Releases

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opens, Putting Hundreds More Cast Members to Work in Central Florida -

Central Florida Leaders Gather for Historic Moment at Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 31, 2012 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opened its doors for the first time today as hundreds of Cast Members welcomed guests and community leaders from across Central Florida who shared in the historic moment. Disney’s Art …

Big Help for Hunger Relief Gets Underway -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 — Disney executives were among a group of community leaders who helped Second Harvest Food Bank break ground on a new $15 million facility that will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. On May 30, the construction of the 100,000-square-foot distribution center got under …

Disney VoluntEARS Plant Herbs at Transitional Home -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 – A group of families now can spice up their meals with rosemary, oregano and basil thanks to the work of VoluntEARS from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn who planted and delivered the herbs to the transitional housing facility where they live in Kissimmee. This community effort was initiated by …

Eighth Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Set for Sept. 2 -

Tickets for Bethune-Cookman vs. Alabama State Game Now on Sale LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012- The eighth installment of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney – featuring Bethune-Cookman of the MEAC against Alabama State of the SWAC – will be Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The …

More Than 300 Veterans Participate in Disney Career Expo as Part of Heroes Work Here -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 24, 2012 – Hundreds of military heroes returning to civilian life learned valuable interviewing tips and resume writing techniques from Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort. Today’s career expo attracted more than 300 new veterans to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and was part of the Heroes Work Here initiative. …

Chef’s Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Support for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 23, 2012 - Joining forces to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Central Florida, 24 top chefs from the finest local restaurants served up some of their best creations during the 20th Annual Chef’s Gala. The May 19 event, held at Epcot World Showplace, raised a record $219,175 for the Heart of Florida United …

Disney Helping Kids Shine Program Invests $1.5 Million to Support Kids -

70,000 Central Florida Children Expected to Benefit  ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2012 — Walt Disney World Cast Members wrapped up a $1.5 million charitable giving spree today with a special visit to Quest, which received $55,000 from the Disney Helping Kids Shine grants program. As the recipient of the Bob Allen Outstanding Community Service Award, …

Disney to Award Record $1.5 Million to Benefit Central Florida Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2012 – With help from Mickey Mouse and dozens of VoluntEARS, Walt Disney World Resort today kicked off efforts to award a record $1.5 million in Disney Helping Kids Shine grants to 59 organizations that help enrich the lives of Central Florida kids. Organizations and school districts with programs …

Disney Dreamers & Doers Recognized at Orlando Magic Game -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 – The Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars, selected earlier this spring, enjoyed some fun and further recognition at the April 25 Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers game. Students and their family members came from across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties to attend the final regular-season …

Genesis VII, Inc. Chosen for Scholarship to Attend Northwestern University Management Program -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 — The Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (cnFMSDC) announced that Genesis VII, Inc. has been honored with a scholarship to attend the Advanced Management Education program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. “We’re pleased that one of Central Florida’s finest minority-owned businesses will be able …

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