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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 …

Disney VoluntEARS Dress Up Holidays for Local Children -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 – For more than 20 years, Vernell Erkins has volunteered her time for a tradition that makes the holidays brighter for more than 1,000 local children. Erkins is one of hundreds of Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort who outfit teddy bears in a variety of costumes, …

Disney VoluntEARS Collect Nearly 30,000 Toys For Local Children -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2011 – Walt Disney World VoluntEARS reported for duty this morning on a joint mission with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Mickey Mouse to contribute to the local Toys for Tots campaign. During the past month, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected more toys than ever before – …

Disney Shares Gifts for the Holidays and Beyond at Coalition for the Homeless -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 21, 2011 – Close to 600 people will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Coalition for the Homeless on Thursday – thanks to Chef Tony Marotta and his team at Walt Disney World Resort. Preparations for the meal, which includes roasted turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie, …

Hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS Help Clean Up Brevard County Coastline -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Nov. 14, 2011) – More than 300 Disney VoluntEARS picked up nearly 2,000 pounds of trash and debris Saturday along four miles of Brevard County coastline as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the ocean and waterways. Working alongside partners from …

Walt Disney World Cast Members Pen Postcards for Troops -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 — While the nation takes time this Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces, Disney VoluntEARS have been busy sending their regards through Operation Uplift. Operation Uplift was founded in 1995 by a Disneyland Cast Member after reading a letter from a soldier …

Disney Brings the Green, Feeds Campaign to End Hunger -

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 – Minnie Mouse joined Disney VoluntEARS today to deliver bushels of green to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the form of a $500,000 gift for the organization’s expansion. Disney also pledged 20,000 pounds of fresh produce during the next year as part of the commitment. As part …

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