John’s Crazy Socks Supports Good Samaritan University Hospital

John’s Crazy Socks is the world’s largest sock store with customers across the country and around the world but it is still important that we engage with our local community and support local organizations making a difference. We love the work performed by Good Samaritan University Hospital and do all we can to support them. On Friday, John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, presented a quarterly donation check to Good Samaritan. 

John with Check at Good Sam

“I love Good Sam,” said John. “They do such important work and make such a difference on Long Island.” 

“We are so appreciative of John’s Crazy Socks for recognizing the work of we do at Good Sam,” said Ruth E. Hennessey, President of Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and co-founder, said, “In the last several years, we have found many ways to work with Good Samaritan University Hospital and we are grateful that we have this opportunity to support the work they do.” 

Good Samaritan Check Presentation

John’s Crazy Socks and Good Samaritan University Hospital 

“When the covid pandemic first hit, we knew we had to protect the health of our colleagues, especially since so many were vulnerable to the virus,” said Mark X. Cronin.  John’s Crazy Socks turned to Good Samaritan University Hospital for guidance and assistance. Dr. Mary Bonafede, the head of Infectious Disease at the hospital came to the John’s Crazy Socks offices to help us prepare a plan of action. Dr. Bonafede gave a class to our colleagues to teach them how to protect themselves from the spread of the virus. 

John and Docotgr form Good Samaritan

“Dr. Bonafede was so good and so helpful,” said John Cronin. 

When the pandemic first hit, John’s Crazy Socks wanted to do something to thank the front-line workers during the pandemic, we immediately reached out to Good Samaritan. We’re a sock company, so we made socks. We created Health Care Superhero Socks and This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks and donate 10 percent from the later pair to Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

Now, we have added compression socks with the same theme, socks ideal for nurses and other hospital staff to wear. Those compression socks will also raise money for Good Samaritan University Hospital.  

Health care Super Hero Socks

Mark said, “In the early days of the pandemic, we were all afraid. Businesses were told to shut down and people were told to stay home and isolate. The staff at Good Sam went the other way, they ran into the danger, risking their own health to take care of patients under the most stressful conditions. They were true heroes.” 

More Connections with Between John’s Crazy Socks and Good Samaritan University Hospital 

Each day during the first 12 days of December, John’s Crazy Socks highlighted one of our charity partners and donated $1 from every order received that day to that charity partner. For Sunday, December 11, that charity partner was the Good Samaritan University Hospital. 

John Cronin said, “What better way to celebrate 12 Days of Giving then to celebrate the work the staff of Good Sam do.” 

When Good Samaritan needed a judge for their in-hospital Gingerbread House Competition, they invited John to help pick a winner. The hospital recognized John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, for their support of the hospital and frontline workers during the pandemic year as a Community Honoree during the Stronger Together: Virtual Benefit for Good Samaritan Hospital

John at Good Sam

The relationship with Good Samaritan goes back many years and starts on a personal level. Mark’s cousin, Rosemary Graham, led the Respiratory Therapy Department for more than a decade and a plaque in the main building honors her service. 

About the Good Samaritan University Hospital 

Good Samaritan University Hospital, part of the Catholic Health system, is a community hospital located in West Islip, NY. The hospital has served the south shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. Our combination of clinical excellence and compassionate care sets us apart and is why so many residents of our community rely on and trust us for their health and wellness needs. 

We have earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing—reflecting our commitment to patient care and safety. To learn more about God Sam, click here.

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 of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

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