John’s Crazy Socks Releases Blue Whale Sock to Raise Money for the Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor
John’s Crazy Socks has announced that it is selling a Blue Whale Sock to raise money and awareness for the Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor. One dollar from the sale of every pair of Blue Whale Socks will go to the Whaling Museum. Each pair of socks come with a card with information about the museum and a fun fact about whales.
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture co-founded and inspired by John Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome, and has a mission to spread happiness through socks. John said, “I love the Waling Museum and wanted to do something to help support it.” The Blue Whale sock will also be available in the Museum’s Gift Shop.
Museum Director, Nomi Dayan said, “We are excited to receive this support from John’s Crazy Socks. Their rapid growth and national reach will spread awareness about our museum and programs and every bit of additional funding helps.”
Giving back is part of the mission at John’s Crazy Socks. The company contributes five percent of its earnings to the Special Olympics. John is a Special Olympics athlete and he and his family have witnessed the positive impact the Special Olympics has on the athletes, their families and the volunteers.
The Blue Whale Sock is the fourth designated charity sock released by the company. The other three are:
John’s Crazy Socks donated money from the sale of each designated charity sock to a related charity. The company publishes a monthly Giving Back Report to update customers and the community on its donations.
Founded in 1942, the Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor has long been a cultural and environmental mainstay on Long Island. It preserves Long Island’s past as a whaling center and enables visitors to explore the relationship between humans and whales to gain a greater understanding of the cultural, scientific and environmental significance of Long Island and the Sea.
The museum offers extensive school and outreach programs that see over 12,000 school children visit every year. It holds over 6,000 historical documents and artifacts, including a significant scrimshaw collection. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a status achieved by only five percent of museums nationwide.
The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor is located at 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. To learn more about the museum or to support its many programs, you can visit the museum website or contact Katie Kelly at 631-367-3418 X10.
- Mark Cronin