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Walt Disney World Provides 40,000 Books for Educators, Children and Families in Central Florida Area

We love hearing a bit of positive news, so if you want a smile in your day you will definitely want to check this out! Walt Disney World held its second annual First Book Family Festival where 40,000 books were given to educators, children and families located in the Central Florida area.  The event is a no-cost shopping experiences where educators were able to select up to 50 books and then families were able to select up to 5 books per child.  The books were donated by Disney Worldwide Publishing and had books that would appeal to readers of all ages.  There were more than 100 Disney VoluntEARS who donated time sorting and organizing the books by age and genre to make for easier browsing.  The group also assisted during the event to help them find the perfect selections with the hope that it would help readers explore their imaginations and create a love for imaginative storytelling.

 

“The magic of storytelling and the power of imagination can be seen in every corner of Walt Disney World Resort,” said Tajiana Ancora-Brown, director of external affairs for Walt Disney World Resort “Extending that magic and power beyond our resort and into the homes of our neighbors helps to cultivate a love of learning, reading and growing together.”

The event was made possible through Disney’s partnership with First Book, which is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing new books to educators and children, particularly for lower income families.

“Much like Walt Disney World Resort, reading has the power to transport children and families into other worlds, letting them explore all their imaginations have to offer,” said Kyle Zimmer, president, CEO and co-founder of First Book.  “There’s no better way for us to showcase the magic of reading than by partnering with Disney to host events like the one today.”

Thank you to Disney for providing this event to families and encouraging a love of reading!

Source Credit:  Walt Disney World News

 

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About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).