Crocs donating shoes to health care workers during coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: Free shoes for health workers from Crocs, Allbirds

If you step foot into a hospital and glace at health care workers' attire you will see two things in common: scrubs and Crocs or similar shoes.

Andrew Rees, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crocs, launched an initiative on Wednesday to help those who are working the front lines of COVID-19. It's part of the "A Free Pair for Healthcare" program, according to a release from Crocs. Crocs is trying to make it a little easier on those healthcare professionals by giving away free pairs of their shoes in daily giveaways.

Rees went on to say that the duration of the giveaway was subject to the level of inventory and number of requests received. Crocs ask customers to check back in Friday at 12 p.m.

He continued: "These workers have our deepest respect, and we are humbled to be able to answer their call and provide whatever we can to help during this unprecedented time".

Last week, Allbirds announced on Instagram that it would be donating free Wool Runners-its best known style-to healthcare workers. Additionally, Starbucks is donating $500,000 to fire responders in the US, with half of the donation going toward care packages for healthcare workers and the other half to pay for personal protection medical equipment and other essential items.

The company does not have an official way to verify that the people claiming are actually healthcare workers but said it is "keeping an eye on this" and "trust that consumers will do the right thing".

Starbucks is also spreading some love to healthcare workers, paramedics, officers, and firefighters with free coffee until May 3.



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