Since taking the unprecedented steps of closing our theme parks and stores and suspending our cruises, we have continued to focus on ways we can make a difference during this time.
In response to requests from hospitals that are in need of additional protective garments and medical-related supplies, Disney Parks has donated 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, for distribution to hospitals in need. The idea was inspired by nurses across the country who inventively found that rain ponchos can be an excellent way to protect their clothing and prolong the use of PPE, while also freeing up gowns when needed.
“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.”
Disney Parks also recently donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California and Florida, and is finding additional ways to give back.
These efforts follow the recent donation of more than 270 tons of food to local food banks from Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Additionally, Disneyland Paris donated more than 100,000 medical supplies, including masks, hygiene caps and protective shoes to the French government for distribution to hospitals in France. Since March, Disney Parks have provided nearly $3M in in-kind donations benefitting communities around the globe.
Disney Parks has a longstanding history of helping hospitals and communities, dating back to the 1930s, when Walt, himself, took Disney characters and animators on outreach visits. Sharing the magic of Disney continues today through contributions, collaborating with nonprofit organizations, in-kind gifts and employee volunteerism. These are some of the ways Disney brings positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
We are In love with Disney! I’m a first responder in SC and we make it twice a year with the kids. There is a special magic and hope Disney brings. Will Disney start offering first responders and medical certified staff a discount similar to the military discount? We already have our next trip booked at The Rivera and would love to come three times a year. Who are we kidding? I’m saving for the Disney property homes.
We were in Disney a year ago now with our whole family and celebrated my 65th birthday. The memories will be cherished forever thanks to our daughter and his husband who organized the vacation. Disney is a class act and supports so many needs to others. Thank You to Everyone at Disney! Can’t wait to visit again once this is over and I’m confident Disney will have all the safety measures in place to allow for a safe and magical experience. Love You All stay safe and healthy 💕
This is why I Love Disney! Thank You Thank You! This is truly what it’s all about.
Thank you Disney, for taking this seriously. Thank you Disney, for giving up or reducing your salaries to care for your cast members. Thank you Disney, for donating supplies to the medical heroes and first responders. Thank you Disney, for closing your doors but not your hearts. We miss you ❤️
Another reason why everyone love Disney. I never been to Disney before, and was planning to take my little girl there for our first time but unfortunate that this happen. Can’t wait for Disney re-open and bring joy to the world again. Stay strong Disney!