1 Million Masks: Disney Donates to Families in Need

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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.

Anthony wrote:

#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.

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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.”
There is hope that children will be more likely to enjoy wearing Disney’s cloth face masks featuring iconic animated characters than they would plain, disposable surgical masks.
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Disney shared the following information about their donation to MedShare:

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.

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 Disney donating one million face masks to the MedShare organization? Have you tried a Mickey and Minnie, Star Wars, or Disney Princess face mask yourself?

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