- Words Cal McIntyre
The iconic footwear brand Crocs has donated over 200.000 pairs of shoes to hospitals globally to support frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Some good news within the world today is that Crocs are doing their best to help do what they can for our outstanding healthcare workers across the world who are putting their lives at risk every day to help save us during the pandemic.
Not only is the legendary footwear brand donating their lightweight, comfortable and easy to clean shoes to the heroic frontline workers in the UK, but they are also donating across multiple territories including its home market the US, as well as Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands and the UK. Having comfortable shoes for these amazing workers can make all the difference right now.
Crocs President and CEO Andrew Rees stated: “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 few weeks, 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.”
The first donation of Crocs in the UK arrived with the NHS last week, with additional pairs earmarked for distribution across NHS hospitals nationwide which is will undoubtedly make their lives slightly easier as our healthcare workers should never have to worry about essentials like footwear causing them stress.
Additionally, Crocs is inviting its online customers to join us in further supporting healthcare workers in one of two ways: by giving £10 with a purchase of Classic Clogs, or by simply contributing £10 to give the gift of Crocs footwear to a healthcare worker. For every contribution made, Crocs will send a pair of shoes directly to those frontline workers who need them most.
So, if you’re sat at home like us all and wondering what you can do to help the crisis, then maybe a small act such as donating £10 to give a health worker comfortable and reliable shoes can make all difference.
Sometimes, it’s the small steps taken by many that can truly make a big difference. For more information, please visit Crocs here.