Ford Mask Day
Ford Motor Company Fund is teaming up with local nonprofits and Ford dealerships to distribute over 3.9 million medical-grade face masks in neighborhoods across the Southeastern U.S. Zoo Atlanta will be a distribution site on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last. During this time, visitors and community residents will be able to receive 20 disposable face masks packaged in pre-sealed bags.
In the greater Atlanta area specifically, more than 780,000 masks will be distributed. In addition to Zoo Atlanta, Ford Fund is partnering with a number of local nonprofit organizations including Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, as well as 22 local Ford dealers, to distribute masks to the community. Residents may stop by any distribution site to pick up masks. Click here for a full list of locations and times.
The Mask Donation Day is part of Ford’s #FinishStrong initiative – a public call to action encouraging Americans to pull together, protect each other and help save lives in the months ahead until COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. In addition to Atlanta, Ford is also hosting Mask Donation Day events in Charlotte, N.C., and across the state of Florida.
Zoo Atlanta is open daily with new protocols and procedures in place to promote wellness, including timed ticketing; hand-sanitizing stations throughout grounds; and signage and other aids to encourage social distancing. Masks are required for ages 2 and up for general admission and all in-Zoo experiences. Plan a visit on zooatlanta.org.