From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Laura Cirigliano
Disney is committed to serving the communities where we live and
work. During these challenging times, we’re using the power of our timeless
stories and beloved characters to address our guests’ needs.
Following the CDC’s recent recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is introducing non-medical, reusable cloth face masks featuring favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters in the U.S., available for pre-order now on shopDisney.com.
To further help those in need, Disney is donating one million cloth face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S., including California and Florida, that will be distributed by MedShare. Disney will also donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, up to $1 million, now through September 30, 2020.
“Disney’s donations will make a tremendous impact in the
communities we serve,” says Charles Redding, CEO and president of MedShare.
“Their contribution of one million Disney cloth face masks will be provided to
families in underserved communities and organizations working to limit the
spread of COVID-19, while their monetary donation will be used to support the
medical community’s ongoing efforts to provide lifesaving care to those who
need it most.”
The cloth face masks are available for $19.99 for a four-pack,
and feature a wide range of fan favorite characters, including: Mickey Mouse
and Minnie Mouse, Anna and Elsa, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, The Avengers, the
Child – affectionately known as Baby Yoda – and more!
“We realize this is a
challenging time for families and wearing any type of mask can be daunting,”
says Edward Park, senior vice president, Disney store and shopDisney. “Our hope
is that Disney’s cloth face masks featuring some of our most beloved characters
will provide comfort to the families, fans and communities that are so
important to us.”
The cloth face masks
align with the FDA’s latest recommendations on non-surgical, non-industrial
grade face masks.
You can pre-order the cloth face masks – available in small, medium, and large sizes – now on shopDisney.com in the U.S., for estimated shipping in June. Care instructions, including washing and fitting guidelines, can be found on shopDisney.com. Disney’s cloth face masks are just one example of the company’s commitment to helping communities in need during the current healthcare crisis. As part of its nearly $5 million in-kind donations benefiting communities around the globe, The Walt Disney Company has already donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California, Florida and Washington, D.C., and 175,000 rain ponchos to hospitals in need of additional protective garments.