Senator Charles Schumer Gives a Shout Out to John’s Crazy Socks from the Senate Floor

As part of his recognition of World Down Syndrome Day Senator Chuck Schumer gave a shout out to John’s Crazy Socks from the Senate Floor.


To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, Senator Charles Schumer wore a pair of Down Syndrome Awareness Socks given him by a friend. John’s Crazy Socks made those socks. Here is Senator Schumer wearing the socks. 

Senator Schumer wears Down Syndrome Awareness Socks from John's Crazy Socks

Senator Schumer then took to the Senate floor to speak about World Down Syndrome Day and he recognized John’s Crazy Socks saying: 

These socks come from a company on Long Island called John's Crazy Socks run by a man with Down syndrome who makes socks to help raise awareness for the condition. So, not only are they a great pair of socks, they're also for a great cause.

We thank Senator Schumer for the recognition and his ongoing support of people with Down syndrome and our business. 

Here is John presenting Senator Schumer with the Champion of Change Award from the National Down Syndrome Society in 2019.

John presents award to Senator Schumer

John’s Crazy Socks is the largest sock store and we have a mission to spread happiness. When you buy from John’s Crazy socks, you are going to receive a great pair of socks – we have over 30,000 five-star reviews. When you buy those socks, you make a difference. You help us employ people with differing abilities – more than half our colleagues have a differing ability – and you will help us give back – we donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and have donated over $550,000 to our charity partners. Most of all, you help us spread happiness. 

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™.

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at