The Walt Disney Company is committed to matching the donations of Cast Members. This reminder came on social media as people rallied together to support #blacklivesmatter in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Disney released a statement regarding its commitment to inclusion and equality. It also commits to matching Cast Member donations from $25 to $25,000.
Disney’s matching program is a 1:1 match to donations by both part-time and full-time Cast Members. Disney will match donations to most non-profit organizations. On top of matching donations, Disney will also volunteer grants as well. The contribution amount is based on the amount of hours a Cast Member volunteers in a calendar year:
- 10-24 hours –> $100 grant
- 25-49 hours –> 250 grant
- 50-74 hours –> $500 grant
- 75-149 hours –> $1,000 grant
- 150+ hours –> $2,000 grant
More information about the Disney matching gifts program can be found at: https://doublethedonation.com/matching-gifts/the-walt-disney-corporation
For Cast Members who wish to register donations and request a matching gift, visit: http://matchinggifts.disney.com/
DAPS MAGIC supports the Equal Justice Initiative. If you would like to support this organization as well, you can do so at: https://support.eji.org/give/153413/#!/donation/checkout.