Disney World Donates $20,000 in Wishing Well Coins to Local Homeless
Source: Disney Parks
Disney World has donated $20,000 of coins tossed into its parks wishing wells and fountains to one of Florida’s largest homeless shelters.
The donation, which came just in time for Thanksgiving, was comprised of coins collected from the iconic wishing well at Cinderella’s Castle, the waterways of “It’s a Small World” ride and other fountains throughout the Orlando park.
According to USA Today, Disney periodically collects, cleans and sorts the coins before donating. This year they chose the Coalition for the Homeless in Central Florida due to the region’s homeless population rising.
“I am just so thankful, especially in light of everything that’s going on in the world and everything Disney is going through,” said Allison Krall, CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We needed this so very much.”
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Along with the ‘wishing well’ coin donation, Disney chefs also cooked up a special Thanksgiving meal for 650 Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida guests.
According to Positively Osceola, the meal required seven kitchens, 250lbs of turkey, 60 gallons of gravy, 300lbs of cornbread stuffing, and 800 dinner rolls!