Releases in ‘Making a Difference’

  • Cast Members Perform 10th Encore Show for Charity

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 16, 2012 – In 2002, a few Walt Disney World Cast Members sharing a passion for artistic expression and a desire to help local charities came together to create magic in a special way — producing cabaret-style productions of Broadway standards. Today, this group of Cast Members, aptly named Encore! […]

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  • Cast Members donate more than 4,000 meals

    More than 4,000 meals will be shared with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a United Way organization, thanks to generous Cast Members who participated in a recent food drive. The drive, which was conducted by the FAMILIES Diversity Resource Group (DRG), in partnership with Walt Disney World Community Relations, collected more than 6,000 pounds of […]

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  • Disney Shares the “Science Behind the Magic”

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL., June 22, 2012— Pixie dust and fantasy make a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, magical. But recently a group of engineers, scientists and astrophysicists saw the magic in a different light during a special “Science Behind the Magic” presentation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Their eye-opening visit was part of NASA’s 25th annual […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS of the Year Recognized by Peers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2012 – As part of the ongoing commitment to volunteerism, Walt Disney World Resort recently recognized its top VoluntEARS with coveted awards and charitable contributions. Cast Members and Mickey Mouse made surprise visits to present Disney’s Animal Kingdom Community Involvement Committee with the VoluntEAR Team of the Year trophy, […]

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  • Urban League Youth Summit Inspires Students to Become Leaders

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 – The Walt Disney Company hosted the 11th annual Central Florida Urban League Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  The conference focused on engaging and empowering 170 students to become positive leaders in their school and communities while focusing on topics relevant to […]

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  • Big Help for Hunger Relief Gets Underway

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 — Disney executives were among a group of community leaders who helped Second Harvest Food Bank break ground on a new $15 million facility that will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. On May 30, the construction of the 100,000-square-foot distribution center got under […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Plant Herbs at Transitional Home

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 – A group of families now can spice up their meals with rosemary, oregano and basil thanks to the work of VoluntEARS from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn who planted and delivered the herbs to the transitional housing facility where they live in Kissimmee. This community effort was initiated by […]

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  • More Than 300 Veterans Participate in Disney Career Expo as Part of Heroes Work Here

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 24, 2012 – Hundreds of military heroes returning to civilian life learned valuable interviewing tips and resume writing techniques from Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort. Today’s career expo attracted more than 300 new veterans to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and was part of the Heroes Work Here initiative. […]

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  • Chef’s Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Support for Heart of Florida United Way

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 23, 2012 - Joining forces to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Central Florida, 24 top chefs from the finest local restaurants served up some of their best creations during the 20th Annual Chef’s Gala. The May 19 event, held at Epcot World Showplace, raised a record $219,175 for the Heart of Florida United […]

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  • Disney to Award Record $1.5 Million to Benefit Central Florida Kids

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2012 – With help from Mickey Mouse and dozens of VoluntEARS, Walt Disney World Resort today kicked off efforts to award a record $1.5 million in Disney Helping Kids Shine grants to 59 organizations that help enrich the lives of Central Florida kids. Organizations and school districts with programs […]

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