John’s Crazy Socks has introduced a Down Syndrome Super Box comprised of 21 items from entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. The Super Box demonstrates the talents and achievements of these business leaders with Down syndrome. Most importantly, the Down Syndrome Super Box will delight customers.
John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, said, “I have Down syndrome and I am proud of my business. This Super Box shows that people with Down syndrome can be entrepreneurs and can have great businesses.”
Blake Pyron from Blake’s Snow Shack said, “We love being a part of the Down Syndrome Super Box. I run a great business and I want the world to see what I can do.”
The National Down Syndrome Society is supporting the Down Syndrome Super Box as part of their program to promote self-advocate businesses. John’s Crazy Socks is donating $2 from the sale of each box to support the work of NDSS.
Kandi Pickard, CEO of NDSS, said, “The Down Syndrome Super Box is an excellent way to spread awareness and build excitement surrounding entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. We are so excited to help demonstrate the achievements and hard work of entrepreneurs with Down syndrome across the country.”
Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “The unemployment rate among people with a disability is 80 percent. We want people with differing abilities to see that entrepreneurship is an option and we want businesses to see the valuable work that people with differing abilities can perform.”
The box includes 21 items from 20 business spanning the United States:
|Blake’s Snow Shack||Texas||Cup|
|April’s Cottage Soap||Ohio||Post Card|
|Bonfire BBQ||Michigan||Post Card and Sticker|
|Candidly Kind||Georgia||Cinch Bag|
|Charlie French||Texas||Post Card|
|Dance Happy Designs||Pennsylvania||6×6 canvas bin|
|Doggy Delights by Allison||Florida||Dog Snacks|
|Furnace Hills Coffee||Maryland||Coffee Sampler|
|Gabi’s Grounds||North Carolina||Coffee Sampler|
|Gracie’s Doggie Delights||Wisconsin||Dog Snacks|
|Hærfest Coffee||North Carolina||Coffee sampler|
|H-Bomb Ties||Ohio||Post Card|
|John’s Crazy Socks||New York||Socks|
|John’s Crazy Socks||New York||Greeting Cards|
|River Bend Galleries||Illinois||Note Cards|
|Something Extra Candles||California||Soy Candle|
|Sparkles by Maxine||Florida||Post Card|
|Special Sparkle||Illinois||Post Card|
|Texas Sweet Heat Jams||Texas||Jam Sampler|
Gabi Angelini who co-founded Gabi’s Grounds with her mother said, “I work hard to run and grow my business. I want to reach new customers through the Down Syndrome Super Box. I want people to know me for my business, not simply because I have Down syndrome.”
The Down Syndrome Super Box is available online at John’s Crazy Socks. Chock full of wonderful items – the box weighs over four pounds – it sells for $49,.99 with free shipping and that includes a $2 donation to the NDSS.
About John’s Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do.