Updated on October 19, 2020
Brands that Support Front-Line Workers with a Portion of Your Purchase
As the number of coronavirus cases increases in number, the footwear industry has helped in various forms. These forms include donating shoes and monetary support. Employees all around the country that are not essential have been advised to stay at home. A lot of footwear companies keep their warehouses open to help in the shopping of products that have been donated to people in health care and in other front line jobs.
These products that have been donated could range from casual shoes to heavy duty shoes that have a slip resistant outsole which would be worn by workers who take on the battle head-on. A lot of different disinfected styles have surfaced. A lot of these solutions could be made at home, and they could replace professional products because these products are not at such a high level of supply at the moment. Some of these styles could be washed with machines and air-dried.
Brands that support front line workers with some of their purchase
This fashionable and comfortable shoe brand has been donating pairs of sneaker style shoes to people who work in health care organizations and other important workers battling the war with coronavirus. Aerosoles is also donating about ten percent of its proceeds from its Share the Love collection to help in Feeding America.
Allbirds has donated millions of its shoe pairs known as Wool Runners to several different people working in the U.S in the health care community through this pandemic. Anyone interested could get to the company by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order for a complementary pair.
“It is difficult to navigate what one does not know but as we get to understand how we can reduce the spread of this virus, we need to do all we can to keep our clients, customers, and employees in our local communities safe.” (This was stated by the company through a post on Instagram.)
Allbirds has given out more than $500K worth of shoes to health care workers. As these supplies last, it is extending this program for its customers to buy one and get another one free. So for anyone buying a set of Allbirds in the U.S, the brand would divide the cost of donating a set of Wool Runners. The shoppers could also directly donate a pair to themselves.
This is giving away about 1,000 pairs of slippers for people who work head-on with the coronavirus patients across the U.S. This brand was set to start its #BearpawCares technique using social media to nominate employees that are essential to get a pair of their slippers. These nominations could be made at Bearpaw.com.
The three brands listed above have been supporting front line workers non-stop, and we expect others to join in soon.