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Searching for brands giving free apparel to healthcare workers?
As healthcare workers continue to care for patients during the pandemic, many businesses, organizations, and individuals are helping workers through giving. From free meals, free laundry services, to thank-you note, organizations are showing their appreciation by giving well-deserved freebies. As PPE became scarce, several companies like Lowes began donating PPE, money. Companies are not stopping at PPE giving, there are some giving free apparel, self-care deals, rides, and more.
Here are some brands and organizations giving free apparel and PPE to healthcare workers and/or frontline workers-discounts included.
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The company is donating $1 million in Cherokee and Dickies scrubs in increments of 12-120 units to hospitals for frontline healthcare workers. To receive these free scrubs, the company requests that hospital executives email Careismatic Brands at [email protected]. In email: include the hospital name, hospital contact person and cell phone number, hospital delivery address, and the quantity requested for each women’s, men’s, and unisex scrubs, plus the size range needed in tops, pants, and jackets in each size (regular, petite, tall in XXS/S/M/L/XL/2X/3X/4X/5X).
Check out their press release for more information, including information, documentation, size preference, and more.
A footwear company that’s joining the fight to help healthcare workers in need. Starting April 24, Bearpaw will accept nomination (ends June 19) and donating 2,000 pairs of slippers to healthcare workers
You can nominate a healthcare worker here
A favorite among healthcare workers is donating 10,00 free pairs of shoes(including shipping and return) of shoes to healthcare workers.
Note: There’s a high demand so they ask for patience and for workers to check in with them at noon ET every day.
Dr. Schools is donating massaging gel insoles to support health care workers and caregivers. Also, hospitals can submit requests to receive insoles for their medical workers by emailing [email protected]. Check out their press release for more information.
A sneaker company based in Irvine, California. As part of their Better Together campaign, FJOLK is donating shows to healthcare workers on the frontline. It’s their way of saying thank you. To receive a pair of shoes, email [email protected]
You can also donate a pair
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The clothing company wants to give a free mask to every American, especially frontline healthcare workers. Follow the instructions on the link to claim your free mask and be sure to click the box if you are a healthcare professional or essential worker.
This 3-D printing company is making free Ear Savers for frontline workers — medical and all other essentials. It’s designed to take the pressure off of ears while wearing a mask. Fill out this form to connect with a manufacturer. Drop-off is available in some areas; otherwise, there may be shipping costs.
The organization connects frontline with other workers who can donate masks. Fill out the “I need masks” form to get started.
There’s an “I have masks” form for healthcare workers who want to donate.
Emergency preparedness company Preppi is donating N95 masks to healthcare workers in need. Fill out the donation request form on their page.
For every pair of sunglasses sold, Sunski is making and donating a pair of protective goggles to healthcare professionals. Fill out the form on the link to request a pair for yourself or your facility.
The company is supporting frontline workers by hosting an “Appreciation Hour” for first responders and healthcare workers. Starting Saturday, April 19, all BJ locations have opened their stores to frontline workers, individuals can shop every Sunday from 8am-9am – no membership required. BJ’s is also offering free 4-month membership to healthcare workers and first responders. Show your badge/ID to take advantage of these offers.
The company is working to secure supplies including soap, sanitizer, and other hygiene products for frontline healthcare workers, hospital staff, nursing homes, and more. Fill out the donation form at the link to make a request for your medical facility.
As healthcare workers continue to work on the front lines, we want to say, thank you for all the hard work that you do, caring for patients, feeding the community, and watching out for all. We hope you’re able to check in on yourself and have found some downtime to relax. As you continue to care for patients, we hope they can use these resources and we will continue to update the list.
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