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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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  • The National Women Business Owners Corporation Honors WDW Resort’s Supplier Diversity Excellence

    Lake Forrest, Fla., July 5, 2011 – The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) honors July, 2011 Supplier Diversity Managers of the Month, Matt Thursman and Mary Lynn Netzel of The Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL. The NWBOC honors individuals in the supplier diversity field who go above and beyond to see that […]

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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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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Marks 10 Years of Conservation Leadership

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 17, 2011 – While guests may visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to experience the more than 200 animals from 30 different species roaming across 46 lush acres, the generosity of those guests has also funded conservation projects that extend far beyond the savannahs of the resort hotel. Since Disney’s Animal […]

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  • 10th Annual Youth Leadership Summit

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2011 – The Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Education and Prevention Department hosted the 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This day-long conference was hosted by the Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs, Walt Disney World Community Relations and Minority Business Development. The summit provided 191 […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Mentor Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

    Local High School Senior Finds His Voice and Shares His Uplifting Story   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 11, 2011- Recently named the “State of Florida Youth of the Year,” Ahkeem Hollimon credits support from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Tupperware Brands Branch and several Disney VoluntEARS for helping make his dream come […]

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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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