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Disney Community Reports

Kevin Callahan

by , Vice President, External Affairs Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Guests from around the world sometimes ask us about Disney’s involvement in local communities. Whether it’s through contributing to our local economies, applying environmentally friendly ways to do business or supporting organizations that help our communities, our focus on being a good corporate citizen is part of the legacy of Walt Disney that guides our actions today.

We’ve just released our 2009 Community Reports that provide an overview of our commitment as a responsible employer, active community leader and sound environmental steward. In many ways the reports are the tip of an iceberg, a partial view of the many ways the Company and our generous Cast Members contribute to our communities, whether in China, Southern California, Central Florida, France, The Bahamas or Hawaii.

Among the highlights from this year’s reports —

  • More than 43,000 tons of material was diverted from landfills through recycling and donations at Disneyland Resort -– enough to nearly fill Space Mountain!
  • Walt Disney World Cast Members come from all over the world, representing more than 80 nationalities and speaking 53 different languages
  • Disneyland Paris generates 56,000 direct and indirect jobs in France
  • More than 100,000 children, youth and families from underprivileged and local community groups have benefited from Hong Kong Disneyland programs
  • Disney Cruise Line granted more than 500 wish trips to children faced with life-threatening medical conditions

Our Cast Members and our Company make dreams come true daily -– in our parks and resorts and on board our ships –- and in the many communities where we live and work. To read more about our community efforts, visit the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Corporate Responsibility webpage.

We welcome your feedback.


  • Thank you so much. :)

  • You guys are great! I can’t think of a better place filled with such amazing, giving souls :) I am a true believer that disney is the happiest place on earth and I love that you give that happiness back to the community! Keep up the good work.

  • Where can we read the 2009 Community Reports? I don’t see a link to them and can’t find them on the corporate responsibility site.

    • Hi Michelle. Sorry to hear you had difficulty finding the reports. The 2009 community reports are listed on the right side of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Corporate Responsibility webpage under the message from Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. I hope you enjoy reading the reports.

  • Kevin – THANK YOU for posting this information. I have been to the corporate site & have read the information on Corporate Responsibility. I love Disney and I love how Disney gives back to the community!!!! This showcases the positives of Corporate America and sets the standard high for other corporations to follow Disney’s lead.

  • When I worked for the Disney Store many years ago we started a quilting group and donated the quilts to Ronald McDonald House for sick children to take home when they got out of the hospital. We were part of the Voluntears called Disney’s Blanketears. We had a lot of fun and I’m sure the kids loved their quilts.

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