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
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
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
A great new promotion combining Disney Friends for Change and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) wants you to join in helping to protect fresh water for people and animals around the world. They’ve created the Every Duck Counts campaign and Disney Friends for Change… Read More »Play Where’s My Water for Free and Help Save H2O too
SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica is usually warm and tropical, but for one day only they’re chilling down their wave pool so the brave of heart can experience the “thrill of the chill” by plunging into cold water, while supporting a great cause! Supporters of Special Olympics… Read More »Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Aquatica January 21st
The winter holidays are typically the toughest times for food banks and this year the demand is higher than ever. So it’s great to see Walt Disney World and its cast step up to make a big donation and a pledge of continued support to one of the great food banks here in Central Florida. Yesterday, Minnie Mouse joined Disney VoluntEARS to deliver bushels of green to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the form of a $500,000 gift for the organization’s expansion. Disney also pledged 20,000 pounds of fresh produce during the next year as part of the commitment.
The gift was part of Disney’s efforts to support organizations and programs that make a positive impact on children in the local community and will fund Second Harvest’s “Building Solutions to Hunger” capital campaign. The cash contribution will help the organization build a larger facility so it can accept and distribute significantly more food and reach more Central Floridians in need.
“We’re confident the new facility will help Second Harvest reach even more neighbors in need,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Our goal is to help bring an end to hunger in this community, and we are proud to join with other generous donors to bring this new facility to life,”
Today most of the major news channels covered the story of Tilikum’s return to live performances at SeaWorld Orlando. Tilikum was involved in the tragic death of a trainer just over a year ago. That tragedy resulted in huge changes for the Shamu show at… Read More »Run for Dawn’s Dream on April 16th
Throughout the holiday season and all year long, Walt Disney World Resort works in tandem with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children. As the new year approaches, now is the time for those charities to apply for financial support available… Read More »Disney Grants Help Kids Shine in 2011; Funds Available for Eligible Local Non-Profits