Instead of yelling about sales at Thanksgiving, John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, had a better idea: “I want to say thanks by donating money to the Special Olympics.” John has Down syndrome and is an active Special Olympics athlete. “I love the Special Olympics.”
As a result of John’s idea, John’s Crazy Socks will donate $1 to the Special Olympics for every order placed from 12 a.m. Wednesday (11/22) to midnight Tuesday (11/28). This initiative is part of the company’s overall commitment to Giving Back. John’s co-founder and father, Mark X. Cronin, explains, “Giving Back is an essential part of our venture. We donate 5% of earnings to the Special Olympics and 5 percent of our Sock of the Month Club too. We also raise money for our charity partners through our Awareness and Charity Socks. These donations benefit groups like the National Down Syndrome Society and Autism speaks and here on Long Island, we raise money for ACDS, the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America and ACLD.
As a company co-founded by a man with Down syndrome, John’s Crazy Socks shows what is possible when a person is given an opportunity. “We demonstrate that putting people with special needs at the heart of our business is a reason for our success,” said Mark Cronin. “The Special Olympics does the same thing for millions of athletes and we are happy to support them.”
John Cronin said, “Thanksgiving is a time to say thanks and that’s why we want to give money to the Special Olympics.”
John’s Crazy Socks has a mission to spread happiness. Based in Melville, New York, the company features over 1,400 different sock choices and each order includes a thank you note from John and some candy. “Our customers love the fast service and personal touch and knowing that the socks they buy support so many good causes and enable us to employ people with special needs.” They have shipped their socks to over 38 different countries.
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