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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 …

Walt Disney World Ambassadors Give Back to Central Florida -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2013 – Beyond the world-class entertainment and amazing themed experiences that Disney is known for, Walt Disney World Resort is also committed to giving back to the community in ways that help make Central Florida a better place to live. This month, a new initiative called “VoluntEARing with the Walt Disney World Ambassadors,” takes Ambassadors …

United Way Gets a “Loan” from Disney Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 – World Disney World Resort Cast Members help create magic for guests at Disney parks and resorts everyday. But this fall, two Cast Members are taking their “magical” talents and expertise to the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), where they will assist the nonprofit during its annual …

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. …

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