Disneyland Resort Gives Back During the Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Disneyland Resort and its cast members have a legacy of giving, started by Walt Disney himself, and the giving efforts kick into high gear during the 12 days of Christmas. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to:

  • On the first day of Christmas…1,000 individuals receive necessities through the annual Adopt-A-Family program in partnership with MOMS Orange County.
  • On the second day…2,000 military care packages and postcards are sent to military personnel around the world through Operation Uplift.
  • On the third day…30 children at CHOC Children’s Hospital attended a holiday party hosted by Disney and gift bags were provided to another 150 hospitalized children.
  • On the fourth day…4 food packing events at the Orange County Food Bank, including one on National Family Volunteer Day, provided more than 150,000 meals to individuals in need.
  • On the fifth day…$5,000 worth of Disney merchandise was donated by the Resort to support the Adopt-A-Family program.
  • On the sixth day…$6,000 was donated to the Irvine Animal Care Center, and during the Center’s holiday pet adoption event, Disney VoluntEARS helped 241 animals find a home.
  • On the seventh day…700 holiday Goofy hats were donated to five local nonprofit organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • On the eighth day…800 gifts were wrapped by Disney VoluntEARS during the annual holiday gift wrap event, raising funds to send military care packages.
  • On the ninth day…90+ Disneyland Resort Cast Members volunteered to host holiday parties at local nonprofit organizations, including Walnut Manor and the Blind Children’s Learning Center.
  • On the tenth day…10,000 toys were collected for the Toys for Tots Foundation through the Resort’s annual toy drive – a tradition that was started by Walt Disney 62 years ago.
  • On the eleventh day…11 food drop-off locations throughout the Resort resulted in a food drive that collected 2,100 pounds of food for families in need.
  • On the twelfth day of Christmas…more than $12 million in cash and in-kind goods will have been donated by the Disneyland Resort and its Cast Members in 2009.

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