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