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Cast Members Celebrate Disney VoluntEAR of the Year -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 19, 2014 – With a surprise celebration, gleaming trophy and handshake from Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World Cast Member Kristin Lehrer discovered she is the 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year. As part of their ongoing commitment to serving the community, Disney Cast Members chose her for the coveted annual …

Tickets On Sale for 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 10, 2014 – College football fans have a new reason to cheer: tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football matchup will take place at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Tickets for the …

Disney Hosts Central Florida Leaders in Exploring Ways to Help Children Succeed -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2, 2014 – More than any other influence, positive relationships with adults are the key to kids’ success, according to research presented today at Children’s Summit 2.0: Discover Together, sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort and Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). More than 250 representatives of Central Florida nonprofits and …

Disney Welcomes Big Brothers Big Sisters to Open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 28, 2014 – Greeted by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, seven pairs of adults and kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida joined Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris today to officially open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the newest attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. As the crowning jewel …

Disney Dreamers & Doers Recognizes 15 Students as Shining Stars -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 21, 2014 – Wrapping up the school year with a salute to Central Florida’s youngest humanitarians and community service leaders, Walt Disney World Resort recognized 15 local students with exceptional achievements, naming them Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars. Making a difference through their kindness and hard work, Disney Dreamers …

Disney Gives $3 Million to Emergency Care Efforts at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children -

ORLANDO, Fla., May 6, 2014 - The Walt Disney Company has presented a $3 million gift to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to help fulfill a critical need in the treatment of young patients at the hospital’s Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center. The gift will enable the purchase and installation of …

Walt Disney World Resort Honored With MBA Orlando “Corporate Ally of the Year” Award -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 28, 2014 – Walt Disney World Resort has been honored with the “Corporate Ally of the Year” award by the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando (MBA Orlando), Central Florida’s LGBT chamber of commerce. The award was presented at the organization’s “Pride in Business Awards” gala held in Orlando last Friday. …

Disney Dreamers and Doers Accepting Student Self-Nominations -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 21, 2014 – Central Florida’s youngest humanitarians and community service leaders are invited to come forward and be recognized as Disney Dreamers and Doers. Through April 25, the Disney Dreamers and Doers Program is accepting nominations for local students who inspire others as role models in their community, at school …

Disney VoluntEARS Help Bring Healthy Play to Nearly 6,000 Oakland, Fla. Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 7, 2014 — In a matter of hours this past weekend, a KaBOOM! volunteer construction crew including 125 Disney VoluntEARS built a new playground in Oakland, Fla., providing a safe place to play for nearly 6,000 children who live near the town’s Westside Park. More than 200 volunteers – including Disney VoluntEARS and …

2014 Application-Based Disney Grants Recipients -

Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties $55,000 The Summer of Illumination program targets summer learning loss by offering learning opportunities in academics, arts, character development, sports, and health/life skills. Covenant House Florida $25,000 The Bright Beginnings Program provides a stimulating curriculum for homeless children that will foster stronger family dynamics, help children attain developmental milestones, build their …

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