Disney theme parks around the world have been temporarily closed due to the current health situation. These closures not only affected Disney Parks, but many organizations, communities, and people everywhere. Due to this, Disney VoluntEARS (volunteer teams made up of Cast Members) have once again joined forces to give back to the community during these unprecedented times.
While Cast Members from Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line have donated their time and resources, Disneyland Paris is also doing their part and recently donated over 1.5 MILLION EUROS in food, protective gear, and medical supplies.
More than 100 tons of food are making their way to local French organizations like Secours Populaire Français, the Red Cross, Restaurants du Coeur, and social grocery stores such as Oasis à Serris.
Further, medical supplies and protective equipment like masks and ponchos were sent to hospitals, healthcare professionals, and residential senior care.
In addition to the donations, Disneyland Paris VoluntEARS created video tutorials (complete with activity kits) and distributed thousands of toys to children who are currently hospitalized during confinement.
Disney VoluntEARS donate their time and resources to local and national organizations year-round but have been focusing their efforts on the current circumstances. While the parks begin to re-open, be sure to stay updated on theme park closures, new protocols, and any changes that may occur.
Leaving for Disney World soon? Be sure to check out how Disney is handling safety protocols and how you can prepare for your next visit.
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