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Princess Belle Reads to Osceola County Preschoolers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb 17, 2014 – Disney Princess Belle is doing her part to inspire a love for reading. As part of the WEE Read Early Literacy and Math Program (Wee Read), the beloved bookworm from Beauty and the Beast sat down with dozens of preschoolers at the Gingerbread House in Osceola County …

Disney Cast Members Help Unveil an “Extreme Village Makeover” -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 – In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort joined Central Florida community leaders to unveil an ”Extreme Village Makeover” at Give Kids the World. The non-profit organization provides memorable, magical and free accommodations to thousands of …

Disney VoluntEARS -

The Disney VoluntEARS mission is to develop opportunities for Cast Members to contribute their personal time and expertise to make a positive impact on our community while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. To make a request for Disney VoluntEARS, please click here to download a Disney VoluntEAR request form and submit …

VoluntEARS Give Back to People in Need -

Bringing a little joy during this season of sharing, Disney VoluntEARs served 1,300 meals to women, men and children at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. “We are indebted to Walt Disney World VoluntEARS for their meal service to our residents all year long and especially during the holiday season,” said Coalition President/CEO …

Cast Pledge $3.6 Million for United Way -

The nearly 70,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort showed their compassionate side again by pledging $3.6 million to support the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) 2013 campaign. HFUW is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the most critical service programs in Orange, Osceola and …

Cast Members Dress Bears in Holiday Best for Children In Need -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 – Creativity and generosity recently came together to give Central Florida kids 920 reasons to smile. These smiles represent the response to the 920 uniquely costumed teddy bears designed by Cast Members from around Walt Disney WorldResort for the Salvation Army’s Dress-A-Bear program. The initiative provides a Disney Bear …

Disney VoluntEARS Help Spread Cheer with 36,000 Toys for Kids -

Community Hope Center receives $30,000 surprise gift LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 – This holiday season, Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members are spreading some extra cheer around Central Florida with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families …

Duffy Bears Bring Smiles to Adopted Children -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 27, 2013 - It was a ‘bear-y’ special National Adoption Day last Saturday for 30 children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who were joined to their forever families. As part of the adoption ceremonies, each child received a Duffy Bear to take with back to his or her new home. From toddlers …

Disney VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Local Classrooms -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – Kids around Central Florida are learning more about Hispanic culture thanks to some Disney VoluntEARs and a new bilingual book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Written in English with some Spanish words, Rubia and the Three Osos combines humor and music to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three …

Cast Members Walk for Healthy Hearts at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., September 12, 2013 – More than 500 Cast Members raised $35, 829 for research and education to help fight heart disease and stroke at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk. On a recent Saturday morning, walkers laced up their sneakers at the University of Central Florida for the three-mile trek to help …

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