The Walt Disney Company has partnered with MedShare to distribute one million face masks to underserved families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The news of Disney’s million mask donation comes from San Francisco ABC News 7 reporter Laura Anthony’s Twitter account.
#HAPPENINGNOW Bay Area non-profits prepare to distribute some of the 1 million Mickey and Minnie masks donated by @Disney for under-served families and children amid the #coronavirus pandemic. #abc7now #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/EBlo1gzTNv
— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) August 11, 2020
#HAPPENINGNOW Bay Area non-profits prepare to distribute some of the 1 million Mickey and Minnie masks donated by @Disney for under-served families and children amid the #coronavirus pandemic. #abc7now #Covid19
According to ABC 7’s report about the Disney mask donation, MedShare Board of Directors member Pat Salber said:
“I think what we’re doing with these masks, especially for kids and kids that might have to go back to school, these are really fun. It’s not like putting on a blue surgical mask, this is putting on a mask with your favorite cartoon animal.”
MedShare will distribute the colorful Mickey and Minnie face masks to various organizations, including Youth Alliance in Santa Clara County, California.
Youth Alliance Executive Director Diane Ortiz shared with ABC 7:
“So we’ll be serving and providing masks to the farm worker population, immigrant community, Latinx and children specifically.”
Disney shared the following information about their donation to MedShare:
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.
This isn’t the first time Disney has aided the MedShare organization during the COVID-19 outbreak. In April, Disney Cast Members banded together to donate 35,000 N95 masks to the non-profit.
What do you think about to the MedShare organization? Have you tried a Mickey and Minnie, , or yourself?