Disneyland Resort Brings Holiday Magic into the Community

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

From collecting Toys for Tots and decorating the homes of military families to throwing holiday parties for patients at CHOC Children’s and the elderly, Disneyland Resort is spreading the spirit of the season in the community. For the sixth year, the Disneyland Resort parade maintenance team brought holiday decorations to Camp Pendleton for Operation Sparkle.

“We go down to the Marine base and help families in need of holiday cheer,” said Mike Montero, manager of Parade Maintenance at Disneyland Resort. “We decorate their homes and wrap Christmas presents and get their houses ready for the holidays.”

Disney VoluntEARS also brightened the spirits of seniors at Walnut Manor Care Center in Anaheim by dropping off gifts to residents with Mickey Mouse. For the 18th consecutive year, patients and families at CHOC Children’s in Orange enjoyed a Disney-sponsored holiday party with Mickey Mouse and his friends, games, cookie decorating and one of Orange County’s longest yule logs! And more than 8,000 toys were collected at the Disneyland Resort for Toys for Tots.

“Disneyland Resort cast members are focused on making the holiday season as bright as possible, for as many people as possible,” said Josh D’Amaro, president of Disneyland Resort. “Giving back to the community has always been part of our culture, and I am proud of our cast members and the impact they make throughout Anaheim and Orange County.”

Watch our Disney VoluntEARS in action this holiday season!