Disney Pledges $5 Million to Social Justice Organizations

Disney Pledges $5 Million to Social Justice Organizations

The Walt Disney Company is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement!

The house of Mouse just announced a $5 million pledge to organizations, including the NAACP.

“The Walt Disney Company has pledged $5 million to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice, beginning with a $2 million donation to the NAACP to further their longstanding work promoting social justice by eliminating disparities and racial discrimination through their advocacy and education programs,” reads a company newsletter.

β€œThe killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated,” CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement. β€œThis $5 million pledge will continue to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations such as the NAACP that have worked tirelessly to ensure equality and justice.”

To read their full letter, head to TheWaltDisneyCompany.com!

The donations news comes just a couple of days after Disney executives shared their letter of strengthening their commitment to inclusion and diversity, which was sent out to employees.

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Posted to: Black Lives Matter, Bob Chapek, Disney