It’s the 12 Days of Christmas, and we’re thrilled to share that this 12 months’s Disney Final Toy Drive tally has damaged an all-time Disney document with greater than 270,000 toys and counting for kids in want! We will’t consider a greater approach to have a good time the giving season than by thanking all of those that are serving to make this 12 months’s Disney Final Toy Drive a record-breaking success! So thanks, sure, YOU, for taking a second to provide throughout this particular time of 12 months.
Because the Disney Final Toy Drive kicked off final month, we’ve actually been blown away by the generosity of our company, solid members and group. To match that spirit of giving, on Giving Tuesday we shared that Disney would give grants to Toys for Tots that may present a further 75,000 toys to youngsters in want. And there’s nonetheless time to affix in by donating a toy on-line at shopDisney.com/ToyDrive by means of Christmas Eve.
Disney has supported Toys for Tots since 1947, when Walt Disney and his workforce of animators designed the Toys for Tots emblem that’s nonetheless used at present. Since then, Toys for Tots Marines and volunteers have distributed 652 million toys to over 291 million kids.
For 100 years, giving has remained on the core of Disney’s values – from the meals donated to the toys collected and hours volunteered, it’s on the coronary heart of what we do. This vacation season, we’re proud to proceed this century-long legacy of delivering pleasure all world wide.
Our solid members stay up for our annual Toys for Tots drive, with toy assortment containers filling solid areas throughout our theme parks and resorts. Our groups additionally participate in particular Disney VoluntEARS alternatives as a part of the drive, serving to to type and distribute toys. Listed below are just some highlights of the generosity and coronary heart that our solid members put into giving to these in want.
Walt Disney World solid member, Jen McKechnie, determined to have a good time Disney’s centennial by volunteering with 100 completely different nonprofit organizations this 12 months. For her 100th group, she selected to help Toys for Tots and assist distribute toys donated by her fellow solid members to kids and households in Florida! She’s supported organizations throughout Florida and past, creating constructive change for households, future storytellers, academics, want households and extra.
Congratulations to Jen for hitting her objective and making such an unbelievable distinction.
Over on the Disneyland Resort, solid members within the Costuming division put their artistic skills to work by creating handmade bears and costumes from repurposed cloth to donate to Toys for Tots and create new one-of-a-kind toys made with care for teenagers in want.
The annual mission first started in 2021 by a couple of solid members and has grown to greater than 50 individuals at Disneyland Resort and even extra throughout the nation – the Walt Disney World Costuming workforce was additionally impressed to get entangled.
Solid members volunteer their very own time every season to create these one-of-a-kind handmade teddy bears to supply consolation for kids in want of vacation items. This 12 months, the workforce at Disneyland Resort produced greater than 60 handmade bears to be donated and likewise launched a brand new type of crochet approach integrated into the design.
For Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s Christmas Toy Drive, the resort is donating 60,000 toys! And at Disneyland Paris, 170 Disney VoluntEARS and their households wrapped greater than 3,000 Disney toys to be distributed to over 60 French hospitals. All through December and on Christmas Day, Disney VoluntEARS and characters will go to native hospitals to carry toys and good cheer to kids.
From all of us at Disney, joyful holidays and Merry Christmas!