During the exceptional closure of Disneyland Paris, teams working behind the scenes, assisted by Disney VoluntEARS, mobilized to help local associations and healthcare institutions, donating more than 100 tons of food, protective gear and other medical supplies with a market value of more than 1.5 million euros.
These donations are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to giving back to the community and were made possible thanks to the tremendous dedication of Cast Members working behind the scenes, as well as Disney VoluntEARS, who volunteered during their free time to help those most in need.
Many fruits and vegetables, proteins, snacks, dairy products, drinks, sweets and other delicacies were redistributed to national associations such as Secours Populaire Français, the Red Cross, Restaurants du Coeur and local social grocery stores such as Oasis à Serris, helping to bring a little comfort to those in need.
Disneyland Paris also donated protective medical equipment such as masks to the Seine-et-Marne prefecture, who redistributed the supplies according to the needs of the department’s hospitals. In addition, Hospitals and EHPADs in the Île-de-France region were able to benefit from donations of protective equipment, such as rain ponchos, distributed to healthcare professionals in collaboration with Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France.
Disney VoluntEARS also participated in the distribution of protective masks to the community of Serris, a town near Disneyland Paris, and helped schools upon reopening, by helping teachers in activities and offering children magical moments with fun workshops.
To ease the daily life of children hospitalized during confinement, the Disney VoluntEARS also created small educational tutorials from their homes, which were transmitted to patients via partner hospitals. These videos were accompanied by supply kits to practice the tutorials. Additionally, several thousand toys were distributed to children in hospitals.
These actions are all part of Disneyland Paris’ social responsibility approach, in place since its opening in 1992 to support associations and neighboring local authorities working with children and families and to protect the environment.