Releases in ‘Making a Difference’ Category

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KaBOOM! Play Together Tour Powered by Disney Parks Closes the Curtain in Kissimmee – KISSIMMEE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 – Central Florida families converged on Mill Run Park in Kissimmee, Fla. to celebrate the final stop on the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks. The six-city journey across America provided fun-filled family play events to inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. ...
Disney Cast Members Step Up for Healthy Hearts at 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 – More than 450 Disney Cast Members stepped up for the American Heart Association (AHA) at the 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, held Saturday at the University of Central Florida’s Memory Mall. Cast Members from throughout Central Florida helped the AHA make strides in its fight against heart ...
Football, Fans and Fun Score Big Win at 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 2, 2014 – Though the North Carolina A&T Aggies triumphed over their rival Alabama A&M Bulldogs at this weekend’s MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the real winners were the thousands of fans who came to Central Florida to cheer on their favorite team during this annual celebration of diversity, higher ...
A Close-Knit Band of Disney VoluntEARS Create Gift of Love – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Sept 14, 2014—Spreading a little extra pixie dust, dozens of dedicated Disney VoluntEARS meet nearly everyday putting their hands and hearts together to knit, crochet and stitch handmade baby caps, scarves, pillowcases and blankets for newborns, children and others in Central Florida. Also known as BlanketEARs, the close-knit group of Cast ...
Disney Chefs VoluntEAR at new Homeless Facility – ORLANDO, Fla. Aug. 29, 2014 -Chefs from Walt Disney World Resort whipped up some delicious meals and were among the first to pepper their culinary expertise with the residents of the new Men’s Service Center at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is the largest ...
Recycling Initiative at Disney Benefits Local Nonprofit Group – ORLANDO, Fla. Aug. 29, 2014 – Walt Disney World Resort recently started donating mattresses and box springs to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, which will recycle the materials, creating jobs for clients they serve. Starting with 50 mattresses and box springs from Disney’s All-Star Resort in August, the project will expand to other Disney ...
Disney Cast Members, HBCU Advocates Provide Higher Ed Insight to Local Students during HBCU College Information Fair – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2014 – As they look to the future, 100 students from Edgewater High School see the college experience through a new lens following today’s HBCU College Information Fair. As part of the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney, the college fair was designed to familiarize students with Historically Black Colleges and ...
Disney VoluntEARS Celebrate Teachers at A Gift for Teaching Shopping Event, Donate 2.5 Million Back-to-School Supplies – ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 8, 2014 – As teachers across Central Florida prepare to ring the bell opening a new school year, Mickey Mouse and VoluntEARS from Walt Disney World Resort provided a ringing endorsement for the community’s educators today – 2.5 million back-to-school supplies and cash donations benefiting more than 70,000 local students. Disney VoluntEARS visited ...
“Frozen” Sisters Elsa and Anna Welcome Girls, Inc. to Celebrate National Sisters Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2014 – To celebrate National Sisters Day, Walt Disney World Resort welcomed a group of strong, smart and bold Central Florida girls to share the spirit of sisterhood with two like-minded Disney heroines – Elsa and Anna. Highlighting the friendship and empowerment of sisterhood – a theme of the ...
Disney VoluntEARS Earn More Than $1 Million for Hundreds of Local Nonprofits – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug 1, 2014 – Disney VoluntEARS spend countless hours on community initiatives such as mentoring students, organizing donations at local food banks and advancing adult literacy. In recognition of their service, Walt Disney World Resort is giving more than $1 million to Central Florida nonprofits through the company’s EARS to You ...

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