April 9, 2020

These companies are offering free stuff to docs, nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

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In a time that’s extremely trying for many businesses, some that can help out are doing so.

Wednesday, Starbucks went viral for offering free coffee to health care professionals. Thursday it’s Krispy Kreme offering a dozen doughnuts to docs and nurses.

But it’s not just a sugary breakfast that health care workers can receive — several other companies are offering free stuff for those on the frontlines of the battling COVID-19.

Here are a few companies offering free products and services to docs and nurses:


The Bay Area’s hip sneaker company announced last week that it would give free shoes to any health care worker who reached out. The response was so strong that Allbirds says it was overloaded, donating $500,000 worth of shoes.

Allbirds is now asking the public to help with donations, using a “buy one, give one” model to split the cost on donated shoes.

Amazing response to our donation. We’ve since distributed $500k of shoes and listened to our community by adding a “buy-one-give-one” option in the U.S. + option to donate a pair to a healthcare worker. Donate your pair here: https://t.co/0D1HGLQ3Mc pic.twitter.com/jHRq5wWq96

— Allbirds (@Allbirds) March 24, 2020


They know, the shoes look goofy. But docs and nurses are among Crocs’ major markets because they’re comfortable to stand in for long periods and they’re easy to clean.

Every day at 9 a.m. PT, Crocs invites health care workers to hop in line on the company’s site to receive a free pair.

We are working hard to donate 10,000 pairs a day to those working in healthcare and currently have more than 400,000 people in line. All we can do is ask for your patience. Please check back tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET. It is our hope that we can get everyone a pair and do our part. pic.twitter.com/tfHobXGm1V

— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) March 26, 2020


Meditation service Headspace is free for everyone, but there are libraries of meditations that require a subscription. Those libraries are now free for any health care worker in need of some mindfulness to handle the extreme stress of treating patients in this time.


Salad shop Sweetgreen is offering free lunches to health care workers.

The promotion is specifically to deliver salads and bowls to hospitals in Sweetgreen’s coverage areas, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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We’re so grateful for the hospital workers + medical personnel who are putting others before themselves during this critical time. In the midst of the current crisis, we’re dedicating our Outpost operations and teams to support those on the front lines by delivering free, fresh sg salads + bowls to hospitals in the cities we serve. Need an Outpost at your health facility? Head to bit.ly/sgimpactoutpost, fill out a quick form, and someone from our Outpost team will reach out to you.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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