Disney has begun selling resuable cloth masks in a variety of styles featuring characters from their franchises, including Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more.
The masks are created along CDC guidelines for cloth masks. Disney will donate 1,000,000 masks to communities in need, and will donate up to $1,000,000 in proceeds from the sales of the masks to medical equipment charity MedShare.
“Disney’s donations will make a tremendous impact in the communities we serve,” said Charles Redding, CEO and president of MedShare in the announcement. “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,” added 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.”