In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, here is a charming story of a creative entrepreneur changing the world, one pair at a time.
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.”
Our is a business built on love.
Their mission is pretty simple: spread happiness through socks.
John sells socks based on four pillars (from their website):
- Socks: We offer over 1,200 socks so that you can find the perfect socks for you or give as a gift. Our customers love our socks.
- Fast and Personal Shipping: We ship same day so most customers get their orders within two days and we make it personal. Every package contains a thank you note from John and candy. Free shipping in the US at $40.
- Giving Back: We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics, and we’ve created a series of Awareness and Charity socks and donate money form each pair of socks to causes like Down syndrome and Autism awareness, the Special Olympics and breast cancer research.
- Proving What’s Possible: We’re a business started by a man with Down syndrome. We hire people with disabilities. We do all we can for our customers. We believe that doing the right thing is the best business.
Now John does not have Autism, but he does try to raise money and awareness for individuals with any developmental disorder, selling socks for Autism, Down Syndrome, and Williams Syndrome through his Awareness Socks.
You can purchase socks pair by pair, or join their Sock of the Month Club. No matter how you buy, 5% of the profits will help the Special Olympics, to help John and other Special Olympics athletes compete. These crazy, fun, and colorful socks are sure to brighten your day, and will likely spark up a story with anyone around. These socks will definitely get you noticed and are likely to spread some happiness throughout your days.
So, check out John’s Crazy Socks today and help spread the love!