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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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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Lends Support to 2014 World Maker Faire New York

Disney recently teamed with the World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science to support the World Maker Faire New York.
More than 75,000 kids and families had a chance to experience the festival that works to inspired the inventors of tomorrow.
Disney sponsored a tent at World Maker Faire New York and kids had a chance to see the star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, Baymax. Visitors could also use 3D printers to created mini versions of Baymay.
At the Disney tent visitors also had a chance …

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[11 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
KaBOOM! Play Together Tour Powered by Disney Parks Traveling to Six Cities Across America

The KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks kicks off August 16 in Anaheim. The tour will travel to six cities around America.
The Play Together Tour is a free event and it features an obstacle course designed by Disney Imagineers. Families can design their team flags and participate in games and team building stations while solving puzzles and playing together.
“We are thrilled to work with Disney once again and provide another creative way in which families can spend meaningful and playful bonding time together,” said KaBOOM! CEO and Founder …

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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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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Discover Together’ Symposium at Disneyland Brought Nonprofits Together to Learn About Strengthening Bonds between Kids and Adults

Disney Parks and Resorts recently brought together leaders from 60 nonprofit organizations from around the country for a two-day symposium focused on how adults can make a difference in children’s lives.
The symposium, titled ‘Discover Together,’ took place at the Disneyland Resort and included one day that was dedicated to research and measuring success for nonprofits. Disney also offered attending nonprofits a full day of Disney Institute’s Leadership Excellence training.
The purpose of the symposium was to help the participating nonprofits share experiences and best practices, in addition to using the tools …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS & Others Construct Playground for Local Florida Kids

On Saturday, July 28, 150 Disney Cruise Line VoluntEARS joined other local volunteers to help build a playground for local kids in Rockledge, FL.
The playground was constructed at Anderson Park and is part of Disney’s $3.5 million contribution to KaBOOM!. Volunteers arrived at the park at before 6:30 a.m., and proceeded to move 135 cubic yards of mulch and mix 280 80-pound bags of concrete in order to construct the new playground.
While Disney provided the majority of funding for the project, the city of Rockledge and the Rockledge Recreation, Open-Space …

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Help Build a Playground for Anaheim Children

Last weekend, Disney VoluntEARS helped build a playground for children, mere blocks away from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim – and it all happened in just one day.
In collaboration with the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Family YMCA, KaBOOM! and community members, VoluntEARS helped build a playground at Stoddard Park in an effort to give more than 1,000 local children a safe place to play. In March, local kids met with Disney and KaBOOM! to help design the playground, and their designs were used to inspire the final design of the …

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[22 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Donates Playground to Local Children

Thanks to a generous donation from The Walt Disney World Resort, the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten in Winter Park has a new Imagination Playground children can use to encourage creativity.
Using giant foam-like blocks, children can piece these blocks together to create anything their imaginations can dream up. The Imagination Playgrounds are a part of the KaBOOM! organization’s Building Playgrounds initiative, which fosters creativity and character-building skills.
Local children were immediately excited about the donated playground, and quickly set to work building skyscrapers, forts and other objects out of the weather-resistant …