Thousands of kids in the Central Florida area (Lake, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Polk counties) got some Frozen magic in their lives recently. Disney donated thousands Frozen costumes in order to make room in their warehouse for new deliveries. Some school are using the donations to promote literacy and reward good behavior. Dresses went to 51 elementary schools that get title 1 funds, which is to help lower income students. So you might see even more Elsa and Anna’s at you door trick or treating this year.
These costumes are brand new and still in the bag. They retail for $64.95 each so the entire shipment was valued at around $817,000, just for the donation to Lake County.
Keep in mind, all the totals have not officially been released.
- Polk 18 pallets
- Osceola 47 pallets
- Lake 21 pallets
- Seminole and Orange gave no details.
Lake County distributed their donated costumes to kids that get free and reduced lunches.
“For us, it’s an opportunity to use these items that are being discontinued, and to find wonderful homes,” said Betty Martinez Lowery, Disney’s manager of corporate citizenship. “Our goal is to make sure nothing goes to waste, it doesn’t go to landfills and it ends up in the hands of children and families in the five-county Central Florida region.”
How magical is this? These kids are going to get high quality, very popular Disney costumes for Halloween. I am sure their Halloween will be amazing this year!
Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust