For those wondering what’s been going on at the recently closed Rafiki’s Planet Watch section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom? We now know they’re using it for events and it looks pretty good. Earlier this week, the park invited more than 60 Osceola County Public School… Read More »Disney’s Wild About Safety program passes major milestone
Thanksgiving is the season of giving. Yesterday Disney chefs and VoluntEARs took the time from their busy schedules to bring a bit of the magic guests find in the theme parks to others in the Central Florida community by preparing and serving a traditional Thanksgiving… Read More »Disney chefs and VoluntEARs serve Thanksgiving meal at Coalition for the Homeless
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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For over 16 years the Disneyland Resort has been helping local teachers offer improved arts education through a series of grants. A new version of that grand program debuted this year and the Disneyland Resort is now accepting applications from kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in all Orange County school districts for enhanced Disneyland CREATE (Creative Resources Enabling Arts through Education) Grants.
Formerly known as Disneyland Resort Enabling Grants, the CREATE program provides classroom teachers with needed funds for projects, programs and materials that directly support student involvement in the visual and performing arts.
The promotion that aimed to get people volunteering in their local communities in exchange for a free ticket to a Disney theme park has come to a close with the 1 millionth volunteer. Give A Day, Get A Disney Day reached that number in just… Read More »Disney’s Give A Day, Get a Day promotion ends
Keeping the charitable spirit alive year-around, Disney works in tandem with more than 100 local non-profit organizations to make dreams come true throughout Central Florida. As the New Year approaches, charities that share Disney’s commitment to building a better future for local families and children… Read More »Disney World wants Child Charities to Shine
With the spirit of the holidays upon Central Florida, Walt Disney World Resort is sharing how it works with numerous local charitable organizations all year long to spread its magic throughout the community. This is one of the great benefits of being a member of… Read More »WDW Celebrates the Season of Sharing