Google celebrated Father’s Day by releasing a video about John’s Crazy Socks, a father-son business. John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, wanted to sell crazy socks because “they let me be me” and he wanted to go into business with his Dad. John’s Crazy Socks is truly a business born out of love between a father and son.
A pair of entrepreneurs, who happen to have Down syndrome, have each created a successful businesses and now they are teaming up for a joint project. John Cronin, who co-founded John’s Crazy Socks, is collaborating with Sean McElwee, who founded Seanese Tees. Sean is also a cast member of The Emmy Winning Docu-Series “Born This Way” on A&E. The duo collaborated to produce a special patriotic gift box for Independence Day called John and Sean Coast To Coast Gift Box. The gift box features Fireworks Socks designed by John and “This Land Was Made For Me Too” T-Shirt designed by Sean of Seanese Tee's. Two dollars from the sale of each patriotic box will go to fund Down syndrome research.
With Father’s Day only a few days away we asked some of our Sock Wranglers to show us what socks they picked out for their dad. Whether it’s helping you with a project or just giving some support, Father’s Day is a great way to show your dad how much you love them. Why not pick out some Father’s Day socks. In today’s blog we are featuring four of our Sock Wranglers, Aliya, Leah, Will,Riley and Sock Supporter, Andrew. These gifts are all under $16.00. Get inspired by these sock picks when looking for the perfect gift for your dad.
John Cronin and his father, Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Wednesday, May 9. At the hearing titled “Ready, Willing, and Able to Work: How Small Businesses Empower People with Developmental Disabilities,” the Cronins will speak of how employing individuals with disabilities has contributed to the success of their small business.