Developing a joy of reading in today’s youth is a key part of ensuring future generations can lead the world with the wisdom and problem solving abilities it takes to improved living conditions around the globe. Disney, known for its imaginative storytelling, sees a key… Read More »Walt Disney World donates 40,000 Disney books to Central Florida educators, children, and families
$20,000 in coins tossed into Walt Disney World wishing wells and fountains go to support foster care teens
The tossing of a coin into a fountain or wishing well is a simple gesture tied to a wish with big results for Central Florida children. Your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are periodically collected by Walt Disney World then donated to nonprofit organizations. In… Read More »$20,000 in coins tossed into Walt Disney World wishing wells and fountains go to support foster care teens
While some may complain that Disneyland, with its fireworks and heavy traffic, isn’t a real community player in Anaheim. But when you consider the taxes they generate and the donations they make to local non-profits and schools, there’s little doubt to the company’s commitment. Then… Read More »Disneyland gives half-million to Anaheim to plus public parks
With a 60 year legacy of being an important community member of Anaheim and Orange County the Disneyland Resort takes seriously its role of corporate responsibility. In 2015, they contributed over $19 million in donations (cash and in-kind) and grants to local nonprofits and charities.… Read More »Disneyland Resort Donates nearly $19 Million to Local Community in 2015
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?
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