During the busy holiday season, we have days to give thanks and days to snag hot deals while shopping for ourselves and our loved ones. But what can we do to help those who need it most?
#GivingTuesday is a global campaign dedicated to giving back. Every year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday encourages charities, families, businesses, community centers and students to celebrate generosity and give to those in need. Now in its fourth year, this year’s campaign starts today, Tuesday, Dec. 1.
As the vacation destination built for kids, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is dedicated to creating happiness for all kids. Merlin’s Magic Wand, the worldwide charity established by our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, believes in putting magic back into the lives of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.
They do it by providing magical days out at the more than 100 Merlin attractions around the world, days where families can create lifelong memories away from their stressful daily routines. For kids who aren’t well enough to visit an attraction, they offer “Taking the Magic to the Children” projects that let them experience the unique magic of Merlin wherever they are.
Last year, LEGOLAND Florida Resort arranged more than 5,500 visits by children and their
families, and helped raise almost $25,000. This year, we’d like to help even more families have a magical day out with their kids.
As we kick off this holiday season, consider giving back with Merlin’s Magic Wand.
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