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  • Disney Cast Members Raise Funds, Heart Rate for Great Cause

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 – More than 1,100 Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort awoke before sunrise on a recent Saturday for the Orlando Start! Heart Walk. They laced up their walking shoes to show support for the American Heart Association and help raise nearly $49,000 for research and education to help […]

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  • Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Distributes $2 Million In 2011

    National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, the Jane Goodall Institute and World Wildlife Fund are among the more than 70 nonprofit organizations to benefit from the largest annual grants distribution to date Burbank, Calif., September 21, 2011 – The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) awarded $2 million to conservation projects around the globe in 2011, […]

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  • Corporate Citizenship Focus

    The Walt Disney World Resort’s corporate citizenship mission is to strengthen the Central Florida community, with a focus on children, through our special brand of magic. We cultivate strong relationships with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to better understand their needs We seek to influence outcomes and make the greatest impact through contributions of money, […]

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  • Newborn Elephant Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 – The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got just a little larger with the birth of a baby calf. Weighing 311 pounds, the male African elephant was welcomed into the group by his mother Vasha, 10 herd members and a team of animal care professionals assisting with […]

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  • Cast Members Perform Benefit Concerts for Performing Arts Center

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 25, 2011 – Hoping to hit a high note for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra – a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 talented Walt Disney World Resort cast members – performed a series of six concerts in July and August benefiting the Dr. Phillips Center for the […]

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  • Disney Helps Local Students Start School with Essentials

    Cast Members Give More Than 2.1 Million School Supplies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 18, 2011) – Giving local students the tools they need to start the school year with confidence, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected a record 2.1 million school supplies during their annual back-to-school supply drive. The donations, ranging from pencils to […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Help Coalition for the Homeless Keep Cool in Summer

    LAKE BUENA VISTA., Fla. Aug. 17, 2011 – When more than 80 air conditioning units at the Coalition for the Homeless recently needed service this summer, Disney VoluntEARS were quick to lend a helping hand to ensure the Coalition kept cool for those who work and stay there.   Coalition for the Homeless is more than […]

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  • Disney-Sponsored Book Club Helps Young Readers Thrive

    ORLANDO, Fla., (August 16, 2011)— More than 300 local students are discovering ways to make reading more fun by taking part in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club. The club is helping increase leisure reading among 5th through 8th grade students both online and through weekly programs at the Walt Disney World Clubhouse branch of Boys […]

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  • Disney’s Wish-Granting Program

    The Walt Disney Company has a long legacy of supporting children in need, dating back to the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955. Through our Disney Wish program, we work with nonprofit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Every year, we proudly fulfill more than 8,000 wishes, providing kids and their […]

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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates White Rhino Birth in Uganda

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 20, 2011 – Nande, a 12-year-old female white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth June 4 to a healthy female calf at the Ziwa Sanctuary in Uganda. The baby, named Malaika (“angel” in Swahili), is the first female white rhino born in Uganda in more than 30 years.   […]

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