Emergency Room physician Mike Halperin (left) stands with healthcare worker Blanca Velez (right) outside a COVID-19 treatment tent in the Bronx in New York. Velez is wearing a pair of ski goggles as protective eye wear. Dr. Halperin helped launch the “Goggles for Docs” campaign with his initial request for donations.

A donation box used to collect ski goggles sits outside the Alpin Haus store at 22 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park, NY.

Alpin Haus to host collection sites at locations in Amsterdam and Clifton Park

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. – Alpin Haus, one of the Northeast’s largest, family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, will participate in collection efforts for the nationally emerging “Goggles for Docs” campaign. The fast-growing initiative is designed to meet the increased need for protective eye wear for front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Alpin Haus will host collection sites at its Clifton Park and Amsterdam locations for skiers, boarders and members of the winter sports community who would like to donate new or used goggles to support the campaign. Drop-off boxes will be located outside the store entrances at 4850 Route 30 in Amsterdam and 22 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park.

“This a great opportunity for the winter sports community to support the heroes of this ongoing crisis. Skiers and snowboarders, manufacturers and retailers are encouraged to donate their goggles which will be repurposed as protective gear for the front-line caregivers in this battle against the coronavirus,” said Alpin Haus President Andy Heck. “We are honored to do what we can to help the medical community at this critical time.”

All goggles that are donated will be disinfected before being distributed to hospitals. Prospective donors are asked to follow the provided safety guidelines when donating goggles.

Alpin Haus will also donate ski and snowboard goggles from its own inventory.

The Goggles for Docs program is quickly gaining traction among winter sports enthusiasts and celebrities to provide much-needed personal protective equipment to doctors, nurses and healthcare workers at hospitals throughout the county.

Hospitals interested in participating in the Goggles for Docs program can register at the Goggles for Docs website.

For more information about the Goggles for Docs program and a list of currently participating hospitals, visit

About Alpin Haus

For more than 50 years in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Alpin Haus has grown into an outdoor recreation powerhouse with five store locations in Amsterdam, Saratoga, Clifton Park and Port Jervis, featuring a full-line of RVs, snowmobiles, skis, boats, pools, and spas. Alpin Haus is one of America’s largest RV dealers and has received the Caldera Spas Best Showroom Design Award; Caldera Spa’s Best New Dealer of the Year; Snow Sports Retailer of the Year; National Top Quality RV Dealer of the Year; Ski-Doo District Dealer of the Year; and has been selected multiple times as one of the Best Places to Work by Capital District Business Review. For more information, visit

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