‘Making a Difference’ Category

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Disney VoluntEARS Build Playground for Lakeland Kids – The spirit of volunteerism filled the Boys & Girls Club of Lakeland on April 28, as Orlando and Tampa-based Disney VoluntEARS converged to build a playground at the facility with the help of the KaBOOM! organization and Girls, Inc. The spirit of volunteerism filled the Boys & Girls Club of Lakeland on April 28, as ...
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 ...
Walt Disney World Resort Earns Top Honors for $5.7 Million Donation to Heart of Florida United Way – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 9, 2012 – Walt Disney World, through a corporate matching gift from The Walt Disney Company Foundation and a hefty donation from Cast Members, announced a $5.7 million contribution to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) to the surprise of an audience of community leaders, volunteers and nonprofit organizations at a special ”All-Star” ...
Disney Dreamers & Doers Celebrates 18 Shining Stars – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 5, 2012 – With a prize patrol and special awards in tow, Mickey Mouse visited local schools this week to recognize 18 students in the five-county area as Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars. Disney Dreamers & Doers recognizes students throughout Central Florida who serve as role models at school, at ...
Disney Announces Heroes Work Here – a Company-Wide Initiative To Hire, Train and Support Military Veterans – “Heroes Work Here. Employ excellence. Hire veterans.” KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 13, 2012 – Today at The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) Annual Shareholder meeting in Kansas City, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger announced Heroes Work Here, a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans. The new program continues ...
Disney Characters Make the Rounds with a Special Dose of Magic – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 – Drawing wisdom from Mary Poppins, a dedicated team of Disney Cast Members is using a dose of Disney magic much like “a spoonful of sugar” to help the medicine go down. Throughout the year, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team ventures into local hospitals to spread cheer ...
Disney Cast Members Stitch Together Gifts of Love – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 – Bringing warmth and happiness, Walt Disney World BlanketEARs are sprinkling a little extra pixie dust throughout the community by knitting and crocheting items for donation to various charitable organizations in and around Central Florida. Established in 2007, the BlanketEARs started out as a small group that would ...
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Reveals New Details on Jobs, Opening Dates and Icons – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 10, 2011 – The first wing of the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will open to Guests on May 31, 2012, as construction on the 25th resort hotel at Walt Disney World continues on schedule. In size and scope, the construction of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a ...
2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine Grant Recipients –  By May 21, Walt Disney World Resort distributed $1.5 million to 59 organizations throughout Central Florida who closely aligned to its goal of improving children’s lives focusing on one or more of the following areas:  creativity & innovation, compassionate neighbor, and caring for ourselves, our community, our world.  Creativity & Innovation ($620,000): Boys & Girls ...

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