Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

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Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

Disney’s Cast Members are coming together for the ultimate toy drive!

This year, Disney kicked off the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive, with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products destinations and teams coordinating toy donation drives and other activities to spread holiday magic and bring joy to children and families in need.

Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

From collecting thousands of toys at select locations across property, to assisting with the sorting and distribution of donated items at local Toys for Tots warehouses, Walt Disney World cast members and Disney VoluntEARS are bringing joy to children in need this holiday season.

“During this holiday season, giving back to me means creating happiness for others and not expecting anything in return,” said cast member Araceli Medrano. “Working at World of Disney where we have multiple Toys for Tots donation drop-boxes, and getting to do something I know is going to make someone else happy, is a gift in and of itself.”

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

More than 100 Disney VoluntEARS from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort joined hands to collect and prepare over 3,000 goodie bags for local non-profit organizations. These will be delivered in their local communities throughout the holiday season.

“Christmas is a season for joy and love,” said Vivian Au, location planner for Merchandise. “Time to spread some Disney magic to the community!”

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Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

Consumer Products, Games and Publishing

The Consumer Products, Games and Publishing team has donated tens of thousands of toys this holiday season, and an additional 4,100+ toys were donated to local Marines from the Pasadena, Calif. operation of Toys for Tots. “All of us were left feeling more hopeful and more joyful,” Alyson Melling, assistant manager, CPGP Social Responsibility. “It was a gift to everyone involved.”

Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

Tokyo Disney Resort

Toys collected at Tokyo Disney Resort will be donated to Make-a-Wish Japan as holiday gifts for children in need. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share happiness with kids and families through our Make-A-Wish Japan Toy Drive,” said Sachiko Obayashi, an executive secretary with the Finance team.

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Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

Disney Cruise Line

Cast members from Disney Cruise Line‘s Port Canaveral team are bringing joy to children in need this holiday season through donations to Toys for Tots.

Keith Ryan and his husband Richard Ryan, both Port Representatives, donate bikes every year to spread holiday cheer. “My motivation for giving comes from a deep appreciation for the blessings and opportunities that I’ve been given,” Keith said. “It’s truly a simple gesture that I hope brings some joy to children and families who might otherwise go without Christmas gifts.”

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort cast members and guests have donated over 1,000 toys and counting to the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive supporting Toys for Tots, with in-person donation opportunities continuing through Dec. 14. “Giving back makes you appreciate the little things in life,” said World of Disney cast member Kika Lopez. “It reminds me that this time of the year is about giving and not receiving.”

Disney Cast Members Celebrate Ultimate Toy Drive

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Cast members and their families at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, our beach resort destination in South Carolina, celebrated the season while spreading some local cheer this past weekend by participating in the Bluffton Christmas Parade.

You, too, can join the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive and these cast members in making the holiday brighter for children and families around the world. Learn more at Disney.com/ToyDrive!

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