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[30 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Makes Donation to Toys for Tots for the Holidays, Ends 2012 With More Than $292 Million in Donations

A few weeks ago, we let you know about how Disney and its wonderful VoluntEARS donated both toys and their time to the charity Toys for Tots this holiday season. In addition to this generous donation, Disney also announced recently that the company donated $150,000 to the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Foundation.
Of the $150,000 that was donated to the organization, which collects new toys and distributes them to less than fortunate children, $100,000 was specifically allocated to help children that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition …

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[18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Donates $250,000 for Disaster Relief for Pets

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Disney has aided in the hurricane relief effort through corporate donations and persuading others to donate through ABC’s Day of Giving. Now, Disney has given another disaster relief donation, this time to help the hurricane’s animal victims. This week, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which will help to rescue animals from disasters and help IFAW and its partners prepare their personnel for emergencies.
“After a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy, communities are faced with a shortage of …

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[3 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Donate $2 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

In light of the recent destruction to the Northeast that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Walt Disney Company announced this week that the company will be making a generous $2 million donation to support Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding.
“It’s hard to fathom the utter devastation from this storm,” said Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. “Thousands of people in the hurricane’s path lost everything and face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together. We hope this helps provide immediate aid …

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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Donates $150 Thousand to Osceola County for Library

Yesterday, Osceola County received a generous $150,000 donation from Walt Disney World that will be used to construct the West Osceola Branch library.
Commissioner Michael Harford said:
On behalf of Osceola County I would like to express our appreciation for this donation. For many years, the residents of Celebration have demonstrated their love for public libraries and the contributions that they make to their community. In the early days they even went so far as to start their own small, community library, staffed completely by local volunteers. Now …

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[8 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney World Cast Members Hosting School Supply Drive for Central Florida Schools

On Thursday, Walt Disney World cast members will be donating thousands of school supplies to Central Florida schools.
This back-to-school supply drive will be held at the Disney Distribution Center at 10 a.m., where superintendents from Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and Polk counties will attend as school buses from each district are loaded up with school supplies. Mickey Mouse and his familiar pals will also be on hand to help with the collection of donated supplies.
Disney has hosted these supply drives since 2005 in order to give students the tools they …

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[7 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Donates Lightning McQueen Power Wheels to Local Nonprofits

Children at ten nonprofits in Southern California recently got a dose of Disney magic, thanks to a recent donation by the Disneyland Resort. This week, Disneyland donated thirty of their special Lightning McQueen Power Wheels to the local nonprofits, which include the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange County Ronald McDonald House, and the Anaheim Family YMCA.
These special race cars are now bringing fun and excitement to children at the nonprofits each day. The special Power Wheels are equipped with race car sounds, phrases from Disney/Pixar’s Cars films, and even …

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[18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cruise Line Donates $250,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Last Friday, Disney Cruise Line celebrated the arrival of its newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, to Port Canaveral with a donation of $250,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. A special check presentation from Disney Cruise Line to the organization was held onboard the ship, and children from the Boys & Girls Clubs were invited onto the Disney Fantasy to discover some of the magical details and children’s play areas that this brand-new ship has to offer.
The donation will assist in the development of a brand new Boys …

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[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Central Florida Charities Benefit from Marathoners’ Donations

Ever wonder what happens to the shirts that runners discard during a race?  At Walt Disney World, these jackets, shirts and other goodies get donated to those in need.
Over the last two weeks, Disney has distributed nearly 25,000 items that it collected during its recent Marathon Weekend.  That’s more than seven tons of coats, sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, hats, even gloves that have gone to clothe the less fortunate in Orange and Osceola County Public Schools, as well as Covenant House. 
The clothing was shed by runners who participated in the various …

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[13 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Earn $627,050 For Local Non-Profits

Each year thousands of Walt Disney World cast members give their extra time and expertise on behalf of the Disney VoluntEARS program to positively impact the community around them. “VoluntEARS” who dedicate at least 10 hours of their time are honored by Disney every year with “Ears to You Grants,” which are financial contributions of up to $1,000 to the non-profit organization of their choice. This year, The Walt Disney Company is donating $627,050 to the Central Florida community in recognition of the 251,000 hours given by Walt Disney …