Crocs have come out with a new program, 'A Free Pair for Healthcare' wherein they have decided to donate 10,000 a day to healthcare workers fighting against the coronavirus. They are giving away 14,000 pairs of shoes to the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association through the local Ohio health systems. Crocs (CROX) are made from rubber-like moulded polymer resin. As they are waterproof, it can be easily washed off. This comes as an advantage for people taking special precautions because of the spread of the coronavirus. UK Citizens, Politicians And Royals Clap For NHS Workers Fighting Coronavirus, Popular Landmarks Light Up in Blue in Their Honour (See Pictures And Videos)
Crocs CEO Andrew Rees was quoted as saying by CNN, "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." Coronavirus in France: Citizens Pay Nightly Tribute to Medical Heroes Fighting the Pandemic by Clapping for Them Every Night From Balconies (Watch Videos).
Rees said, "The duration of our giveaway will depend on our level of inventory and the amount of requests we receive. 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." Indians Clap and Play Utensils During Janata Curfew to Honour the Medical Heroes and Other Essential Service Workers; Watch Videos of #5Baje5Minute.
Crocs announced that they are delivering some shipments directly to hospitals and other facilities. It is also allowing workers to sign up for the free shoes by going to www.crocs.com/freeforhealthcare. The website opens for requests each day at noon ET and stays open until that day’s allotment has been fulfilled. It then reopens the next day at noon. The company said it will continue to donate the shoes as long as their supplies last.