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John’s Crazy Socks Joins the CEO Commission for Disability Employment

John’s Crazy Socks Joins the CEO Commission for Disability Employment

John’s Crazy Socks has joined the CEO Commission for Disability Employment, making a commitment to work with other leading firms to expand equal employment rights for people with disabilities. 

The mission of the CEO Commission for Disability Employment is to raise awareness of the untapped potential of people with disabilities and work to ensure that people with disabilities achieve and maintain equal access to meaningful employment. 

Mark X. Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, said, “We have a mission to show what people with differing abilities can do. More than half our workforce has a differing ability, yet that is not enough. We share our experience with others and advocate for more employment of people with differing abilities. Joining the CEO Commission for Disability Employment is both an honor and opportunity to work with other leading firms on this critical mission.” 

John’s Crazy Socks is one of the first nine of what will be many companies to join the commission. The CEO Commission for Disability Employment was founded by The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Voya Financial, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to be a source of research and information, actionable steps and advocacy opportunities for member companies to recruit and onboard individuals with disabilities into their organizations. 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by co-founder John Cronin, a young entrepreneur who happens to have Down syndrome. John said, “Every day we stand up for the rights of people with differing abilities. We want the world to see what people with differing abilities can do.” 

“As companies look at their bottom lines, including more people with disabilities not only makes business sense, but it also offers opportunities to a greater number of people,” said Kandi Pickard, NDSS President and CEO.

Mark X. Cronin said, “We believe it is good business to hire people with differing abilities. We share the CEO Commission vision to seek solutions that eliminate barriers to equal employment and encourage employers to meet their needs by hiring people with differing abilities.”  

About the CEO Commission for Disability Employment

The mission of the CEO Commission for Disability Employment is to raise awareness of the untapped potential of people with disabilities and work to ensure that people with disabilities achieve and maintain equal access to meaningful employment. For more information, contact Matteo Lieb at mlieb@ceocommission.org.

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 United Cerebral Palsy. We have raised more than $400,000 for our charity partners.
  • Fun Products You Can Love: We have over 2,000 different socks and face masks 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 three days of ordering.
  • Making It Personal: Every package gets a thank-you note from John and some candy.

For more information, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at service@johnscrazysocks.com.

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