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A father-son duo is changing lives for people with disabilities one sock at a time

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MELVILLE, NY (Circa) You’ll find thousands of socks of all shapes, colors and sizes at a warehouse in Melville, New York.

The Story of John's Crazy Socks

Yes, they’re for sale, but they aren’t your typical foot garments. The unique socks are the brainchild of John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs the company alongside his father, Mark Cronin.
John’s Crazy Socks offers more than 1,200 socks.

Courtesy John's Crazy Socks

Their business motto is simple: spread happiness through socks.


Inspired by his love of colorful and fun socks, John turned his passion for collection what he calls “crazy socks” into a business that also gives back.

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Five percent of the company’s earnings are donated to the Special Olympics. Proceeds and special socks have also gone to various charities dedicated to causes like Down syndrome, Autism awareness and breast cancer research.

In addition to monetary support, John’s Crazy Socks also hires people with disabilities.

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