Disney World VoluntEARS Support Food Bank with “Incredibles” CANstruction

Cast Members from Disney Design & Engineering participated in the annual design competition, CANstruction Orlando, which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The theme this year was "Hunger Heroes", so naturally the cast members chose "The Incredibles" as the concept for their sculpture.Disney VoluntEARS stacked 7,500 cans of mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, fruits and other food items in a matter of hours to form some of the title characters from the Disney-Pixar … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort Donates Over $800,000 Worth of School Supplies to Students in Central Florida

For a lot of kids buying school supplies is fun, but it is not so much fun for the families that can't afford to get what they need let alone what they want. Every year Disney VoluntEARS at the Walt Disney World Resort step up and help in a huge way! Thanks to the Back to School Supply Drive, needy students will get over $866,000 worth of school supplies, that includes over 60,000 backpacks.The supplies will distributed by a local organization called A Gift For Teaching. They are a nonprofit … [Read more...]

Disney’s TeamMickey All-Star Baseball Tour kicked off this weekend!

The #TeamMickey All-Star Baseball Tour kicked off this weekend at the St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves game. Here are a few fun photos of the Summer Baseball celebration with members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game” -- Mickey dons his baseball uniform to lead the crowd in some fun!  #TeamMickey All-Star Baseball Tour, launched in St. Louis on Sunday 7/26.Mickey and local members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America celebrate Baseball and … [Read more...]

Disney Honors the Top VoluntEARS of 2015

Mickey Mouse has been surprising and recognizing special groups of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort for their community service efforts in Central Florida last year. To recognize those efforts, Disney honored the top 2015 VoluntEARS of the Year.“Our VoluntEARS are the heart and soul of Disney in the community,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of Corporate Citizenship for Walt Disney World Resort. “Their passion and dedication to nonprofit groups continues to improve the lives of … [Read more...]

Disney and United Arts of Central Florida Bring Live, Local Theater to Emerging Art Lovers

Every eighth grade student in Orange County Public Schools will have their social studies curriculum brought to life onstage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, thanks to a $200,000 donation from Walt Disney World Resort to United Arts of Central Florida.“This special gift will allow our young children – many for the first time – to experience the theater, sparking a potential life-long appreciation for the arts and culture,” said Flora Maria Garcia, president and CEO of … [Read more...]

Disneyland VoluntEARS Build a Playground in Anaheim

In celebration of Disneyland Resort’s 60th anniversary this year, more than 700 volunteers transformed 27-acre Twila Reid Park in west Anaheim. This marks the eighth Orange County KaBOOM! playground built and largest nationwide, providing vibrant play spaces to more than 13,500 kids.“We are proud to join with KaBOOM! to continue Disneyland Resort’s 60-year legacy of giving back to the community,” said Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier. “By creating this playground, we are giving … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS Brightens the Day of Local Foster Kids

Walt Disney World Resort recently helped spread a little sunshine to thousands of local foster children by donating nearly $400,000 worth of new, Disney-branded sunglasses, sandals, tote bags and other items to Community Based Care of Central Florida.As Central Florida’s lead organization overseeing foster care, adoption and child welfare services, Community Based Care will distribute nearly 29,000 items Disney donated to thousands of local children and their families. “For the Disney Cast … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort Donates $37.9 Million to Central Florida Communities

The Walt Disney World Resort is 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 … [Read more...]

Disneyland Resort Castmembers give back to their communities in many ways

 Cast members say that one of the best parts of working for the Disneyland Resort is the encouragement they receive to give back to their communities.This year, Disneyland Resort cast members granted 85 Southern California nonprofit organizations a total of $415,000 in grants through the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund (DVCF). That’s nearly $2.2 million since the program’s inception in 1997!DVCF is funded entirely by cast members through regular payroll deductions or one-time … [Read more...]

Disney Cast Members Step Up for Healthy Hearts at 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk

Disney Cast Members walked this past Saturday in the American Heart Association's 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk. Disney's amazing Cast Members are always volunteering and giving back in their community. It's part of the reason I love Disney so much!Press Release below:More than 450 Disney Cast Members stepped up for the American Heart Association (AHA) at the 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, held Saturday at the University of Central Florida’s Memory Mall. Cast Members from throughout … [Read more...]