Update & An Invitation To Where It All Began: The Walt Disney Birthplace
My apologies for not having written in several weeks. I just returned from a very hectic three country tour in Asia. In addition to doing work in Singapore with clients there (and visiting Universal Studios and Sentosa Island), I had the opportunity to visit Disneyland Hong Kong for the first time and to return again to Tokyo Disneyland.
I’m sharing this to offer context, because just prior to setting out, Robert Coker had invited me to promote the current “Let’s Make It Beautiful!” fundraising campaign to lovingly restore the birthplace of Walt Disney. My schedule was so crazy that it was hard to find the time to really do something meaningful to support that effort. And yet it was constantly on my mind. Here I was on the other side of the world looking at these amazing Disney creations, and pondering how millions of people the world over embrace all things Disney. There is no name that symbolizes a brand or experience more than the name Walt Disney. The power and influence of one man is truly amazing.
So walking through these parks, I was brought back to where it all began–a humble beginning on 2156 Tripp Avenue in Chicago Illinois. More important than the doors, the windows, the fencing or furniture, is the foundation this corner home had on the world.
You have a chance to participate. There are still a few weeks left in phase 2 of the campaign to raise the funds necessary to lovingly restore this cottage. In any denomination, your contribution is welcomed, and pending that donation, there are some great ways your gift is recognized. I sincerely invite you to be part of this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Walt walked the streets of many places in his lifetime, but there is only one that held him as a baby. Let’s find a way to contribute! Click here to make a difference.