Disney Is Donating And Selling Themed Face Masks For Children To Help Fight Coronavirus
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Getting a kid to wear a face mask can be challenging enough, without even considering how difficult it can be in the first place to get a face mask, with demand surging across the world.
But Disney is hoping to help out by donating a million masks to vulnerable children across the US - and what child wouldn't want to wear a mask with Baby Yoda, Mickey Mouse or Mike Wazowski on it?
For anyone else wanting to to get their hands on the masks, the company is selling them too, with up to $1 million (£794,250) in profits going to non-profit organisation MedShare.
The masks are sold in $19.99 (£15.88) four packs and come in a variety of sizes, featuring much-loved faces from Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney films.
The Shop Disney website reads: "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 under-served and vulnerable communities across the U.S. that will be distributed by MedShare (www.medshare.org).
"Disney will also donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney's cloth face masks to Medshare, up to $1 million, now through September 30, 2020."
The masks are only available to pre-order at the moment and are expected to be available from 29 June.
It's also worth noting the masks are not surgical masks and do not provide liquid barrier protection. As such, they should not be used in clinical settings and Disney 'makes no warranties, either express or implied, that the face mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases'.
A disclaimer reads: "The product has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use as source control by the general public as well as by HCP in healthcare settings as to help prevent the spread of infection or illness during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"This product is authorized only for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of medical devices."
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