Disney is offering a free day’s admission to 1 million guests who complete a day of volunteer work next year.
The “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., in 2010.
Would-be volunteers must register online (starting Jan, 2010) with Disney (must be residents of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico) to be eligible for the free admission.
Disney is partnering with HandsOn Network, a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities, to connect people with projects and to certify that the work was done.
“We are trying to inspire 1 million people to volunteer in their communities and we’re inspiring them to do that by giving them a free day at a Disney park,” Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
Rasulo called the promotion “very timely,” citing the increased needs of nonprofits in the weak economy, as well as President Barack Obama’s national volunteering initiative.
I LOVE it!!
This would also be an brilliant way to have your kids earn their way to Disney by helping someone else. Plus it is a productive way to spend some family time together.
Our family will be doing this for sure.
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