Shield Pals, a Maryland-based personal protective equipment (PPE) retailer, creates unique reusable face shields for adults, children, and medical professionals, to help relieve the anxiety of kids visiting medical professionals during these unusual times.
“Impersonal protective gear is hiding the kindness on medical professionals' faces”, says Tracy McCormick, Co-founder of Shield Pals. “So the idea was born to print fun characters on our reusable face shields to make children more comfortable and give them a reason to smile and laugh in stressful situations.”
The face shields, called Shield Pals, are for adults and kids alike.
Shield Pals Face Shields
Does your child like super heroes? Is your child an animal lover? Would a ninja or knight outfit make your child feel stronger when visiting their doctor? Or how would your child feel about being treated by Dr. Spaghetti & Meatballs?
Shield Pals face shields range from animals to crowns, robots, super heroes, pirates, unicorns, and more.
Halloween Shield Pals
For Halloween, Shield Pals launched a new line of face shields including:
- Witches hat
- Frankenstein and other monsters
- Viking helmet
- Samurai, Sphinx, Pharaoh
- And more
Whether you'll go Trick or Treating this year (see CDC Halloween Guidelines), want your child to wear a face shield at school or elsewhere in public, have a child in the hospital during Halloween or any other time, Shield Pals are designed to bring a smile on your child's and other's faces.
All shields are one size for adults and children. The halos come in an adult and a youth size that fits most children aged 3-9. Some smaller children are more comfortable with the standard or pal dental shields because they are not as long on the torso.
The face shields are made up of two elements. The Halo headband and a clear plastic Shield.
The materials used in the shields meet all the regulations for compliance. They help to protect the face, mouth, nose and eyes by creating a barrier between the worker and the infectious material. These units cover the forehead, extend below the chin and wrap around the sides of the face as required by the CDC.
Face shields can prevent droplets from coming into contact with the nose, mouth, and eyes, they keep you from touching your face, they make it easier to breathe, they don’t fog up glasses, and they do not get as hot as face masks. However, for maximum safety, it is recommended to wear the face shields with face covers and masks, not as a replacement. Face Covers and Shield Drapes are also available for purchase.
Reuse & Cleaning
The shields and halo units are intended to be cleaned or disinfected and reused.
Shield Pals donation to B.I.G. Love Cancer Care
In partnership with Shield Pals, we're donating 25 shield pals and face coverings to B.I.G. Love Cancer Care to bring a smile on seven brave fighters' faces.
B.I.G. Love Cancer Care’s core mission is to meet the most vital and urgent physical, emotional, and financial needs of our pediatric oncology and hematology patients and their families through our 20 programs at six Texas-based hospitals and beyond.
If you would like to support B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, please visit biglovecancercare.org.
We're giving away (3) three Shield Pals packages (3 winners, 1 package per winner), including:
- 1 Shield Pal Face Shield
- 1 comfort halo
- 1 face covering (can be adult or youth age 3-7 or 8-12)
- 1 beekeeper drape
How to enter:
- Like our Facebook page.
- Like our Shield Pals Face Shields Facebook post.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Shield Pals Face Shields". With your entry, you agree to receive emails from Live Grow Play Austin.
All actions required.
The giveaway ends at noon on November 4, 2020.
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