Last year, the Disneyland Resort distributed more than $100,000 in needed classroom funding to 185 arts projects in Orange County, as part of its ongoing commitment to investing in creativity through arts education. Since 1994, the Disneyland Resort has contributed more than $1.5 million to innovative projects that help inspire creativity in children. This year, kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in all Orange County school districts can create project requests up to $600, or $750 for teachers in Anaheim, beginning July 16 at www.donorschoose.org/teachers.
“Through the donation of hats, t-shirts and a set of planets as props, our third-grade students were able to put on a musical called Vacation to Mars,” said Matthew Holland, a teacher at Stoddard Elementary School in Anaheim, who received a 2011 Disneyland CREATE grant. “The students’ on-stage enthusiasm has carried over into their science studies of the solar system, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the grant.”
To learn more about the program, visit the Disneyland Resort Public Affairs website.