So far this year, Disneyland Resort Cast Members have contributed to the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund a total of $400,000 benefiting 84 local organizations.
Cast Members contribute $1 per week to the fund and can nominate worthy charities in the area to receive a grant of up to $5,000.
One of the most recent recipients was the Canyon Rim Elementary School, who will use their $5,000 grant to upgrade technology in their classrooms and STEAM labs. Canyon Rim was nominated by Jason Smith, director of Planning and Industrial Engineering, who also happens to be a parent of two students at the school.
Smith, along with Disneyland Ambassador Justin Rapp, made the presentation to the school.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.