Masks have become a necessity today due to coronavirus and experts say that in the coming years, it will be a common part of everyone’s attire. Yes, that means that even if scientists develop the vaccine soon, we would still have to take preventative measures for a couple of years to ensure our safety.
So, Disney has been thinking long term and has therefore started to develop non-medical face masks that will be available for the citizens of the United States. The mask features characters from its multiverse, including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.
The company said that it will soon donate a million masks to some underprivileged communities via humanitarian aid organization MedShare and all the profits from the mask sales in the US through September 30th, up to $1 million will also go to MedShare.
The masks, which include Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, The Avengers, R2D2 and Baby Yoda (who Disney refers to as “the Child” in its release), are designed for the CDC’s recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings when out in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, these masks are not suitable for medical health professionals.
“We realize this is a challenging time for families and wearing any type of mask can be daunting,” Edward Park, senior vice president of Disney store and shopDisney said in a statement. “Our hope is that Disney’s cloth face masks featuring some of our most beloved characters will provide comfort to the families, fans, and communities that are so important to us.”
The masks are available in packs for $19.99 and you can pre-order from Disney’s online store. The masks are present in various sizes and will be delivered to you by July 15th. “Disney’s donations will make a tremendous impact in the communities we serve,” Charles Redding, CEO, and president of MedShare said in a statement.