Hi everyone –
shopDisney now has pre-order available on themed masks (at a reasonable price at $19.99 per 4-pack plus shipping), following the CDC’s recent recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings. These are non-medical, reusable cloth face masks featuring favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters. While I am writing this, the shopDisney site is getting hit pretty hard – there is a lot of demand for themed masks. We already have a couple made by friends but I’m hoping for that Baby Yoda one. These aren’t expected to ship until mid-June, but we probably will be wearing masks for the forseeable future and I do like to have something fun to wear. Read below also for more information on Disney’s donation of masks.
From the Disney Parks Blog: Disney is also donating one million cloth face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S., including California and Florida, that will be distributed by MedShare. 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.
“Disney’s donations will make a tremendous impact in the communities we serve,” says Charles Redding, CEO and president of MedShare. “Their contribution of one million Disney cloth face masks will be provided to families in underserved communities and organizations working to limit the spread of COVID-19, while their monetary donation will be used to support the medical community’s ongoing efforts to provide lifesaving care to those who need it most.”
The cloth face masks are available for $19.99 for a four-pack, and feature a wide range of fan favorite characters, including: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Anna and Elsa, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, The Avengers, the Child – affectionately known as Baby Yoda – and more!
“We realize this is a challenging time for families and wearing any type of mask can be daunting,” says Edward Park, senior vice president, Disney store and shopDisney. “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 cloth face masks align with the FDA’s latest recommendations on non-surgical, non-industrial grade face masks.