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The Independence Café in West Nyack, New York is Now Carrying John’s Crazy Socks

At John’s Crazy Socks, we get to meet many people doing great work which is why we are so excited that the Independence Café is carrying our socks. Located in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, New York, the Independence Café employs people with differing abilities and carries products made by businesses led by or featuring people with differing abilities. It is truly a Unique Boutique. 

The Independence Cafe: A Unique Boutique

The Independence Café is operated by Bridges, a community-based, peer-driven, cross-disability, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and leadership on behalf of people with disabilities. 

Logo for Bridges of Rockland County

John and Mark X Cronin, the co-founders of John's Crazy Socks, recorded a video thanking the Independence Café and cheering on their mission. 

“I love what the Independence Café does,” said John Cronin. “They are showing what people with differing abilities can do. They are helping change the world.” 

Mark added, “We are so appreciative that they are carrying our socks. Their customers will get great socks – we have over 30,000 five-star reviews – but they are doing so much more. When the Independence Café customers buy our socks, they help us employ people with differing abilities – more than half our colleagues have a differing ability. Each purchase supports our Giving Back Program that starts with us donating five percent of earnings to the Special Olympics. We have already donated over $635,000 to our charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, the Autism Society of America, and United Cerebral Palsy. Most of all, wearing our socks makes people feel happy, so each customer is helping us spread happiness.” 

A Box of J's Socks from John's Crazy Socks

John and Mark sent a letter to the Independence Café saying, “Thank you for inviting us to support your mission. We would love to visit your store so we can let more people know about the Independence Café. Thank you for helping us spread happiness.” 

Now Offering John’s Crazy Socks Products in Retail Stores 

John’s Crazy Socks began selling socks direct to consumers on December 9, 2016. By 2020, we began offering services to other businesses with our custom socks and corporate gift program as well as our charity fundraising program for non-profits. Now, we offer socks through our wholesale channel. By working with retailers, we can reach many more customers. 

John said, “We have a mission to spread happiness. The more customers we reach, the more happiness we create.”   

“Entering the wholesale market and helping retail stores carry our products will allow us to reach more people and spread more happiness,” said Mark X. Cronin. 

A picture of J's Socks hanging on a wall from John's Crazy Socks

Retail Offerings from John’s Crazy Socks 

Retail stores can now carry J’s, the private line of John’s Crazy Socks that include our famous Awareness Socks. The J’s are exclusive to John’s Crazy Socks with vibrant designs and construction that customers love. 

Our Awareness Socks celebrate causes like Down syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy and raise money for charity partners like the National Down Syndrome Society, the Autism Society of America, and United Cerebral Palsy. 

“Our socks make a difference,” said John Cronin, “And that’s why they make our customers so happy.” 

Mark added, “Our customers tell us that just putting on our socks makes them feel good all day.”  

If you are a retail store owner and want to carry our socks, visit our website to learn more and place your order. 

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 $635,000 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


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