Happy Gift Tuesday! Today is a day where we are encouraged to redirect our busy holiday shopping agenda from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and channel the donation season with service, generosity, volunteerism and acts of kindness.
Cast members and members of the Florida community have the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of opportunities to give to the Central Florida community. Take a look at these 5 ways Disney is turning around and making a difference this holiday season.
Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids The World Village
Walt Disney World cast members have once again helped light up Give Kids The World Village for its second annual Night of a Million Lights holiday event, helping to make even more dreams come true for children with illnesses that threaten the world. life they want to visit Central Florida.
If you plan to visit Central Florida this holiday season, we encourage you to see the lights, wonder and magic at Give Kids The World. Visit gktw.org for tickets.
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary License Plate
Florida drivers can unleash the magic and help fulfill the wishes of children by purchasing the first Walt Disney World specialty license plate that benefits Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida. With an “EARidescent” 50th birthday celebration logo on a majestic blue background inspired by Cinderella Castle, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this registration benefit from Make-A-Wish programs fulfilling the wishes of children with threatening medical conditions life. Disney has a long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish, which dates back to 1980, with more than 140,000 Disney-inspired wishes, with more than 8,000 each year at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This unique gift idea is the perfect way to make your dreams come true as we celebrate our 50th birthdayth Walt Disney World Resort Anniversary with Florida Driver on Your List Gift certificate vouchers can be purchased for $ 25 plus state administration fees that apply exclusively to Florida County Tax Collector’s offices or enrollment agencies (DMVs). Special plates can also be purchased online or through the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office.
Disney Ultimate Toy Drive is compatible with Toys for All
Join cast members and guests as they bring joy to children in need this holiday season by donating to Disney Ultimate Toy Drive. Disney began collecting toys with a $ 500,000 donation to Toys for All. Join and donate a toy online at shopDisney.com until December 24, 2021 or donate a new unwrapped toy in person until December 14, 2021 at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World (where you’ll find collection containers at the World of Disney® Store, Marketplace Co-Op, Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Disney Springs® Welcome Center) or the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort (where the collection containers are located at the World of Disney® store, Star Wars Trading Post and shops of Resort Hotel).
50 by 50 Disney VoluntEARS Challenge
In honor of the world’s most magical celebration, members of the Disney cast are celebrating their 50th anniversaryth Walt Disney World anniversary challenging you to complete 50 hours of personal volunteer service and attend 50 VoluntEARS events before the end of the 18 month celebration. Disney VoluntEAR events include supporting local holiday events, supporting local community students, sorting donated toys, helping to feed those in need, and more. We are very grateful to support the personal dedication of our cast members to make a difference to local communities around the world.
Disney matching gifts
When cast members donate to their favorite charities, The Walt Disney Company equals these eligible donations $ 25 to $ 25,000 per person per year. It’s a great way to double the personal impact of our cast members on Giving Tuesday and every day, supporting eligible nonprofits that are important to our cast.
Walt Disney World also recently donated a total of $ 3 million to local nonprofits such as: Give Kids The World Village, Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Hope Partnership and ELEVATE Orlando. Learn more about these grants here.
To learn more about these and other ways Disney parks are making a difference around the world, visit https://dpep.disney.com/citizenship/. For more information on Walt Disney World Resort’s specialty registration, visit www.flhsmv.gov and learn more about the world’s most magical celebration at www.DisneyWorld.com/50.