MGA has delivered more than 65,000 items of PPE to hospitals in the US during the first week of its coronavirus support initiative, codenamed Operation Pac-Man.
Face shields, surgical, N95 and KN95 face protection have been supplied to 40 hospital in the US, according to the toy company. The non-profit campaign has also provided further support for an emergency, 250-bed temporary hospital in Los Angeles.
With requests coming throughout the day, MGA says it has ordered 2 million masks, 500,000 face shields and 300,000 goggles, which are in transit and are expected to arrive next week.
Isaac Larian, MGA founder and CEO, says the team worked “around the clock” to help support healthcare workers and “get Operation Pac-Man up and running”.
“But there is still so much more to do,” he adds. “I ask everyone to please help in any way you can to support. Any donation amount to Operation Pac-Man will provide more funds to purchase personal protective equipment for our fearless healthcare workers fighting for us.”
In the past week, MGA’s designers and engineers have also successfully tested a prototype ventilator design, in collaboration with a local hospital. After a few modifications, it is now ready for production at the company’s Little Tikes factory in Hudson, Ohio, where the team is already re-tooling machines so that mass manufacturing can begin immediately.
Those who would like to learn more or support the initiative can visit mgaecares.mgae.com