Future's 'Mask Off' Has 'Easily' Provided More Than 100,000 Masks During The Coronavirus Pandemic


Forget taking the mask off, as Future said on his 2017 hit "Mask Off." He wants you to put it on.

In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, his charitable organization, the FreeWishes Foundation, has been making protective masks for health care workers, patients, and minority communities who don't have access to them easily. In a new interview with Complex, members of the organization have set the number of masks made by the organization — founded by his sister and mother, with a team of more than 500 — at more than 100,000. Easily.


In March, Future and the FreeWishes Foundation announced the "Mask On" campaign after realizing that so many people were without the basic protective tool that could save their life — especially the people on the front line facing the disease every day.

“We started seeing stories about doctors saying they had to reuse their masks, and then some were getting infected because they didn’t have the proper equipment," Abesi Manyando, FreeWishes's Communications and Brand Strategist told Complex. "At first, we were thinking, could we order masks from somewhere? But there were absolutely no masks available—not the specific ones that the healthcare workers needed.”