Disney sells non-medical face masks in the United States featuring characters from all over the world, including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, the company announced. Disney to donate one million masks to underserved communities through aid agency MedShareand all proceeds from mask sales in the United States through September 30, up to $ 1 million, will also go to MedShare.
The masks, which include Anna and Elsa de Frozen; Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy story; The Avengers; R2D2 and Baby Yoda (which Disney calls “the child” in its version), are designed to CDC recommendation that people wear cloth masks when in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Said Disney. Cloth masks are not intended for use by healthcare professionals treating patients with COVID-19.
“We realize this is a difficult time for families and wearing any type of mask can be intimidating,” said Edward Park, executive vice president of Disney Store and shopDisney in a statement. “Our hope is that the Disney cloth masks featuring some of our most beloved characters will bring comfort to the families, fans and communities that are so important to us.”
The masks come in packs of four for $ 19.99 and are available for pre-order now in the Disney online store, and are available in a variety of sizes, including for kids. According to the shopDisney website, the company expects the masks will be available by July 15.
“Disney’s donations will have a huge impact on the communities we serve,” said Charles Redding, CEO and president of MedShare in a statement.