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Disney VoluntEARS Donate 35K Toys for Local Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 – With just 12 days until Christmas, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World VoluntEARS spread some holiday cheer today as they delivered more than 35,000 toys donated by Cast Members and Disney for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The brand new toys, games, …

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Helps Rescue Animals from Hurricane Sandy and Other Disasters -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012—The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recently provided $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose animal rescue team was among the first to help save hundreds of animals after Hurricane Sandy. In addition to providing immediate supplies to help equip a disaster response trailer, the DWCF …

Walt Disney World Resort Gives Holiday Gift to Local Groups that Help the Homeless -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 – During a special performance of the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort shared the holiday spirit by donating $100,000 to two local organizations that provide services for people who are homeless in Central Florida. Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States …

Community Leaders Sneak First Peeks of New Fantasyland -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2012— Walt Disney World Resort offered more than 150 community leaders a glimpse at the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history today. Local executives and dignitaries toured New Fantasyland, experienced its attractions and witnessed the economic boon it has created for Central Florida. “There is no better way to …

Heart of Florida United Way Establishes Emergency Services Program to Aid Military Veterans -

Grants from The Walt Disney Company Foundation and Dr. Phillips Charities to Help Over 300 Florida Veterans ORLANDO, Fla. (November 12, 2012) – In response to urgent need among many local military veterans, The Walt Disney Company Foundation and Dr. Phillips Charities have contributed to Heart of Florida United Way’s (HFUW) Veterans Assistance Program. The …

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Central Florida Kids Get Special Sneak Peek of New Fantasyland -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2012 – Mickey Mouse and a few of his best pals opened the gates of Magic Kingdom a little early this morning to welcome dozens of Central Florida kids to be among the first to experience New Fantasyland. During a special sneak peek organized just for them, members of …

Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Help Raise $16.8 Million for Victims of Hurricane Sandy -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– More than 75 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS recently supported ABC’s national “Day of Giving,” which raised more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross to aide those affected by Hurricane Sandy. For six hours on Monday, the group of VoluntEARS showed their compassion by helping with the large volume of calls coming into the Disney Reservation Center …

Disney Offers Grants for Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 – Approximately 100 local nonprofits have applied for financial support  through the Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants program, one of many initiatives that seeks to strengthen the Central Florida community and the well-being of children and families. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 will be awarded to programs that …

Cast Members Receive Honors for Achievements in Engineering -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012—Excellence and the pursuit of innovation recently brought 2,000 professionals and students to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for the 24th annual HENNAC Great Minds in STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) conference hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For the past 23 years, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement …

VoluntEARS Who Make a Difference: Brian Reif -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2012 – In the true spirit of a Disney VoluntEAR, Brian Reif shares his time and expertise to help bring a smile and a unique experience for many kids who come to Central Florida searching for “magic.” “I’m proud to be involved with these VoluntEAR opportunities because I know …

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