At Walt Disney World Resort, magic happens everyday for kids. Mickey Mouse, Goofy and some cast members got to spread even more magic to dozens of non-profit organizations that serve children in Central Florida.
As part of Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants program, awards of more than $1.5 millionis given to 59 local organizations and school districts that have a positive impact on approximately 70,000 thousand children in our community. This is done through programs that inspire creativity, encourage compassion and promote the health and well-being of families.
During the event, Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis also presented the Orange County Public Library System with the Bob Allen Outstanding Community Service Award. The grant is given each year to recognize a local social service, environmental or humanitarian organization for outstanding work in Central Florida. The library system plans to use the grant for its Summer Reading program.