LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 - Four non-profit organizations that serve Osceola County are planning to spread some magic and make dreams come true with the help of Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Grants. The recipients of the 2006 grants were announced today in front of
In total, Walt Disney World Co. awarded more than $700,000 in grants to 38
“It is a privilege for Walt Disney World to support our community organizations that demonstrate such a deep dedication to improving the lives of children in
Two organizations received awards named for former Disney executives who have made significant contributions to the community.
The Bob Allen Outstanding Community Service Award honors the late Bob Allen, who started his career at
The Dianna Morgan Children’s Champion Award is in honor of Dianna Morgan, a children’s advocate who forged relationships among Disney, community members and leaders throughout
Other recipients serving
- Osceola County Council on Aging, Inc. – $20,000
Neptune Middle School
- Community Vision, Inc. – $10,400
- The Transition House, Inc. – $3,500
Each year, Walt Disney World Co. mails grant applications to non-profit organizations throughout
Formerly known as the Community Service Awards, the program was renamed in 2002 to reflect the company’s community focus on building better futures for children. Since 1972, Walt Disney World Co. has awarded more than $8 million to benefit local non-profit organizations through the program.
In 2005 alone, Walt Disney World Resort donated $23.2 million in cash and in-kind support to the community. Walt Disney World Cast Members also volunteered more than 203,198 hours to benefit local non-profit organizations.