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Corporate Citizenship Focus – The Walt Disney World Resort’s corporate citizenship mission is to strengthen the Central Florida community, with a focus on children, through our special brand of magic. We cultivate strong relationships with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to better understand their needs We seek to influence outcomes and make the greatest impact through contributions of money, ...
Newborn Elephant Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 – The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got just a little larger with the birth of a baby calf. Weighing 311 pounds, the male African elephant was welcomed into the group by his mother Vasha, 10 herd members and a team of animal care professionals assisting with ...
Cast Members Perform Benefit Concerts for Performing Arts Center – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 25, 2011 – Hoping to hit a high note for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra – a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 talented Walt Disney World Resort cast members – performed a series of six concerts in July and August benefiting the Dr. Phillips Center for the ...
La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Bravos at Downtown Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 19, 2011 –  This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international ...
Disney Helps Local Students Start School with Essentials – Cast Members Give More Than 2.1 Million School Supplies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 18, 2011) – Giving local students the tools they need to start the school year with confidence, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected a record 2.1 million school supplies during their annual back-to-school supply drive. The donations, ranging from pencils to ...
Disney VoluntEARS Help Coalition for the Homeless Keep Cool in Summer – LAKE BUENA VISTA., Fla. Aug. 17, 2011 – When more than 80 air conditioning units at the Coalition for the Homeless recently needed service this summer, Disney VoluntEARS were quick to lend a helping hand to ensure the Coalition kept cool for those who work and stay there.   Coalition for the Homeless is more than ...
Disney-Sponsored Book Club Helps Young Readers Thrive – ORLANDO, Fla., (August 16, 2011)— More than 300 local students are discovering ways to make reading more fun by taking part in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club. The club is helping increase leisure reading among 5th through 8th grade students both online and through weekly programs at the Walt Disney World Clubhouse branch of Boys ...
Disney Executive Elected Vice-Chair for Association of Zoos and Aquariums – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 5, 2011) — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., has been elected to serve as the vice-chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) board of directors.   Founded in 1924, the AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the ...
Disney’s Wish-Granting Program – The Disney® Wish Program is a collaboration between the Walt Disney World® Resort and non-profit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to visit our vacation kingdom. Nearly 7,000 wishes were granted last year at the Walt Disney World Resort, and countless memories are created with ...
Chiquita and Walt Disney World Resort Announce Multi-Year Alliance to Offer Fresh, Healthy Chiquita and Fresh Express Products to Disney Guests – Agreement Links Companies with Long History of Quality Products & Services   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 29, 2011) – Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB) and Walt Disney World Resort announced an agreement today that will bring premium, healthy fresh Chiquita® and Fresh Express® products to a number of retail points at Walt Disney World ...

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