From Kaboom playground builds, to serving meals every 3rd Monday of the month at Give Kids the World, to building houses with Habitat for Humanity, to yearly Toys for Tots distributions, to bringing up the rear of every runDisney race, to annual Canoe Races of the World, we were deeply involved in our local community.
Over my 15 years as a cast member, I participated in +75 events or programs. We had a highly engaged group of amazing individuals who gave generously of their time, even amongst our own very grueling event schedules.
These events always made us appreciate our part in bringing the intangible Disney magic to life. Our extended families all jumped in to help out too, as I even remember my parents and I scheduling extra weekly shifts at Give Kids the World making pizzas and then driving them to visiting Make A Wish Families courtesy of the restaurant chain Perkins. A truly uplifting experience!
Still to this day, even after leaving the Disney family almost 8 years ago, these continue to be some of my fondest memories and truly making a difference!