Update: 10pm – Hearing that tomorrow night’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled, but Disney is still planning to keep the parks open on Thursday. Sounds like they’ll play it by ear on Friday based on how much, if any, damage there is. Taken… Read More »Walt Disney World Hurricane Matthew Update
The Walt Disney Company has a long history of supporting the Military. You may be aware that Disney even supports a resort, Shades of Green, that is dedicated just to military families. Disney may be the most magical reason military families visit Orlando, but now… Read More »Disney to helps open Welcome Center with USO for military families at OIA
If you’re a fan of fine food in Central Florida then you’ve no doubt heard of husband and wife chefs James and Julie Petrakis. They’ve made a big culinary splash with their Winter Park, Fl restaurants Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig for which… Read More »“The Polite Pig” expands Central Florida culinary genius to Disney Springs
The Walt Disney World resort made a surprise donation of $500,000 to the Homeless Impact Fund to help share the joy of the holiday season and care for families in need. The Fund, which represents the largest commitment to housing for the homeless in Central… Read More »Holiday donation of $500,000 given to Central Florida Homeless Impact Fund by Walt Disney World
Monday was a big day in Central Florida when representatives of 102 local community focused groups took center stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Walt Disney World awarded more than $4.5 million in Disney Grants. These gifts will enable the organizations to play an even stronger supporting role for more than 250,000 Central Florida children and their families.
Through the support provided by Disney’s signature giving program, the grants will help local organizations build children’s character, encourage creativity and promote economic development throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties. This year’s grant recipients offer an array of programs, including learning and reading camps, arts enrichment and furniture and clothes for families in need.
“Disney Grant recipients work tirelessly to build a better future for Central Florida and share Disney’s values of investing in children and families,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World. “For more than 43 years, we’ve joined with other local organizations to strengthen our community because we believe we’re better together.”
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With nearly 75,000 Cast Members who call Central Florida home, the Walt Disney World Resort has a significant stake in the success of Central Florida as a community. As such they’re committed to making a difference in the community. In 2014, that commitment added up to a record $37.9 million in Disney’s cash and in-kind donations aimed at strengthening local children and families.
“Here at Walt Disney World Resort, our Cast Members are honored to give back to the community in a variety of ways – from supporting our schools to grants for local nonprofits to the countless hours our VoluntEARS devote to the causes close to their hearts,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of corporate citizenship for Walt Disney World Resort.
The list of support Disney provides is long. Below are just a few examples:
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Ever wonder where the coins you toss into Disney World’s many fountains and wishing wells end up? They become donations to Central Florida nonprofit organizations that help children in need. A few of the fountains are dedicated to a specific organization, Give Kids The World,… Read More »How your ‘wishes’ become dreams come true for children
The annual CANstruction Orlando event once again brought out the best in Disney’s design team and all for a good cause. These fantastic and large sculptures use nothing but cans of food and ingenuity to make some amazing art. And, when the display comes down,… Read More »Disney VoluntEARS make Can Sculptures for a Good Cause