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Disney VoluntEARS Stage Concert to Benefit Local Charity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 11, 2013 – Nearly 500 Walt Disney World Cast Members who share a passion for singing, dancing and acting are currently in rehearsals preparing for a musical performance to benefit local children with an interest in music. Known for staging entertaining concerts for charities, the Encore! Cast Performing Arts group …

Reading Program Motivates Students -

This summer while school is out, the Orange County Library System is encouraging youth to read and learn. Funded in part through a Disney Helping Kids Shine grant, the Dig into Reading program features science, animals, arts and storytelling at 15 locations. According to library leaders, summer reading helps students get a head start when classes resume. “If kids don’t …

Disney Helps Celebrate National Entrepreneur Center’s 10th Anniversary -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2013 -Business owners, community leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered earlier this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Entrepreneur Center. Founded by Walt Disney World Resort, Orange County and the University of Central Florida, the center has been instrumental in assisting local small business owners in starting, sustaining …

Disney VoluntEARS Earn $955,000 for Central Florida Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2013 - Throughout June, Walt Disney World Resort is giving a total of $955,000 to the Central Florida community in recognition of the more than 230,000 hours donated by Walt Disney World VoluntEARS in 2012. Cast Members earmarked the funds, known as Disney’s EARS to You grants, for approximately 500 …

Disney Hosts Gala to Benefit Orange and Osceola Pre-Schoolers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2013 - Recognizing the importance of early learning and care, Central Florida’s education and business leaders recently attended the “First Five Years Gala” at Epcot to raise money and support the Early Learning Coalitions of Osceola and Orange counties. The non-profit organizations help pre-school children prepare for kindergarten. Research shows that children …

Disney Cast Member Recognized for Safety Work -

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has recognized Disney Cast Member Heather Earl for her dedication and accomplishments in the field of safety. Heather is a Manager of Safety Services for Walt Disney World Resort and leads a team of seven safety professionals who oversee the safety program for more than 10,000 cast members …

Disney Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Central Florida Foster Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2013 – For decades, Cinderella’s Wishing Well at Magic Kingdom has been the launching pad for millions of wishes. Today, it was the place where one of those wishes came true. Gathering up the small coins and pennies tossed by hopeful guests, Walt Disney World Resort donated $15,000 to …

The First Five Years Gala -

Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to read on grade level, graduate, pursue higher education, get a job, get married, and buy a house. Research also shows for every 100 children who start school behind, 88 of those children are still behind 4 years later. On June 22, …

Diverse Leaders Gather to Discuss Local Growth Opportunities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 8, 2013 – A small group of leaders from Central Florida’s diverse business community recently attended a luncheon hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Minority Business Development, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and business development. “The luncheon was a chance for us to have a …

Disney Hosted Chef’s Gala Raises a Record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments, including 12 from the Walt Disney World Resort, participated in the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala at Epcot World Showplace, raising a record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). “This year’s Chef’s Gala was yet another outstanding …

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