Disney fans in and around New York City on April 18th, can enjoy some Disney music, have a great time, and help support a great cause down in Greenwich Village. The Disney Cover-Band The Little Mermen head the line up at Webster Hall with proceeds… Read More »New York City Charity Benefit Featuring The Little Mermen
Big news for Central Florida non-profits, Walt Disney World has awarded $3.8 million in Disney Grants to dozens of community groups that will positively impact the lives of more than 85,000 children in the coming year. Here’s a little secret. As cool as that is,… Read More »Disney World awards $3.8 Million in Grants to Positively Impact Central Florida children
Give Kids The World is introducing a new event this year. The “O’Town Mac Down,” is a mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23rd. It will be fun for the whole family and support a great cause – Give Kids… Read More »A Delicious Way to Support Give Kids The World – O-Town Mac Down
Disney’s cast members are known for their excellent guest service, but did you know they also donate a significant amount of time and money via the VoluntEARs program. The holiday season VoluntEARs brings extra cheer to Central Florida non-profits with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families in Osceola County and countless other efforts across the community. These actions reflect Disney’s ongoing support to help local organizations that aim to brighten the lives of children and families.
During this past month, Cast Members have collected and donated thousands of new toys, games, books and plush dolls to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots to benefit children in Orange and Seminole counties. In addition to collecting toys, Disney VoluntEARS have also given more than 6,000 hours to help the Marines register families for the annual giving campaign and sort and pack the toys.
“Through these combined efforts, we hope thousands of children in Central Florida will be surprised by at least one present during the holidays,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “We also hope that by giving their own time, Cast Members will inspire their children, family members and friends to remember kids of all ages during this season of sharing.”
The annual toy drive’s national campaign also received $200,000 from The Walt Disney Company as part of Disney’s long-standing support to the organization—which dates back to 1947 when Walt Disney designed the original Toys for Tots logo that is still used today.Read More »Disney VoluntEARS Deliver 36,000 Toys to Toys for Tots Charity
Disney may not play host to the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network event in October any more, but that doesn’t mean Disney has dropped its relationship with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). This last week Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri of Syracuse, NY, joined members… Read More »Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri visits Walt Disney World
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
You know how some days you’re feeling a bit down and then a story comes along and picks you up. Well today I learned the story of a nine-year-old inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie “Brave” to go bald for childhood cancer research! When a child… Read More »One 9-year old is very Brave in the fight against Childhood Cancer
There will be 35,000 local kids whose Christmas holiday is a little brighter this year because Disney World and its cast members united to donate to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The brand new toys, games, books and plush dolls… Read More »Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Donate 35,000 Toys to Local Kids