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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 …

Ambassadors Chosen to Share Walt Disney World Magic -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012 – Continuing a 47-year tradition created by Walt Disney himself, Walt Disney World Resort has selected two Cast Members to serve in the revered and sought-after role of Ambassadors. In a ceremony held today at Epcot, Tye Arnold and Rich Tamayo received their official ambassador pins as part of the …

Disney Animal Keeper Combines Art and Care to Help Endangered Rhino Species -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 – As a rhinoceros keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Chad Harmon tends to some of the toughest, strongest animals on the planet.  He recently channeled that passion into an arts auction that raised approximately $6000 for the endangered animals. For the Horns to Heroes project, Harmon used one …

Disney Cast Members Walk to Raise Money and Awareness -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 –  More than 800 Disney VoluntEARS recently participated in the 2012 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, raising almost $33,000 in support of the American Heart Association. While taking a stand against heart disease and stroke—the number one and four leading causes of death in the United States—Disney Cast Members …

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 — The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This …

Gala Osceola Celebrates Local Leaders for Sharing Magic -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2012 – A magical evening took place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Resort recently as the Hispanic Business Council of Osceola County held its annual Gala Osceola event. The elegant black tie affair recognized individuals and companies who have excelled in making the local community a better place. Receiving …

Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 – In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won’t be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee Day on Sept. 7. The one day event is designed to help dispel myths about these …

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