This morning ABC’s Good Morning America was live from outside World of Disney at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World for the official kick-off of Disney’s “Ultimate Toy Drive for Toys for Tots.” During the broadcast, GMA‘s Gio Benitez presented a check for $500,000 from… Read More »Disney Kicks Off ‘Ultimate Toy Drive for Toys for Tots’ on Good Morning America
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The holiday season is about the spirit of giving and this year Walt Disney Cast Members gave big collecting nearly 30,000 toys for this year’s U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. The toys will help brighten the holidays for Central Florida children. The toys,… Read More »Walt Disney World VoluntEARS make huge commitment to Toys for Tots
Christmas is the season of giving and Walt Disney World’s cast members really know how to give. This holiday season they’ve already donated 36,000 new toys helping nearly 30,000 children through the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Disney VoluntEARS recently transformed… Read More »Walt Disney World Delivers Holiday Smiles to Thousands of Children via Toys for Tots
Disney’s cast members are known for their excellent guest service, but did you know they also donate a significant amount of time and money via the VoluntEARs program. The holiday season VoluntEARs brings extra cheer to Central Florida non-profits with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families in Osceola County and countless other efforts across the community. These actions reflect Disney’s ongoing support to help local organizations that aim to brighten the lives of children and families.
During this past month, Cast Members have collected and donated thousands of new toys, games, books and plush dolls to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots to benefit children in Orange and Seminole counties. In addition to collecting toys, Disney VoluntEARS have also given more than 6,000 hours to help the Marines register families for the annual giving campaign and sort and pack the toys.
“Through these combined efforts, we hope thousands of children in Central Florida will be surprised by at least one present during the holidays,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “We also hope that by giving their own time, Cast Members will inspire their children, family members and friends to remember kids of all ages during this season of sharing.”
The annual toy drive’s national campaign also received $200,000 from The Walt Disney Company as part of Disney’s long-standing support to the organization—which dates back to 1947 when Walt Disney designed the original Toys for Tots logo that is still used today.Read More »Disney VoluntEARS Deliver 36,000 Toys to Toys for Tots Charity
There will be 35,000 local kids whose Christmas holiday is a little brighter this year because Disney World and its cast members united to donate to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The brand new toys, games, books and plush dolls… Read More »Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Donate 35,000 Toys to Local Kids
The Walt Disney Company’s involvement with Toys for Tots began more than 60 years ago when Walt Disney and his animators designed the original Toys for Tots logo that is still used today. That connection continues today with a huge effort from the Walt Disney… Read More »Toys for Tots receives 20,000 toys from Disney Cast Members
Donning Santa hats and plenty of good cheer, Walt Disney World VoluntEARS today helped a squad of U.S. Marines load more than 15,000 donated toys onto a convoy of military vehicles, all with the goal of making holiday dreams come true for deserving children throughout… Read More »Disney Cast Members collect Toys for Tots
Making holiday dreams come true for Central Florida children, thousands of Walt Disney World Cast Members helped Santa by generously collecting new toys for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. A convoy of Marine vehicles arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort to… Read More »Disney World Cast Members donate 20,000 toys to Toys for Tots