Coins Tossed at Walt Disney World Amount to $30,000 Donated to Give Kids the World Village

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Ever wonder what happens when you toss a coin into a fountain or waterway at Walt Disney World? Every so often, Disney goes through fountains and waterways to collect coins, which are then totaled up so the amount of money can be donated to help support the efforts of a local organization. Recently, $30,000 worth of coins were collected from around Walt Disney World with these funds being sent right to Give Kids the World Village in Central Florida.

Learn more in this video shared to the official Disney Parks Instagram account featuring Walt Disney World Ambassador, Ali Manion:

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Give Kids the World Village has played an instrumental role in wish-granting at Walt Disney World for kids and families from around the world since it was established in 1986. The property gives families visiting Disney Parks on Wish trips a fun and whimsical place to stay together away from hospital settings right near the Walt Disney World Resort.

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While nearly all Disney Cast Members spend time interacting with Guests who are on wish-granting trips to Disney World at their work locations, many VoluntEAR their time at Give Kids the World Village, too, where you can often find them scooping ice cream, participating in special events, and coordinating meals for families.

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The latest donation of the coins from the Cinderella wishing well and other waterways around Walt Disney World is just the latest way the company has supported Give Kids the World and wish-granting organizations this year. Disney kicked off “The Most Magical Celebration on Earth,” with a $3 million grant to six nonprofit organizations located in Central Florida, among which Give Kids the World was included.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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