COVID-19 has done a great deal of damage to the world, but it has also brought out some of the best noble acts we’ve seen in recent years. Now, the entertainment juggernaut Disney has also chipped in.
Disney has started selling character-themed masks in order to raise $1,000,000 for Medshare, a non-profit organisation that funds medical supplies for those communities who can’t afford it.
The masks depict some of Disney’s characters across the years. Amongst the classics are Mickey Mouse, Hulk and an assortment of princesses as well as newer characters such as The Child (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) and Forky. Not only are the masks being sold for a good cause and look great, they’re also approved by the FDA, so they have officially been approved for use during the COVID-19 pandemic in the community.
Disney have already hit their original $1,000,000 target but are continuing sales regardless. Currently, the masks are back-ordered at the price of $19.99 for a pack of 4 reusable masks.
A statement on the sale page reads as follows;
“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 for family-friendly reusable cloth face masks. Disney is donating one million cloth face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S. that will be distributed by MedShare (www.medshare.org). Due to overwhelming demand, we’re thrilled to share that we have reached our goal of raising $1 million in profits from the sales of our cloth face masks, which will be donated to MedShare to support the medical community’s ongoing efforts to provide lifesaving care to those in need.”