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Disney Cast Members Help Unveil an “Extreme Village Makeover” – 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. (Kent Phillips, Photographer) In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt ...
Disney Donations Exceed $36 Million – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., January 9, 2014 - As part of ongoing efforts to help build better futures for children and families in Central Florida, in 2013 Walt Disney World Resort donated a record $36.5 million in cash and in-kind support to local nonprofits. This represents an increase of almost $6 million from 2012. The record ...
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Brings Runners to Central Florida – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 8, 2014 – One of Central Florida’s largest sporting events, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna is underway, drawing runners from around the globe to Central Florida. Each January, Central Florida becomes the center of the globe for thousands of runners who participate in the Walt Disney ...
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 ...
Disney Parks Win IAAPA Brass Ring Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 – Earning recognition for creativity and excellence among industry peers, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently received top honors from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) with five Brass Rings awards. During a special ceremony at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando last month, Disney ...
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 Sponsors 16th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2013 – A mobile technology firm,­ pediatric medical practice and the retired owners of a grocery story were among the honorees recognized during the 16th annual Don Quijote Awards Gala hosted by Walt Disney World Resort . Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and ...

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