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24-10-2012, 04:33 PM #1
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Brian Reif a VoluntEARS Who Makes a Difference
In the true spirit of a Disney VoluntEAR, Brian Reif shares his time and expertise to help bring a smile and a unique experience for many kids who come to Central Florida searching for “magic.”
“I’m proud to be involved with these VoluntEAR opportunities because I know I’m not just impacting one family’s experience on one day,” said Reif about the many hours he spends every week volunteering at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW). “I’m helping to ensure that every family that comes to the Village has a better experience.”
Give Kids the World is a non-profit resort in Kissimmee that offers children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, free, weeklong vacations where they can experience the best of Central Florida. Since 1986, GKTW has welcomed more than 115,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The organization depends on volunteers to fulfill approximately 1,500 shifts every week.
“I’m one of the facilitators of new volunteer orientation, which gives me the ability to use my Disney storytelling skills to get new volunteers excited about joining the team,” said Brian, a Cast Member since 2002.
Behind the scenes, Reif, who works as an information technology specialist at Team Disney, applies his expertise with computers and technology to improve several operational areas at the Village, including efficiency, training and overall experience.
“That kind of dedication is paramount to making an operation like ours run at all, let alone smoothly,” said Charlie Diauto, associate manager with Volunteer Services at Give Kids The World Village. “Brian does an incredible job in that he fulfills and then exceeds those expectations as a volunteer.”
Reif is one of thousands of Disney VoluntEARS who donate their time and resources to help community organizations. Last year Cast Members volunteered 208,000 hours to local groups and earned more than $800,00 in grants for Central Florida nonprofits. Nearly 700 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House for contributing more than 100 hours of service
If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.......
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...... I'll always be with you.
Winne the Pooh - A A Milne
A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,
no matter how close or far apart you may be.
A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.
A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.
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