson and the TYLENOL brand.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession
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.