VIDEO: Disneyland Resort Teams Up With Local Non-Profits To Help Community
Disneyland Resort is working to make a difference in the community be teaming up with a local nonprofit to help residents in need.
Thru a drive-thru distribution event with Community Action Partnership of Orange County and MOMS Orange County over 300 families received diapers, wipes and other essential baby. Disneyland even added some extra pixie dust by gifting families with plush toys!
CAPOC distributed their 5 millionth diaper since March 2020. The event took place on Disneyland Resort property with the help of 50 Disney VoluntEARS. Over 300 families (nearly 600 babies and toddlers) received essential items like diapers and wipes.
“An event like this where a family can drive home with an ample supply of diapers is just huge—it’s such a cost savings and it relieves stress for families with babies,” said Andrea Dunn, chief development officer of MOMS Orange County, the region’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to newborn and pregnancy health. “We’re so grateful to CAPOC and Disney VoluntEARS for making today’s event happen.”
Since Disneyland theme parks closed last March, Cast Members like Lisa Whaley have been volunteering at local food banks on their own time. Lisa said of the experience, “You feel like you’re really helping people, some who never thought they would have needed help before.” She continued, “It feels fantastic to see everyone feeling like they can give back to this community in a new, safe way. It’s good to be back with our teammates from across the company, together for one common goal.”
Check out a video of the CAPOC distribution below:
Disneyland Resort has been collaborating with CAPOC and Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County for decades. In addition to the efforts outlined above, Disney also recently donated 30 pallets of food (including items like soups, meat and pantry items prepped by Disney Chefs for the Second Harvest Food Bank and Caterina’s Club.
Disney’s volunteer efforts do not go unnoticed! Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further Disneyland news and updates!