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Disney VoluntEARS Help Coalition for the Homeless Keep Cool in Summer -

LAKE BUENA VISTA., Fla. Aug. 17, 2011 – When more than 80 air conditioning units at the Coalition for the Homeless recently needed service this summer, Disney VoluntEARS were quick to lend a helping hand to ensure the Coalition kept cool for those who work and stay there.   Coalition for the Homeless is more than …

Disney-Sponsored Book Club Helps Young Readers Thrive -

ORLANDO, Fla., (August 16, 2011)— More than 300 local students are discovering ways to make reading more fun by taking part in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club. The club is helping increase leisure reading among 5th through 8th grade students both online and through weekly programs at the Walt Disney World Clubhouse branch of Boys …

Disney’s Wish-Granting Program -

The Disney® Wish Program is a collaboration between the Walt Disney World® Resort and non-profit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to visit our vacation kingdom. Nearly 7,000 wishes were granted last year at the Walt Disney World Resort, and countless memories are created with …

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates White Rhino Birth in Uganda -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 20, 2011 – Nande, a 12-year-old female white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth June 4 to a healthy female calf at the Ziwa Sanctuary in Uganda. The baby, named Malaika (“angel” in Swahili), is the first female white rhino born in Uganda in more than 30 years.   …

The National Women Business Owners Corporation Honors WDW Resort’s Supplier Diversity Excellence -

Lake Forrest, Fla., July 5, 2011 – The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) honors July, 2011 Supplier Diversity Managers of the Month, Matt Thursman and Mary Lynn Netzel of The Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL. The NWBOC honors individuals in the supplier diversity field who go above and beyond to see that …

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Chef’s Gala Serves Up More Than $185K for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 1, 2011 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments recently joined forces at Walt Disney World Resort for the 19th Annual Chef’s Gala, the premier fundraiser for the Heart of Central Florida United Way (HFUW). Event organizers say the tasteful event raised more than $185,000 for Central …

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Marks 10 Years of Conservation Leadership -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 17, 2011 – While guests may visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to experience the more than 200 animals from 30 different species roaming across 46 lush acres, the generosity of those guests has also funded conservation projects that extend far beyond the savannahs of the resort hotel. Since Disney’s Animal …

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10th Annual Youth Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2011 – The Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Education and Prevention Department hosted the 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This day-long conference was hosted by the Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs, Walt Disney World Community Relations and Minority Business Development. The summit provided 191 …

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Disney VoluntEARS Mentor Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year -

Local High School Senior Finds His Voice and Shares His Uplifting Story   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 11, 2011- Recently named the “State of Florida Youth of the Year,” Ahkeem Hollimon credits support from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Tupperware Brands Branch and several Disney VoluntEARS for helping make his dream come …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives National Recognition -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2011 – Walt Disney World Resort congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida on achieving Gold Standard Award status, and being one of three Agency of the Year Finalists (large market) as identified by the organization’s Nationwide Leadership Council. Jacquee Wahler, director of internal communications for Walt Disney …

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