Several companies are giving back to the medical professionals who are tirelessly working around the clock during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few companies offering free products and services to doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field.
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.
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.
America’s biggest coffee chain is set to give a tall hot or iced coffee to all health care workers through May 3. That offer goes for more than just doctors and nurses — police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other hospital or medical staffers are also eligible.
The doughnut giant is offering a free dozen on Mondays through May 11 to anyone who works in the medical sector who shows up with their employee badge. And it’s not a one-time thing — docs can go back for more each week, or even in the same day.