MELVILLE, N.Y. (CIRCA) — You’ll find thousands of socks of all shapes, colors and sizes at a warehouse in Melville, New York.
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. He runs the company alongside his father, Mark Cronin.
John’s Crazy Socks offers more than 1,200 socks.
Their business motto is simple: spread happiness through socks.
Read the Story of the Bond Between President @GeorgeHWBush and John Cronin of John's Crazy Socks and How President Bush Came to Wear John’s Socks in Tribute to his Late Wife at Mrs. Bush’s Funeral. (You may cry and smile at the same time.) https://t.co/0F8xTAwyhy pic.twitter.com/vNzjeerO0y— John's Crazy Socks (@JohnsCrazySocks) April 22, 2018
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.
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.