WarnerMedia donates mask proceeds to UNICEF’s Global Fund for Education

WarnerMedia has announced that it will donate more than $400,000 in proceeds from the sale of branded face masks featuring DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and other WarnerMedia properties to the Global Fund for Education. ‘UNICEF. The donation will support UNICEF’s education programs to help ensure that every child has equitable access to learning opportunities and could help 86,000 children continue their education in times of emergency through the distribution of 2,000 School-in-a-Box kits.

In 2020, as the world grappled with the pandemic, Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has partnered with its licensees to create face masks featuring logos and characters from the DC Universe, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and other WarnerMedia properties. In line with WarnerMedia’s commitment to education and bridging the digital divide, donating proceeds from these mask sales will now help UNICEF address the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on learning. . Last year, more than a billion students were affected by school closures. Vulnerable and hard-to-reach children continue to be at risk of dropping out of the education system altogether due to significant inequalities in access to remote learning that widen the education gap.

“We thank our partners for joining us in creating face masks that have provided some inspiration – and added safety – during a very difficult time,” said Julian Moon, senior vice president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA. “We are touched by the response to the masks and are thrilled to fund a donation to UNICEF’s Global Fund for Education that will help children whose learning has been impacted.”

As part of UNICEF’s global education programme, School-in-a-Box kits have become part of the standard response in emergencies and are used in many back-to-school operations across the country. world. Containing supplies and materials for one teacher and up to 40 students, the kits help ensure children’s education continues for the first 72 hours of an emergency. WarnerMedia’s donation may also enable UNICEF to collect and transfer online and distance learning resources to a digital learning platform, which enables out-of-school children to access learning opportunities from quality.

“Children around the world are facing a learning crisis, and the pandemic is worsening educational inequities,” says V. Renée Cutting, philanthropy manager at UNICEF USA. “However, with the support of companies like WarnerMedia, UNICEF can help ensure that every child has the right to an education, regardless of the obstacles, to prevent a generation from being deprived of learning. ”