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Disney Shares the “Science Behind the Magic” -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL., June 22, 2012— Pixie dust and fantasy make a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, magical. But recently a group of engineers, scientists and astrophysicists saw the magic in a different light during a special “Science Behind the Magic” presentation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Their eye-opening visit was part of NASA’s 25th annual …

Disney VoluntEARS of the Year Recognized by Peers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2012 – As part of the ongoing commitment to volunteerism, Walt Disney World Resort recently recognized its top VoluntEARS with coveted awards and charitable contributions. Cast Members and Mickey Mouse made surprise visits to present Disney’s Animal Kingdom Community Involvement Committee with the VoluntEAR Team of the Year trophy, …

Big Help for Hunger Relief Gets Underway -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 — Disney executives were among a group of community leaders who helped Second Harvest Food Bank break ground on a new $15 million facility that will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. On May 30, the construction of the 100,000-square-foot distribution center got under …

Disney VoluntEARS Plant Herbs at Transitional Home -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 – A group of families now can spice up their meals with rosemary, oregano and basil thanks to the work of VoluntEARS from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn who planted and delivered the herbs to the transitional housing facility where they live in Kissimmee. This community effort was initiated by …

Disney to Award Record $1.5 Million to Benefit Central Florida Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2012 – With help from Mickey Mouse and dozens of VoluntEARS, Walt Disney World Resort today kicked off efforts to award a record $1.5 million in Disney Helping Kids Shine grants to 59 organizations that help enrich the lives of Central Florida kids. Organizations and school districts with programs …

Disney Dreamers & Doers Recognized at Orlando Magic Game -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 – The Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars, selected earlier this spring, enjoyed some fun and further recognition at the April 25 Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers game. Students and their family members came from across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties to attend the final regular-season …

Disney To Distribute $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children.  One way we provide support is through our Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants, and now that the application due date has passed, submitted projects are being reviewed and …

Disney’s Support of Covenant House Helps Youth Build Solid Foundation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 23, 2011 – During the holidays and throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort provides cash and in-kind support to hundreds of local organizations that aim to build brighter futures for children and families. One such organization benefitting from Disney’s ongoing outreach is Covenant House Florida, which focuses on helping …

For Kids’ Sake: Disney Offers $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2011 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children. As the new year approaches, a total of $1.5 million in financial support is available for eligible local nonprofits through the 2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants …

Disney Donates Playgrounds To Encourage Creativity, Fun -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2011 – Children at the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten in Winter Park have a brand new way to exercise their minds and show off their creativity, thanks to the new Imagination Playground they received from Walt Disney World Resort. Part of the KaBOOM! organization’s Building Playgrounds initiative, Imagination …

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