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Cast Members Dress Bears in Holiday Best for Children In Need – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 – Creativity and generosity recently came together to give Central Florida kids 920 reasons to smile. These smiles represent the response to the 920 uniquely costumed teddy bears designed by Cast Members from around Walt Disney WorldResort for the Salvation Army’s Dress-A-Bear program. The initiative provides a Disney Bear ...
Disney Sponsors 16th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2013 – A mobile technology firm,­ pediatric medical practice and the retired owners of a grocery story were among the honorees recognized during the 16th annual Don Quijote Awards Gala hosted by Walt Disney World Resort . Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and ...
Disney VoluntEARS Help Spread Cheer with 36,000 Toys for Kids – Community Hope Center receives $30,000 surprise gift LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 – This holiday season, Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members are spreading some extra cheer around Central Florida with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families ...
Duffy Bears Bring Smiles to Adopted Children – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 27, 2013 - It was a ‘bear-y’ special National Adoption Day last Saturday for 30 children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who were joined to their forever families. As part of the adoption ceremonies, each child received a Duffy Bear to take with back to his or her new home. From toddlers ...
Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, ...
Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each ...
Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for ...
Golden Dragon Awards at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Celebrates Diversity – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2013 – Courage, diversity and service were the themes during the fourth annual Golden Dragon Awards event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Organized by the Asian American Chamber of Central Florida, the awards recognize the region’s champions of diversity and service. The Golden Dragon Award is the chamber’s highest honor and recognizes ...
Disney Sponsors HBIF Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa – TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) recently hosted their annual Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa. The signature fundraising event brought more than 300 government, business and community leaders together to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Hispanic-owned small businesses.   Sponsored in part by Walt Disney Parks and ...
Disney Hosts Annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., October 5, 2013 – More than 400 community and business leaders gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala. The event recognizes business leaders and companies for contributions that align with the Central Florida Urban League’s four areas of empowerment: youth development, economic ...

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