The Walt Disney Company continues to make a difference to children in need in a legacy that has continued for 75 years. On Good Morning America this morning, it was announced that Disney would be donating 75,000 toys to children in need as a part of the Marine Toys for Tots Program. The announcement was made in Times Square during a Giving Tuesday event for Toys for Tots at Military Island. There were more than 50 volunteers from the NYPD, U.S. Marine Corps, and also the Disney VoluntEARS program. All were coming together to help sort toys that were being donated.
There is still plenty of time to join the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive this year to support the Toys for Tots program. This can be done at https://www.shopdisney.com/ultimate-toy-drive/ through December 24, 2022. Otherwise, new, unopened, unwrapped toys can be donated in-person at a drop-off location through December 12, 2022 at any of the following locations: https://www.shopdisney.com/store-locator. There are also drop-off locations at Downtown Disney District and Disney Springs.
Read the full press release about this donation, event, and program here:
Today, in celebration of the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive and the Company’s 75-year collaboration with the Marine Toys for Tots Program, it was announced that Disney is providing a grant to the foundation that will deliver an additional 75,000 toys to children in need this holiday season. The donation was announced on ABC’s Good Morning America at a Giving Tuesday volunteer activity for Toys for Tots at Military Island in Times Square, where more than 50 volunteers from the NYPD, U.S. Marine Corps, and Disney’s own VoluntEARS program were on hand to help sort toys for the organization.
This donation from Disney brings the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive total impact to over 100,000 toys so far this holiday season. There’s still time to join the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive by purchasing a toy to donate online at shopDisney.com now through December 24, 2022, or by donating a new, unwrapped toy in person at a Disney store or Disney store outlet location, the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort*, now through December 12, 2022.
The relationship between Disney and Toys for Tots dates back to the program’s beginnings, when Walt Disney and his studio artists personally designed the Toys for Tots train logo that is still used to this day. Since 1947, Toys for Tots and volunteers have distributed nearly 630 million toys to over 280 million children.
The Disney Ultimate Toy Drive aims to inspire hope where it’s needed most during the holiday season. For more information, visit www.disney.com/toydrive.
*At Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, collection bins are located at the World of Disney store, Star Wars Trading Post, and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Guests and cast members can also participate December 10–11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when U.S. Marines will be on hand near the Downtown Disney® LIVE! stage to accept donations on behalf of Toys for Tots. At Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, collection bins are located at the World of Disney store, Marketplace Co-Op, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, and the Disney Springs Welcome Center.