From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Scott McCallum
Since making the important decision to temporarily suspend Disney Cruise Line departures, we have continued to take time to focus on the well-being of our Cast and Crew Members, Guests, families and the communities we call home. To help others in need during this time, Crew Members have been working on a series of Disney VoluntEARS events focused on what they do best – making others smile with a dose of Disney magic.
While closely following safety and social distancing guidelines, Crew Members onboard have teamed up with several organizations, including the Foundation for Hospital Art and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, to bring some Disney pixie dust to those who need it most.
Crew Members have been harnessing their creativity to paint multi-paneled murals inspired by classic Disney characters and movies. Once completed, the Foundation for Hospital Art will donate each unique piece of art to hospitals. The foundation’s mission strives to bring comfort and hope through art to people in healthcare facilities around the world.
Disney Cruise Line Crew Members have also dedicated time to package and decorate greeting cards featuring Disney-inspired designs that will be delivered to children in the Starlight Children’s Foundation network of medical facilities. This foundation has brought smiles to more than 16 million children and their families since its inception with programs meant to inspire hospitalized kids.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more ways Disney Cruise Line is helping make #DisneyMagicMoments come alive from ship to shore.