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Disney VoluntEARS Raise $950,000 for Central Florida Non-Profits

As the areas largest employer Walt Disney World should be expected to contribute back to the community. In many ways the company and its employees go beyond the call of duty and 2008 was no exception. From serving meals to the homeless to coaching Little League, Disney VoluntEARS dedicated a record 204,000 hours in 2008 toward improving the lives of Central Floridians.

This month, Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating and recognizing these efforts by donating nearly $950,000 to local non-profit organizations supported by Disney VoluntEARS.

“The dedication of our Disney VoluntEARS is absolutely inspiring and is truly making a difference,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “I’m extremely proud that our Cast Members make Central Florida a better place for everyone. Their contributions are helping our community during a time when it’s needed most.”

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Disney World Cast Members donate 20,000 toys to Toys for Tots

Making holiday dreams come true for Central Florida children, thousands of Walt Disney World Cast Members helped Santa by generously collecting new toys for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. A convoy of Marine vehicles arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort to… Read More »Disney World Cast Members donate 20,000 toys to Toys for Tots

Disney World VoluntEARS Help Clean Up Lake Fran in Orlando

More than 200 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS lent their magical touch to the Florida Coastal Cleanup by clearing the shores of Orlando’s Lake Fran of 3,560 pounds of trash and debris. Working with Keep Orlando Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, Disney VoluntEARS represented the largest… Read More »Disney World VoluntEARS Help Clean Up Lake Fran in Orlando

Party with Miley on her Sweet Sixteen and help encourage Youth Volunteerism

Parents get out your wallets. Yep it’s another chance to make the day of your youngster to idolizes Miley Cyrus. And you can feel good that it’s benefiting the great cause of Youth Volunteerism.

Miley Cyrus – star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana” – is turning “Sweet 16” and she’s planning to celebrate it with thousands of her closest friends and fans at the happiest place on earth – Disneyland. Tickets are limited to 5000 and priced at $250 a pop.

Special party zones will be set up and Miley promises to even sing a few songs. Plus Youth Service America will benefit from a significant contribution from the Walt Disney Company. Sounds like a great time!

For information on how to obtain tickets and the full press release go below the cut:
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Disneyland Connects with its Community

Disneyland has released it’s “2007 Connecting with Our Community” report. It details the over $12 million in cash, in-kind donations, and volunteer service that the Disneyland Resort team has contributed and examples of some of the tens of thousands of individuals they’ve helped. Anyway you look at it that’s no Mickey Mouse contribution. Congrats to everyone at Disneyland Resort for this wonderful showing of how much you care.

Please visit www.disneyland.com/publicaffairs to download a copy of the report.

The full press release is below the cut:
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