John and Mark Cronin of John's Crazy Socks. (Photo: John's Crazy Socks)
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John’s Crazy Socks celebrates 5th anniversary

John’s Crazy Socks, the business founded by the father-son team of Mark and John Cronin, celebrated its fifth anniversary last week.

The company, inspired by John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome and his love of colorful and fun socks, held an open house party and pop-up shop event at its Melville headquarters.

In just five years, the Cronins have taken a small business venture and turned it into a nationally recognized social enterprise. The father-son duo started the company in a small office space in Huntington and have transformed it into the world’s largest online sock store.  

Since its establishment in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks has donated over $500,000 to different charities, including a $100,000 donation to Special Olympics New York. The company has also created over 30 jobs which has helped employ people with special needs. Over half of John’s Crazy Socks employees have differing abilities. The Cronins have also testified twice before Congress and have spoken at the United Nations.

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