School Tours of John's Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks School Tour Program

We are excited to welcome visitors to our facility!

What better outing for a class than an hour of happiness and wonder at John’s Crazy Socks? We welcome school tours so students can see where we make the happiness happen. They can see the socks and how we make each package special for our customers.


John gives a tour of the facility


We can arrange actual tours of our office/warehouse in Farmingdale, New York or virtual tours.

Every day, we demonstrate what’s possible when a person is given a chance. John may have Down syndrome, but that has not stopped him from starting his own business and working hard in that business. Sharing what’s possible is part of our mission to spread happiness.

As part of our empowerment commitment, we have created a School Tour Program at our office and warehouse in Farmingdale, New York. We can also arrange virtual tours via Skype so students from across the country and the world can visit John. We invite school groups, particularly special education groups, to come for a visit. Like everything else we do, the school tours will be fun, educational and inspiring:

  • Learn what it means to start a business and to be an entrepreneur.
  • Learn what it means to follow your dreams and passions.
  • Learn about some of the jobs that are open to you.

 John with tour group


Our School Tours

We will provide a full program for visiting students. Here is what you can expect on the day of your visit:

  • John welcomes guests and gets everyone settled.
  • John shows a brief introductory video.
  • John takes the group on a tour of the warehouse and demonstrates how we pick and pack orders.
  • John then shows Sock Guys, a ten-minute documentary short about John’s Crazy Socks that has won awards at film festivals.
  • John and Mark, John’s father and co-founder, discuss how they started the business and answer questions from the group.
  • John gathers everyone round for photographs.
  • No one will go home empty-handed. John also gives a thank you gift to everyone who comes on the tour so everyone leaves with a present and a smile.
  • The program will last one hour.


Who Should Attend this School Tour Program

The School Tour will connect with anyone interested in John’s Crazy Socks and how to start your own business. We have developed this program for high school special education classes, but this is not limited to only special education classes. The tours are open to:

  • Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Advocacy groups
  • Boy and Girl Scout Organizations
  • Parent and Family Organizations

Our experience has found that our tours benefit high school students and above, though we have had some success with junior high school classes. You will need to determine if your students will benefit from the tour program we defined.

The John's Crazy Socks facility can comfortably accommodate 10 individuals per physical visit, though virtual tours can accommodate any size class. If your group is larger, we may consider giving you two dates to visit. We are wheelchair accessible. 

We will take photographs and videos, so you must have authorization allowing us to use the student images. Click here to read our Media Release Form.

There is no charge for the School Tour. (Free is good.)

Frequently asked by those touring the warehouse: "Can we buy socks?" Sock browsing is best done through our website rather than in our warehouse. If you are interested in purchasing socks, please place your order in advance and let us know right away. We can set aside the order so that John can show you how an order is picked. You'll be able to take it home with you after your visit. 


A tour poses for a picture

Scheduling a Tour of John’s Crazy Socks

To start the process, please send an email to

Please let us know how many people are in your group and where you are from. We will then contact you to follow up and schedule your tour.

Thank you. We look forward to spending time with you.

John and Mark 


 We hope to see you soon.