Walt Disney World Guests helped spread holiday magic to children who need it most this year through the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. And now that the final numbers are in, we can share that more than 10,000 toys were donated at Walt Disney World Resort this year!
For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has supported the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation, and this tradition continued for the 2021 season as Disney Springs had multiple toy drop locations that Guests could utilize to help spread the holiday magic to children who need it most.
This year, Disney Springs was home to four different toy drop off locations. And with the help from all of you, we now know that more than 10,000 toys were donated at Walt Disney World Resort this year! According to Disney Parks Blog:
This year, Disney’s longstanding relationship with Toys for Tots continued with the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive – now extended through Dec. 24 on shopDisney.com. The company kicked off the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive with a $500,000 donation to Toys for Tots to help provide toys to children and inspire hope where it’s needed most this holiday season. As part of this donation, $50,000 directly supported efforts for the Central Florida community. This year, more than 10,000 toys were donated at Walt Disney World Resort, making a world of difference for children and families in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
This is not the only way Disney has supported the 2021 drive. In addition to the drop off locations at Disney Springs, Disney also had backstage locations and at special cast events throughout the entirety of the drive. Per Disney Perks Blog:
Hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS also helped by taking shifts to sort & distribute the donated toys at local Toys for Tots warehouses for the past several weeks, collectively volunteering more than 2,000 hours.
“It was a great day, supporting Toys for Tots and helping make this time of year special for everyone in our Central Florida community,” said Lisa Arney, Senior Manager with Disney Signature Experiences Communications and veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. “I’m glad I could share this experience with my daughters who could see the benefits of volunteering and its positive impact of on our community first hand.”
Thank you to everyone who donated to Toys for Tots this year, whether it was at Walt Disney World or at a local drop off location. Happy holidays, everyone!
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