It’s a small world after all! Even though we are social distancing, sheltering in place, and quarantining, we are still finding ways to come together as human beings and help our neighbors in any way we can. Disney truly reminded us all that “it’s a small world after all” by donating rain ponchos and N95 masks to hospitals and medical professionals in the U.S.
We previously reported that both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort had donated excess food to local food banks in California and Florida to help those in need. And now, they are continuing to give back (and furthermore set an example for all of us) by donating highly necessary supplies to hospitals in California, Florida, and New York.
In an announcement on Disney Parks Blog, Disney shared that the company donated 100,000 N95 masks to the states of California, Florida, and New York. Disney Parks also donated 150,000 ponchos (you may be familiar with the ponchos in Disney theme parks!) to the humanitarian aid organization MedShare, which will be making sure the ponchos get to healthcare professionals in need.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Charles Redding, MedShare CEO and President. “We have to find ways to pool our resources and work together to help the healthcare workers who are doing their very best to treat patients and contain COVID-19. We appreciate Disney partnering with us to support hospitals and healthcare workers on the frontlines.”
Giving to local communities was something that was highly important to Walt Disney himself. The man was incredibly optimistic and loved being in Disneyland park with all the guests. But he also made sure that community outreach was a priority for The Walt Disney Company. Disney is still finding more ways to give back and help during this time.
It’s heartwarming and inspiring to see Disney continue Walt’s legacy of giving back. If you want to help out those in need during this current pandemic, click here for some resources.
We at Inside the Magic continue to wish for the health and safety of everyone during this time, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by COVID-19. Please be mindful, stay home as much as you can, and remember we’re in this together.