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United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As the largest corporate contributor to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Walt Disney World Resort often gets attention for its generous charitable giving–our Cast Members donate nearly $3 million annually to the organization and we serve as the host and sponsor of the annual Chef’s Gala event. What is ...
Students Gain Leadership Skills from Service Academy Grads – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The US Air Force Academy Way of Life Alumni Group hosted the Service Academy Graduates Super Reunion II at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort August 8-11, 2012. The Super Reunion II conference honored service academy graduates who broke race and color barriers in their professional career and community. The ...
Disney Receives Gold Autism Award – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15 – Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts was awarded the Gold Autism Award earlier this month by The United Kingdom Autism Foundation for its efforts supporting and accommodating autistic guests. The Gold Autism Award, accepted by Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing, ...
MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Inspires Careers – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2012— While football is at the center of the upcoming MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the annual event is more than just a game for two Disney Cast Members. It was the spark that inspired them to follow their dreams and land careers at Walt Disney World. A passion ...
Designed by Kids, Built by Volunteers – ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 — Inspired by Disney Cruise Line’s nautical theme, local children were able to help draw and design their dream playground as part of a healthier living initiative in the City of Rockledge. Children, community residents and the ROC Foundation (Rockledge Recreation Open-Space and Conservation Foundation) met with organizers from Disney ...
Disney Helps Write Story of New Library – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug 15, 2012 – Walt Disney World donated $150,000 to the Osceola Board of County Commissioners for its public library project in Celebration, giving residents of West Osceola access to a greater number of books, computers and other public resources. The library, already under construction and expected to open early next ...
Disney Cast Members Donate Record 3.1 Million School Supplies, 13,000 Backpacks to Central Florida Students – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 – School superintendents from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties today joined Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Mouse to celebrate a record 3.1 million supplies and 13,000 backpacks that are on the way to students across Central Florida. The supplies, all donated by Disney Cast Members and Walt ...
Family Day at Disney in Support of Education – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2012 – Disney’s Back-to-School Supply Drive was in full swing this weekend as Cast Members brought their spouses, siblings and children to help sort thousands of items that will soon be delivered to schools across Central Florida. This year’s “Family Day” is part of the Back-to-School initiative that started in ...
Cotton-top Tamarins celebrated at Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012  – While lions may be known as the king of the jungle, a tiny, one-pound monkey will have top billing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Throughout the month of August, guests will be invited to join in activities centered around the cotton-top tamarin, a critically endangered primate from northern ...
Canoe Racers Keep Disney Tradition Alive – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Olympians or not, more than 800 Cast Members on 75 teams paddled their hearts out in the recent Canoe Races of the World event–commonly referred to as C.R.O.W–in Magic Kingdom. Surrounding Tom Sawyer’s Island on the Rivers of America, the racers started near Country Bears Jamboree, passing by Big Thunder Mountain ...

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