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 amount included funding for programs that offer basic needs assistance, education and youth development, as well as resources for local hunger relief efforts, conservation initiatives and help for U.S. veterans, among others.
“With nearly 70,000 Cast Members who live and work in Central Florida we are committed to helping improve the quality of life in our region,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney Cast Members also supported local community initiatives by donating more than 308,000 hours of service in 2013.