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Disney Cast Members Deliver “Monstrous” Back to School Supplies for Central Florida Students -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 – Walt Disney World Cast Members are sharing their “monstrous” spirit by donating millions of school supplies for Central Florida students heading back to school. Encouraged by Mike and Sulley from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Monsters University,” along with three Shining Stars from Disney Dreamers and Doers program, …

Disney Donates $100K for Disaster Preparedness in Central Florida -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, July 29, 2013 — The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region has received a $100,000 donation from Walt Disney World Resort in support of the organization’s disaster relief services. The contribution will be used to help the Red Cross respond immediately to the needs of kids and families in Central Florida impacted by local disasters. …

Mickey’s Attic Helps Fulfill Wish Lists of Central Florida Organizations -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 29, 2013 – Princess wands and sports equipment put smiles on the faces of children and families around Central Florida after Walt Disney World Resort recently donated more than $1 million in goods to local non-profit organizations. From DVDs to books to art supplies, the items are part of a …

Disney VoluntEARS Bring Music to Kids’ Summer Camp -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 18, 2013 – This summer, dozens of Central Florida students are bringing more music into their lives with support from a group of Disney Cast Members who are donating time in the classroom and raising funds onstage for more kids to experience the joy of performing The week-long musical summer …

Disney VoluntEARS Stage Concert to Benefit Local Charity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 11, 2013 – Nearly 500 Walt Disney World Cast Members who share a passion for singing, dancing and acting are currently in rehearsals preparing for a musical performance to benefit local children with an interest in music. Known for staging entertaining concerts for charities, the Encore! Cast Performing Arts group …

Disney VoluntEARS Earn $955,000 for Central Florida Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2013 - Throughout June, Walt Disney World Resort is giving a total of $955,000 to the Central Florida community in recognition of the more than 230,000 hours donated by Walt Disney World VoluntEARS in 2012. Cast Members earmarked the funds, known as Disney’s EARS to You grants, for approximately 500 …

Disney Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Central Florida Foster Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2013 – For decades, Cinderella’s Wishing Well at Magic Kingdom has been the launching pad for millions of wishes. Today, it was the place where one of those wishes came true. Gathering up the small coins and pennies tossed by hopeful guests, Walt Disney World Resort donated $15,000 to …

The First Five Years Gala -

Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to read on grade level, graduate, pursue higher education, get a job, get married, and buy a house. Research also shows for every 100 children who start school behind, 88 of those children are still behind 4 years later. On June 22, …

Disney Hosted Chef’s Gala Raises a Record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments, including 12 from the Walt Disney World Resort, participated in the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala at Epcot World Showplace, raising a record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). “This year’s Chef’s Gala was yet another outstanding …

Disney Executive Recognized for Dedication to STEM Education -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orlando Regional FIRST recently recognized Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as one of the organization’s Volunteers of the Year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate K-12 students to …

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