Nike Donates 140,000 Pieces Of Footwear To First Responders

Nike Donates 140,000 Pieces Of Footwear To First Responders

Nike Donates 140,000 Pieces Of Footwear To First Responders

The multinational corporation once again stands up to help fight COVID-19.

The multinational corporation once again stands up to help fight COVID-19.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Ever since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, Nike has been clearly intent on contributing to the fight against the virus. They have pledged $15 million to help those affected by COVID-19. They made the Nike Training Club app completely free and available to everyone. They manufactured face shields and other protective equipment for medical workers on the frontline

Now, they’re taking their efforts a step further by teaming up with non-profit Good360 in the U.S., as well as other local organizations in Europe, to donate 140,000 pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment to the pandemic’s first responders across the globe.

Part of that donation will consist of Nike’s Air Zoom Pulse, a sneaker designed by Oregon Health & Science University and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon and meant to be used to healthcare workers specifically. 30,000 pairs will be given to various hospitals and health systems across Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New York City, as well as the Veterans Health Administration. Additional 2,500 pairs are to be distributed to Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris, and Belgium.

V and VMAN are honoring charities that have only amplified their mission statements to ensure that those most affected by COVID-19 are supported. For those in the position to, we have included links in which you can lend a helping hand. Check out some more charities to donate to, below. 

Boys and Girls Club of America: Click here to help keep kids in a safe environment that allows for learning, playing and growing during the coronavirus.

CDC Foundation: Click here to help the CDC be prepared to strengthen security needs and immediate COVID-19 responses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Continue supporting families who have children with serious illnesses. You can donate here.

First Book: Click here to ensure kids are engaged in learning by providing with e-books and books to enjoy while out of school.

Meals on Wheels: Click here to lend a virtual hand and assist vulnerable seniors who are at higher risk of catching the infectious virus.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: With people confined to their homes, victims are more susceptible to domestic abuse. Click here for different ways to offer support during these times.

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