Walt Disney World in Orlando just did some cleaning and collected the coins from fountains in the park, like the one near Cinderella’s Castle. The coins are tossed by tourists who visit the park and make wishes and now they’re being used to help others and they add up to quite a lot.
The $20-thousand collected was donated to the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the largest homeless shelter in the area. It’s not the first time the wishes have helped local charities. Disney periodically cleans the fountains and collects the coins to donate to charity.
“I’m just so thankful, especially in light of everything that’s going on in the world and everything Disney is going through,” says Allison Krall, CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. “We needed this so very much.”
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