John’s Crazy Socks is teaming up with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center to thank the hundreds of workers who have sacrificed so much to make a difference during this pandemic. John’s Crazy Socks is introducing This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks to celebrate the work done by our frontline health care workers. These socks will raise money for the Covid-19 Relief Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in John’s home, Long Island.
At John’s Crazy Socks, we have a mission to spread happiness and much of happiness is based on gratitude. We are so grateful for the work of so many during the Coronavirus pandemic, but most of all those frontline medical workers. These are the nurses, doctors, technicians, aides and medical staff who put their lives at risk to treat, comfort and save the rest of us.
What can we do at John’s Crazy Socks to thank these health care superheroes? We can 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.
On Thursday, April 30, 2020, John and Mark X. Cronin, the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks will host an event at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center to hand out socks and candy to the staff and to present an $8,000 check for the Good Samaritan Hospital’s Foundation’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund.
John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks said, “We made our This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks to say thank you to the nurses and doctors at Good Samaritan and to give back because they give so much. I helped design these socks and I put a lot of love into them.” John added, “We have a mission to Spread Happiness and we want these socks to make people happy.”
“This is a very exciting and meaningful opportunity, and we are grateful to John’s Crazy Socks for wanting to celebrate our health care heroes while supporting the COVID-19 Crisis Response at Good Sam,” says Ruth E. Hennessey, President of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. “The Crisis Response Fund is helping us respond to this pandemic by supporting our efforts on every front as we work together to care for our patients in their hour of greatest need while also caring for our team on the frontlines.”
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.
Mark Cronin said, “John and I know many of the dedicated staff at Good Sam and we stand in awe of the incredible work they perform. We made these socks to recognize and celebrate their work and to raise money for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. During this pandemic, we are told to stay home and stay isolated, yet these people run into danger to take care of us.”
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 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.