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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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  • Chef’s Gala Serves Up More Than $185K for Heart of Florida United Way

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 1, 2011 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments recently joined forces at Walt Disney World Resort for the 19th Annual Chef’s Gala, the premier fundraiser for the Heart of Central Florida United Way (HFUW). Event organizers say the tasteful event raised more than $185,000 for Central […]

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives National Recognition

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2011 – Walt Disney World Resort congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida on achieving Gold Standard Award status, and being one of three Agency of the Year Finalists (large market) as identified by the organization’s Nationwide Leadership Council. Jacquee Wahler, director of internal communications for Walt Disney […]

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  • The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children Begins a New Chapter in Children’s Health Care

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2011 – Featuring the latest in pediatric clinical technology and soothing, kid-friendly environments, today’s opening of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children ushers in a new era of children’s health care. The state-of-the-art facility offers patients a unique experience where kids are the main characters. To mark the momentous […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS

    The Disney VoluntEARS mission is to develop opportunities for Cast Members to contribute their personal time and expertise to make a positive impact on our community while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. Disney VoluntEARS have an annual opportunity to be recognized for community service efforts with “Ears To You” cash […]

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