More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Mickey Mouse Helps Surprise Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida with $1.1M Donation

Andrea Finger

by , Director of Communications

Just in time for the holidays, Disney Parks is lifting spirits and keeping future’s bright for thousands of children and teens of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

During a surprise visit from Mickey Mouse, students of the new downtown Orlando location of the Boys & Girls Clubs were among the first to learn that Disney Parks is donating $1.1 million to the organization this holiday season. The special donation will help cover construction costs at the Orlando location.

As you can see in the photo above, the look of pure joy on the students’ faces as Mickey surprised them was one of the greatest gifts from this holiday season. It was one of the many moments we cast members experience that remind us why we enjoy our work.

The donation represents the hard work Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida have demonstrated over the past seven decades inspiring children and teens to realize their full potential. As many of you know, our partnership dates back to Walt Disney himself, who served as spokesman and honorary board member for the organization.