Today The Walt Disney Company announced it is donating US $3 million to Make-A-Wish, to help grant even more wishes for children with critical illnesses and their families. The news follows the 2018 #ShareYourEars campaign celebrating 90 years of Mickey, which saw hundreds of thousands of Disney fans create amazing “ear photos” with their kids, families, friends and even pets to make a difference in the lives of children and families around the world.
Since 1980, Disney has helped Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses and their families. Currently, nearly 10,000 Disney wishes are granted every year with Make-A-Wish, helping wish kids replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. For wish kids such as Quintino and their families, this partnership creates treasured memories:
#ShareYourEars is part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative and outreach program to deliver comfort and inspiration to families around the world. In March 2018, The Walt Disney Company made a five-year, US $100 million commitment to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals and is working with children’s wish-granting organizations around the world to fulfill wishes for children facing critical illnesses.
Learn more at ShareYourEars.org.