Year after year, Disney VoluntEARS participate in a number of regular events. One of the events they most look forward to is the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. This past weekend more than 5,000 Cast Members teamed up to bowl for a cause at the annual Junior… Read More »Disney Cast Members Raise $250,000 for Non-Profit in Bowl-A-Thon
Long time readers of The Disney Blog may remember that I worked at Give Kids The World from 2005 to 2009. As you might expect, it was rewarding work making once in a lifetime dreams come true for children. Unfortunately, life-threatening illnesses don’t go away when the economy tanks and the need for GKTW Village remains.
Last week, I was invited back to tour the village as part of Blogger Bash 2013. A group of about 50 bloggers, some coming in from other states, were able to see many of the resort’s features and experience a little of what the GKTW’s many thousands of volunteers provide on a daily basis.
The families that visit Give Kids The World are given the chance to escape from the troubles & treatments that surround them as they face the challenge of overcoming a life threatening illness in one of their children. A stay at GKTW Village is free for the family and includes tickets to Central Florida’s best attractions, meals at the Village, and so much more.Read More »Give Kids The World Invites Bloggers for Tour
A welcome update on the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) from Beth Stevens, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Environment and Conservation and former Disney’s Animal Kingdom Vice President. The DWCF has officially issued more than 1000 grants since it first started in 1995. 150… Read More »Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Celebrates 1000th Grant
While no where near as physically exhausting as the Canoe boat races, the ‘it’s a small world’ rubber duck race has gained its own cast member allure in the 5 years its been running. Cast members sponsor and decorate their ducks and then race them… Read More »The Happiest Rubber Duck Race on Earth Raises Money for Children
Ever wonder what happened to Dumbo after the circus closed? He grew up and went to work as a spokes-elephant for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Here’s video of him landing at an airport and making the point that you should think twice before… Read More »Dumbo All Grown Up
Big props go to the group of 50 Disney VoluntEARs who combined their excitement for Walt Disney Animation’s latest film with their enthusiasm for volunteer work by building a “Wreck-It Ralph” CANstruction for Second Harvest Food Bank in Central Florida. At the end of the… Read More »Cast Members Build Wreck-It Ralph out of Canned Food for a Good Cause
Disney VoluntEARS do a lot of excellent work in the community. When I worked at Give Kids The World I had the opportunity to meet many of them who donated their time to make a difference in the life of a chi.d. Cast Member Brian… Read More »VoluntEAR recognized for work at Give Kids The World Village
I worked at a national non-profit located in Central Florida that received millions of dollars in grants and in-kind support from Walt Disney World. It’s cast members were also some of the most generous with their volunteer time. But it’s not just the large non-profits… Read More »Disney World Offering Grants to Central Florida Nonprofits