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[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Work to Spread Holiday Cheer

Disney VoluntEARS are continuing to spread holiday cheer around the world.
Disney Cruise Line recently hosted holiday outreach visits in St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The VoluntEARS on the ships distributed gifts to more than 500 children while the Disney characters greeted the kids.
The DCL visits were co-hosted with the local ministries of tourism as a way to give back to the ports that the Disney Cruise Line ships visit throughout the year.
Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS partnered with The Mission Continues for a special event at the Boys & …

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[24 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Share Holiday Cheer Around the World

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Disney VoluntEARS have been spreading magical holiday cheer all around the globe.
Disneyland Resort VoluntEARS worked to decorate a 38-foot long CHOC-olate Yule Log to bring cheer to 400 kids and their families at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
The event also included a visit from Mickey Mouse, Olaf balloons, reindeer games, and a giant gingerbread house.
VoluntEARS from Hong Kong Disneyland visited the Siu Lam Hospital with Mickey and Minnie Mouse where they sang to and danced with the patients. The …

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[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Build Playground for Veterans’ Families

Disney VoluntEARS – including Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger – worked to transform an empty lot into a new play area for veterans’ families.
The 140 Disney VoluntEARS worked alongside volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, Heroes Work Here veterans, Golden Oak Ranch staff members, local Santa Calrita, California residents, and organizers from KaBOOM! to build the playground on a campus that is home to veterans’ families.
The design of the playground was based on drawings from kids in the community and the drawings were inspired by their favorite ways to play.
The new …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Creating Handmade Gifts for Central Florida Hospitals

A special group of Disney VoluntEARS are creating handmade items to donate to Central Florida hospitals and other organizations.
The BlanketEARS started up in 2007 when the group would get together once a week to knit caps for soldiers who were overseas. The group is much bigger now and they use their time and talent to create knit, crochet, and sew baby hats, pet mats, quilts, and more.
Each month the BlanketEARS pack up their handmade creations and send them to Central Florida hospitals and community organizations including the Orlando Day Nursery, …

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[3 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Give Back to Communities Around the World

Disney VoluntEARS have been hard at work on projects and events around the world.
In Argentina the VoluntEARS were joined by children at Garrahan Hospital for a screening of the film Violetta in Concert. This special event was part of a program that bring Disney theatrical releases into children’s hospitals.
On the other side of the world, the Disney English Academic Training Team was honored as the 2014 Disney VoluntEARS Team of the Year in China for their contributions to the Rainbow Bridge Project.
As part of the project VoluntEARS helped rural English …

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[9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Build a new Playground for Kids in Central Florida

Disney VoluntEARS recently spent a weekend afternoon building a new playground in the town of Oakland, Florida, providing a safe place to play for the town’s children.
The 125 Disney VoluntEARS worked alongside a KaBOOM! construction crew and representatives from the Town of Oakland and the Oakland Nature Preserve to build the playground.
In less than six hours the volunteer crews placed 48,600 square feet of safety surface and assembled the playground equipment.
“Disney VoluntEARS are proud to help build this place of fun and fitness, where children and families can learn, play …

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Raise Money for Junior Achievement of Central Florida at Three-Day Bowl-A-Thon

Recently more than 5,000 Disney VoluntEARS teamed up to bowl for a cause in the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon.
The event raised nearly $250,000 for Junior Achievement of Central Florida. The money will go toward helping thousands of local kids understand finances and the economy.
The Walt Disney World Resort and its cast members have supported Junior Achievement’s mission for the past 17 years, and have raised nearly $3.7 million in that time.
“JA is so very proud to be working with Disney VoluntEARS again this year,” said Kathy Panter, President of Junior …

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[21 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Spread Holiday Cheer around the World

Disney VoluntEARS have been celebrating 30 years of service this year, and during this holiday season they have been continuing to donate their time around the world.
Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS collected and donated more than 32,000 new toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The toys, games, and books will be given to children in Orange and Seminole counties in Central Florida.
On the other side of the world, cast members from Shanghai Disney Resort and Imagineers visited a local children’s hospital where they made holiday …

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[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Spread Holiday Cheer with 36,000 Toys for Kids in Central Florida

The Walt Disney World Resort and its cast members are working hard to make the holidays a little more magical for families in Central Florida.
The cast member VoluntEARS have collected and donated more than 36,000 new toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots to benefit kids in Orange and Seminole counties.
VoluntEARS have also given more than 6,000 hours helping the Marines register families for the annual giving campaign, in addition to sorting and packing the toys.
“Through these combined efforts, we hope thousands of children in Central Florida …

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[4 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Central Florida Classrooms | ]
Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Central Florida Classrooms

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Disney VoluntEARS are helping kids in central Florida learn more about Hispanic culture with the aid of a new bilingual book.
The book – Rubia and the Three Osos – is written in English with some Spanish words and is the retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Disney cast members are reading the book in classroom and learning centers around central Florida.
Cast members from the Walt Disney World Resort have participated in VoluntEAR opportunities as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration …