Disney Vacation Club continues to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. At a recent exclusive performance of Disney’s hit Broadway musical Aladdin for DVC members, the Genie stepped outside his standard three-wish limit to grant a special wish for children who are battling life-threatening illnesses in their… Read More »Disney Vacation Club combines forces with Broadway’s Aladdin to announce Make-A-Wish donation
With a new movie coming out based on Disney’s original animated classic “The Jungle Book,” now’s a great time for some YouTube sensations to chime in with their take on the movie. One of the best I’ve seen is a cover of “I Wanna Be… Read More »Videopolis: Phyllis Herman covers “I Wanna be Like You” from Disney’s The Jungle Book
As Central Florida’s largest employer, Walt Disney World does not take lightly its responsibility to the community in which it operates. Each year it donates millions of dollar of cash and in-kind goods and services to local non-profits and charities. They’ve just released their total… Read More »Walt Disney World donates record $44 million to Central Florida charities in 2015
Disney VoluntEARS recently became hunger heroes after entering CANstruction Orlando, an event focused on a good cause feeding the hungry. They spent many hours designing and then stacking layers of 7,500 cans of mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, fruits and other food items to form a… Read More »Disney Cast Members become hunger heroes at latest CANstruction event.
You can’t have successful students without the tools it takes to learn in the classroom. Walt Disney World’s VoluntEARS know that and recently conducted a supply drive to help over 100,000 Central Florida students get the school year started right. Supplies like notebooks, pencils, pens,… Read More »Walt Disney World cast members donate $866,000 worth of school supplies to local students
With “it’s a small world” down for an extended refurbishment, Disneyland Paris has an opportunity to collect all the coins that were ritually thrown in the water ways and fountains by guests. Last Monday Cast Members and Disney VoluntEARS were fitted with boots, shovels, brooms… Read More »What happens to all those coins you toss in fountains at Disney?
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