Dis­ney face masks for sale to ben­e­fit non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion

Orlando Sentinel - - People & Arts - By Dewayne Bevil

Walt Dis­ney Co. is sell­ing themed cloth face masks — think Mickey Mouse, Marvel he­roes and “Star Wars” — as part of the fight to con­tain the coro­n­avirus pan­demic. The com­pany will donate all prof­its from the mask sales in the U.S., up to $1 mil­lion, to Med­share, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that dis­trib­utes med­i­cal sup­plies, it an­nounced Thurs­day.

The masks are be­ing sold through the ShopDis­ney web­site and are ex­pected to be shipped to cus­tomers in June.

The cloth cov­er­ings are sold for $19.99 in sets with four dif­fer­ent de­signs. The “Star Wars” se­ries in­cludes one that fea­tures the child — a.k.a. Baby Yoda — from the Dis­ney+ se­ries “The Man­dalo­rian.” The Pixar set fea­tures the big eye of Mike from “Mon­sters, Inc.” and Forky from “Toy

Story 4.” The Marvel units have lo­gos and one with the mouth of the In­cred­i­ble Hulk.

There’s a Mickey and Min­nie set, a Dis­ney princesses set and one that sports the noses and mouths of char­ac­ters such as Win­nie the Pooh.

“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,” said Ed­ward Park, se­nior vice pres­i­dent, Dis­ney store and shopDis­ney, in a post on the of­fi­cial Dis­ney Parks Blog.

The cloth face masks align with the FDA’s rec­om­men­da­tions on non­sur­gi­cal, non­in­dus­trial-grade face masks, Dis­ney says.

In ad­di­tion to the Med­care money, Dis­ney is pro­vid­ing 1 mil­lion cloth face masks for chil­dren and fam­i­lies in un­der­served and vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S., dis­trib­uted by Med­Share. The do­na­tion of prof­its will last through Septem­ber.

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WALT DIS­NEY CO./COURTESY

Walt Dis­ney Co. is sell­ing themed face masks in re­sponse to the new coro­n­avirus. Prof­its will go to an or­ga­ni­za­tion that dis­trib­utes med­i­cal sup­plies to un­der­served com­mu­ni­ties.

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