The parent company of L.O.L. Surprise! and Little Tikes started the non-profit organization Operation Pac-Man last week to manufacture and distribute medical supplies to facilities in dire need of them. The company delivered more than 65,000 surgical, N95, and KN95 masks and face shields to hospitals in the U.S. The organization is also supporting the 250-bed, makeshift hospital in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In addition, throughout the past week, the designers and engineers at MGAE and Little Tikes worked with a local hospital to test a ventilator prototype design. After a few modifications, it is now ready for production. The ventilators will be produced at the Little Tikes factory, located in Hudson, Ohio, where the team is already retooling machines so that mass production can begin immediately.
As more hospitals are requesting donations, the team ordered an additional 2 million masks, 500,000 face shields, and 300,000 goggles, which are in transit and will arrive next week.
“Team MGA has worked around the clock to get Operation Pac-Man up and running, but there is still so much more to do,” says Isaac Larian, CEO and founder of MGAE. “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.”
Visit mgaecares.com to request supplies, donate, and for more information.