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March 19, 2014

2013 Landmark Year for Disney Citizenship

By Marni Tomljanovic, Disney Citizenship
At Disney, we believe that our concern for kids and families has to extend beyond their entertainment to the world around them.

Disney prospers because people take us into their hearts and homes. They have an emotional connection to our brand because of their experiences with it, so our actions as a company have to live up to the examples in the stories we tell. That is why we take seriously our obligation to produce responsible content and products, maintain respectful workplaces, invest in communities, and care for our planet.

Topics: Citizenship
March 11, 2014

Disney VoluntEARS Discover Meaning of 'Minga' During Global Service Project in Ecuador

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
One of the most special parts about working at Disney is feeling a sense of community—no matter where you work or what job you do. To see this feeling in action, you need look no further than the dedication of our Disney VoluntEARS. For more than 30 years, Disney employees have donated their time and expertise to make lasting, positive impacts outside of traditional work environments to support and strengthen local, and even global, communities.
Topics: Citizenship
February 20, 2014

Disney Supports Children's Hospitals to Uplift Children and Families

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
For millions of fans around the world, our Company is synonymous with great storytelling. We’ve continued this tradition for more than nine decades as Disney’s library of characters, movies and products inspire people of all ages to wish, dream and believe.
Topics: Citizenship
February 6, 2014

Compassion is in the Air at Disney

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
February is Compassion Month at Disney. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of our contributions and special work with nonprofits that help provide happiness, hope and laughter to kids who need it most.
January 22, 2014

Infographic: Disney's Charitable Giving Reaches $370 Million in 2013

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Giving to the communities where we work, live and play has been an essential part of The Walt Disney Company since day one. From celebrating 30 years of our VoluntEARS program to promoting the happiness and well-being of kids and families around the world, 2013 marked another milestone year for Disney.
January 7, 2014

Disney Legal Forms Pro-Bono Team to Help Families and Communities

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just recently, we highlighted 10 ways that Disney gave back during the holidays. Disney Legal’s newly formed pro-bono team is one of the groups we mentioned, and their commitment to helping families and communities around us is extending beyond the holidays. Led by Associate General Counsel Karen Frederiksen, the group has already volunteered their time to help guide 14 adoptions through the L.A. County court system—and there’s more work on the way.
January 6, 2014

My First Disney VoluntEARS Experience: Operation Gratitude

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
We stood looking at each other in front of the Operation Gratitude Center in Van Nuys, California, on a misty November morning, not sure of what to expect. If you’re not already familiar with the organization, Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
December 23, 2013

10 Ways Disney is Giving Back This Holiday Season

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Season’s givings, everyone! Since the beginning of November, Disney has spread holiday cheer to organizations and communities across the country and around the world. As we countdown the hours to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to also countdown some of the biggest projects and initiatives that Disney launched and contributed to this season.
December 10, 2013

Shanghai Disney Resort VoluntEARS Visit Local Children's Hospital

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, our Disney VoluntEARS around the world take personal pride in the work they do in their local communities to help kids and families in need. Last week, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs joined Cast Members and Imagineers from Shanghai Disney Resort to visit the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, where the team delivered holiday cheer to kids and families.
November 6, 2013

30 Disney VoluntEARS Participate in Disney's First-Ever Global Service Project

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
For the past 30 years, the Disney VoluntEARS program has made a difference in countless communities around the world. From Los Angeles and Mexico City to Shanghai, Paris and just about every where in between, thousands of our employees have rolled up their sleeves to beautify our planet, mentor kids and serve meals to the hungry, among many other worthy projects.