John’s Crazy Socks Spreads Happiness and Gives Back


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Sophia Martuscello, Contributor

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome and co-founder of the business John’s Crazy Socks. This organization was inspired by John’s love for crazy socks and his desire to make people smile. They demonstrate what people with intellectual disabilities can do every day and believe in giving back. Their mission is to spread happiness, and they donate 5% of their earning to the Special Olympics. Their wide assortment of socks ranges from animal lovers to presidential socks. Recently deceased George H. W. Bush was one of their loyal customers. He wore book socks in memory of his wife at her funeral. In George H. W. Bush’s Honor, they made a George H. W. Bush’s  tribute sock.

With each purchase, customers receive a gift box which contains a piece of candy and a handwritten thank you note from John himself. I purchased a few pairs and they are cute, well-made socks. What a great idea!