Crocs Will Give Health Care Workers a Free Pair
The footwear company will donate 10,000 Crocs a day.
Crocs—a favorite in the medical field for it’s rubber-like, foam material—is stepping in to aid health care workers across the country who are fighting at the frontlines of this crisis. The clog company has pledged in a public statement to donate 10,000 pairs a day to health professionals. Their comfortable and waterproof material make them an ideal choice for practical and safety reasons.
“Over the past week, we have spoken to health care workers, their facilities and even their family and friends, and they have specifically asked for our shoes in an effort to provide ease on their feet, as well as ease of mind as they need the ability to easily clean up before they go home to their families,” said Crocs CEO Andrew Rees.
The “Free Pair for Healthcare” program will take orders every day until they reach their daily limit and ship to healthcare professionals at no cost. Workers can order from the Crocs’ website from select classic clog or Crocs At Work styles.
The company also announced that they plan to donate up to 100,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed to select healthcare facilities and organizations across the country, including JobsOhio and the Dayton Area Hospital Assn. (which will disperse them through Ohio’s healthcare system); St. Anthony North Health Campus near Denver, and New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System, which will distribute the shoes within its network, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“The healthcare industry has always embraced Crocs, but our mantra of ‘be comfortable in your own shoes’ applies now more than ever, and we want to do more to help our nation’s heroes,” said Rees.