John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy Socks, visited the HCFAS headquarters to hand out socks and thank the many EMTs and volunteers of the first aid squad.
The company was founded in Huntington Village by the father son duo of John and Mark X. Cronin and they are committed to showing what people with differing abilities can do. John is not only an award winning entrepreneur, but he also has Down syndrome. More than half their employees have a differing ability.
Michael Como, chief of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, said, “We love what John and John’s Crazy Socks are doing. We appreciate their recognition of the work that our EMTs do and all EMTs across the country. And we are appreciative of their willingness to give back to their hometown first aid squad.”
The EMT Socks are available at the John’s Crazy Socks online store and sell for $13.99 a pair. The Company donates 10 percent from the sale of the EMT Tribute Socks to the HCFAS. These socks are part of a growing line of First Responder Socks that include Healthcare Superhero Socks and Firefighter Tribute Socks. In addition, John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent of its earnings to the Special Olympics. John is a Special Olympics athlete.
Participating in the presentation were
- Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson
- Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol
- Huntington Town Councilman Ed Smyth [standing behind Cergol to Mark’s right]
- John Cronin
- Mark X. Cronin
- State Senator James Gaughran
- Huntington Town Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman
- Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly