Some $20,000 in coins that tourists tossed into Walt Disney World’s wishing wells and fountains became a Thanksgiving gift for Central Florida’s largest homeless shelter.
Allison Krall is the CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. She says she’s thankful, especially with everything Disney has gone through during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am just so thankful, especially in light of everything that’s going on in the world and everything Disney is going through. We needed this so very much.”
– Allison Krall, CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
The coins were dropped in the wishing well at Cinderella’s Castle, along the waterways of the “It’s a Small World” ride, and in fountains throughout the local parks.
Disney periodically collects and donates the coins.
The company also contributed Thanksgiving meals for the charity’s residents. Disney’s chefs cooked up a Thanksgiving feast for 650 coalition residents and other homeless guests.