Rapper Post Malone is giving back again — this time in support of health care workers who are working tirelessly to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organization Musicians On Call announced on Wednesday that the singer, known for his 2015 hit “White Iverson,” teamed up with them to donate 10,000 pairs of his Duet Max Clog II Crocs to health care workers in 70 facilities across the US.
Frontline caregivers, housekeeping staff, and other health care workers in COVID-19, cardiac, oncology, intensive care, surgical, pediatrics, hospice, and more units are eligible to receive a pair of shoes.
The rapper’s exclusive unisex style has been sold out since its release last December and comes in black or pink with adjustable straps and rubber duck Post Malone-themed Jibbitz charm add ons. Crocs were originally designed for boating, but health care workers quickly adopted the waterproof, easy-to-clean shoes in bright colors.
Musicians On Call works to deliver live and recorded music to patients in health care facilities and has continued to spread the healing power of music through virtual performances during the pandemic.
As a special early #FrontlineValentines gift, we teamed up with @Crocs to offer hospital partners nationwide a gesture of gratitude with extra comfort! Caregivers and staff got their very own pair of @PostMalone's 5th #pmxcrocs as thanks for their brave work on the frontlines! pic.twitter.com/9k0fjVClqs— Musicians On Call (@musiciansoncall) January 13, 2021
"The stress of the pandemic on staff in all areas of the hospital has been unrelenting and we have been doing what we can to continue bringing them the joy of live music," Musicians On Call President and CEO Pete Griffin said in a statement released to People.
Health care workers across the country are risking their lives daily, often working long hours for low wages and without receiving the respect they deserve.
Back in March 2020, when personal protective equipment was in short supply, Crocs donated 10,000 shoes to health care workers in the US as part of the company’s “A Pair for Healthcare” program.
The Musicians On Call initiative is Post Malone’s second donation effort through his Crocs collaboration. When he first released the shoe, he donated pairs to students and staff at his former high school in North Texas.