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Community Manager
Community Manager

John's Crazy Socks

Farmingdale, NY U.S.A.

Number of employees: #34


John's Crazy Socks is a social enterprise spreading happiness by showing what people with differing abilities can do and giving back. They have committed to pledging their profit and product towards helping the community.


Giving Back is an essential part of our mission at John’s Crazy Socks. Giving Back is baked into everything we do. The idea is simple: we do not believe it is enough to just sell things, we have to give back. Giving back is a way of saying thank you and expressing our gratitude. Giving back is a way to serve our community. Giving Back is an essential part of our social enterprise.

We have raised more than $500,000 for our charity partners. We are particularly excited that John, a Special Olympic athlete, has raised over $100,000 for the Special Olympics. 



We Give Back in many ways:

  • We pledge 5% of our earnings to the Special Olympics.
  • We donate 5% from our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics.
  • We donate 10% from our awareness socks to our charity partners.
  • We donate boxes of socks to non-profits to use in fundraising efforts such as auctions and raffles.
  • We support local and selected charities with donations.
  • We operate a Charity Fundraising Program to help non-profits raise money.


Giving Back to the Special Olympics


John and many of our colleagues are Special Olympic athletes and we see first-hand the many benefits of that organization. Without the Special Olympics, there would be no John’s Crazy Socks. John has learned many valuable skills and values through competing in the Special Olympics.



From the day we opened, we have pledged to donate 5% of our earnings to the Special Olympics. When we added our Sock of the Month offering, we committed 5% from the subscriptions to the Special Olympics. Thus, every time you purchase a subscription to the Sock of the Month, you are making a donation to the Special Olympics.


We have created special socks that both celebrate the Special Olympics and raise money for them.

  • Polar Plunge Socks: John does a Polar Plunge every year to support the Special Olympics and we created Polar Plunge Socks both to celebrate the Polar Plunges, but also to raise money. We donate 10% from the sale of those socks to the Special Olympics.
  • Shark Socks: John plays basketball and competes in track and field with the Commack Sharks. He loves that team so much that John designed Shark Socks and we donate 10% from the sale of those shark socks to the Special Olympics.



Beyond these donations, John and John’s Crazy Socks does all we can to support the Special Olympics:

  • Polar Plunge: Each year, we enter a team in the Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics and have raised thousands of dollars through those efforts.
  • Giving Tuesday: On Giving Tuesday, we donate $1 for every order placed with John’s Crazy Socks to the Special Olympics.
  • Donations of Gift Boxes: We donate boxes of socks for auctions and raffles that the Special Olympics uses to raise money.
  • Custom Products: We have made custom socks and masks for the Special Olympics that they have re-sold as fundraisers or used as incentives for donors.
  • Supporting Fundraisers: John has assisted at many special Olympic fundraisers and gotten onstage to help raise money. At John's Crazy Socks, we use our social media and email list to promote special Olympic fundraiser events.

All of these efforts with the Special Olympics are a crucial part of our Giving Back program.



Their #1 tip or advice for companies? 


The more we do for others, the better off we are.