is doing its part to give comfort for healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines against the deadly COVID-19.
The footwear company, that is popularly recognized for its distinctive casual footwear for women, men and children, announced that they will be giving 10,000 pairs of shoes a day to healthcare workers through its “A Free Pair for Healthcare” program.
Crocs President and CEO Andrew Rees said in his statement:
“Like everyone, we’ve been closely monitoring the news and working hard to map out a way to most effectively help where we can.”
“Over the past week, we have spoken to healthcare 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.”
Crocs (CROX) are made out of a rubber-like molded polymer resin material. This footwear is waterproof and can be easily washed off, which is a huge advantage as people take extra precautions because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Crocs said in their statement that they will be delivering some shipments straight to hospitals and other facilities, but that it is allowing workers to sign up for the free shoes by going to www.crocs.com/freeforhealthcare. It announced it will continue to donate the shoes as long as supplies last.
“The duration of our giveaway and number of shoes donated will depend on Crocs inventory and the number of requests received.”
A high volume of customers has greeted the company on the first two days of the giveaway, with more than 400,000 people jumping in line for a free pair of Crocs on Thursday.
According to reports, Friday’s allotment is also sold out. The next chance for healthcare workers to get a free pair is at noon on Monday, March 30.
“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.”
The company president said healthcare workers can choose between Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles, with free shipping through its website at www.crocs.com/freeforhealthcare.
The company has also donated 100,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed across several select healthcare facilities and organizations. As of the moment, that includes hospital systems in Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania,
“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.”
“We only have one ask: Share the word to all those in healthcare and please be mindful to allow those who need these most to place their requests. This is the least we can do for those working incredibly hard to defeat this virus.”