T’was The Season of Giving at Disneyland Resort

Betsy Villalobos

by , Senior Manager, External Communications, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

A Season of Giving at Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort and its cast members give back in many ways all through the year, but during the holidays we take it up a notch. This season alone, we touched approximately 25,000 lives throughout our community. As you’ll see, we used a bit of poetic license to share what we’ve been up to. Enjoy!

A Season of Giving at Disneyland Resort

T’were the months before Christmas and all through our house,
Disneyland spread goodwill, compliments of the Mouse.

Packages were delivered to troops with care,
bringing joy like St. Nicholas truly was there.

At CHOC patients were nestled all snug in their beds,
Disney’s holiday party danced in their heads.

Five grand each to 10 students caused quite a clatter,
college-bound seniors whose good deeds really matter.

VoluntEARS packed a half million meals for those in need,
National Family Volunteer Day was a success indeed.

Cheering ill kids and seniors, Disney characters they came,
and fans whistled and shouted and called them by name.

Now Mickey! Now Minnie! Now Donald and Goofy!
On Pluto! On Tigger! On Woody and Dopey!

With food drop locations, cast donations came quick,
the 2,200 pounds brought a smile to St. Nick.

Toys-for-Tots garnered almost 9,000 toys,
bringing happiness to countless girls and boys.

Supporting the needy through toy and food drives,
all said and done touched 25,000 lives.

The CHOC Walk at Disney raised $2 million this year,
cause for Orange County families served there to cheer.

Cast volunteered at over 100 events,
about 50,000 hours is the time that they lent.

Nearly $12 million, Disney supported the community,
providing residents with hope and opportunity.

As we celebrate 2010, one thing is clear,
the joy and the magic we delivered all year.

And we heard Mickey say, before he drove out of sight
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”


  • This made me cry! I wish I was part of a community that cared like that! I really need to move to CALIFORNIA. I wish I was needed here.

  • It was a great feeling being able to work with the Marines and Fire Departments of Orange County…giving time to collect toys for the needy families of Orange County. It really made my evening!

  • Great article. However, it is ’twas not t’was. It would also be ’twere and not t’were.

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