The Disneyland Resort recently celebrated the accomplishments of Disney VoluntEARS by recognizing VoluntEARS of the Year for their outstanding commitments to community service. Adam Flowers, a stage manager in Candy Production, who served more than 125 hours in 2016, was named Disney VoluntEAR of the Year. As part of the recognition, VoluntEARS of the Year are presented with a $2,500 charitable contribution from The Walt Disney Company to go toward a nonprofit organization of their choice. Flowers chose to donate his to the Blind Children’s Learning Center.
“It’s truly amazing to see the impact Disneyland Resort Cast Members have had in the community,” said Flowers, a member of the Disney VoluntEARS Leadership Council (DVLC). “I can’t wait to see what the future of Disney VoluntEARS has in store for us.”
VoluntEAR Family of the Year was presented to Finance Manger Sue Velarde, also a member of DVLC, who has been volunteering with her husband and two children for years. The family has donated much of their time to packing food boxes at Orange County Food Bank, to which Velarde will donate her $2,500 gift. Disney College Program earned VoluntEAR Team of the Year for their ongoing involvement in annual events like Toys for Tots and beach cleanups. The team will donate their contribution to Project Hope Alliance.