21-Year-Old Man Living With Down Syndrome Creates A Multimillion Dollar Investment Out Of A Hobby With His Dad
October 11, 2018 14:02 By Mambee
Life is filled with many challenges and setbacks, and it is one's will to find happiness through all this that determines success and fulfilment.
We work every day to show what's possible. One way we do that is to collaborate with other businesses led by people with differing abilities. John has teamed up with a cast member of the Emmy Winning Docu-Series "Born this Way" on the A&E Network, Sean McElwee. Two entrepreneurs with Down syndrome have joined forces to create John and Sean Coast to Coast Gift Box. This gift box features Fireworks Socks designed by John and "This Land was Made for Me Too" T-Shirt designed by Sean from Born This Way of Seanese Tee's. We will be donating $2 dollars from the sale of this gift box to LuMind RDS. You can purchase your John and Sean Coast to Coast Gift Box at johnscrazysocks.com. #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #socks #socksofinstagram #coasttocoast #travel #patriotic #fourthofjuly #bornthisway #happiness #spreadinghappiness
This has been proven by John Connin, a 21-year-old guy who was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Today, he has a multimillion-dollar investment, bringing happiness to people through his works.
John has some exciting news for everyone. The Library Socks for Literacy (A.K.A. Bibliophile Socks) are back in stock. These are charity socks with 100% of the profit from each pair donated to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. Get 'em before they're gone! Go to John’s Crazy Socks 🧦 (link in bio). #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #bush #socks #spreadinghappiness
John was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth and, although he has always lived well with the condition, he promised himself it was never going to hold him back from being great.
A little while after he was done with high school, it was time to start making important decisions and think of a career path. John, who always wanted to try something new, decided to do it with the person he loved most, his dad, Mark Twain.
We're hiring! Seeking both full-time and seasonal positions. We offer meaningful #work where you can make a difference and treat everyone with respect and dignity. Our office/warehouse is located in Melville, NY. We operate as a team and work in an open plan. Our work environment is casual. We are egalitarian. We value the quality of work and ideas. We celebrate diversity and thrive on inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek to employ people who will help us fulfill our mission to spread happiness. Current Full-Time Positions • Data Maven (a.k.a Number Cruncher a.k.a. Data Analyst) • Sockateer Open Seasonal Positions • Sock Wrangler - Fulfillment Team Member (Seasonal) • Happiness Packer - Fulfillment Team Member (Seasonal) • Happiness Checker (Seasonal) • Happiness Creator (Seasonal) • Inventory Ninja (Seasonal) Here is what we offer: • Work with meaning and purpose • Positive work environment • Competitive pay • Benefits for full-time employees • Staff lunch every Friday • Bagel Wednesday • A job you can enjoy and can make you feel proud Full job descriptions can be found on the John’s Crazy Socks website. #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #careersnull Kimberly G Marketing Wizard P:631-760-5625 John’s Crazy Socks “Spreading Happiness Through Socks” johnscrazysocks.com email@example.com Facebook Icon Instagram Twitterppinlogo
But there was still a dilemma: What to do? After going through a series of research and trials, it finally occurred to them. Why not socks? John had grown up having a thing for funny-looking socks.
Join the #NoRulz Art Color Craze with these hand tie-dyed crew socks. These socks are unique, no two socks will ever be the same. Not only are these socks beautiful and have inspiring people making them, but they serve as a great metaphor for people and their beliefs, ideas, and personalities. Whether you are on the spectrum of a #disability or not, you will find that what makes us, all the same, is that we are all different. Different Socks, different people; all with their own styles, patterns, and colors. These are what the Random Rainbow Socks are all about. #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #art #artcolorcraze #norulz #socks #tiedye #rainbow #socks #happiness #spreadinghappiness
Getting funny and weird socks were literally his thing. If only the family had know that such a weird hobby would make them millionaires.
John’s Crazy Socks will hold a recruitment day at the @huntingtonorc (Huntington Opportunity Resource Center) on Thursday, September 13 at 1 p.m. At the recruitment event, the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, John Cronin and his Dad, Mark, will present an overview of their business and their mission to spread happiness. They will review their seasonal and permanent #job opportunities, which include: •Sock Wranglers – seasonal (pickers in a pick and pack warehouse) •Happiness Packers – seasonal (packers in a pick and pack warehouse) •Inventory Ninjas – seasonal •Data Maven – permanent •Sockateer – permanent We offer meaningful work where you can make a difference and treat everyone with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek to employ people who will help us fulfill our mission to spread happiness. To learn more about recruitment day, go to John’s Crazy Socks and click NEWS on the top right: http://bit.ly/2x0rsUJ Full job descriptions can be found on the John’s Crazy Socks website. Scroll to bottom and click WORKING AT JOHN’S CRAZY SOCKS. #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #socks #jobs #work #spreadinghappiness
John and his dad, Mark, launched the socks company on the 9th of December 2016, naming it John's Crazy Socks and, today, they are estimated to be valued at $4 million. It was amazing.
On Wednesday night at the 12th Annual Summer Social, with the help of John's sweet dance moves, the Special Olympics raised the highest amount in the Sponsor an Athlete portion than they've ever done before- $13,000 in just 2 minutes. In total, they raised over $121,000 for the Special Olympics NY - New York City! 😊 #johnscrazysocks #johncronin #specialolympics #summersocial #spreadinghappiness
This young man, with a disability, has managed to turn his hobby of picking out socks into a multimillion dollar company, bringing happiness to people through his weird designs.
What is even more beautiful about this is the fact that he gave a large part of his profit to charity.
No need for boring back to school socks. As John always say, “Socks let me be me,” so why not express yourself with socks that make a statement? Socks makes great back to school gifts. They are fun, creative and memorable. (And did I say affordable?) Check out John’s Back to School Gift Giving Guide by copying and pasting this link in your browser: http://bit.ly/2MkyUkg #johncrazysocks #johncronin #backtoschool #socks #spreadinghappiness
When asked about his choice and success over the years, John had this to say:
"Why socks? Because it's fun, it's colourful, I like to be creative and want to see wonderful things here. It lets me be me."
The company has grown so much that they have hired 35 full-time workers, many of which also have similar disabilities. It is believed that this is John's way of contributing to society.
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He is also a philanthropist, giving a lot to charity. While John handles the amazing designs, his father is in charge of the deals, and together they have managed to build an empire out of love, talent, and sheer force of will.