Disney has announced on its Disney Parks Blog that it will begin selling themed face masks on its online store, with up to $1 million of the proceeds going to the nonprofit MedShare. It also said it would donate a million face masks for children and families in communities across the U.S., to be distributed by MedShare.
The cloth face masks are available for pre-order on shopDisney.com, and will be sold in themed four-packs, including Star Wars, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel and PIXAR masks.
Disney said that the pre-ordered masks are expected to ship in June, while the online store said that the masks will be available for orders in mid-July.
MedShare is a nonprofit organization that collects surplus medical supplies and equipment and redistributes them to areas in need.
In a statement, CEO and president of MedShare Charles Redding said, “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.”
“We realize this is a challenging time for families and wearing any type of mask can be daunting,” Disney store and shopDisney Senior Vice President Edward Park said. “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.”
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