Give a Day, Get a Day

By Britt Peterson
|  Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 AM PDT
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Give a Day, Get a Day

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ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 05: Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse pose at Miley Cyrus' "Sweet 16" birthday celebration benefiting Youth Service America at Disneyland on October 5, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Disney Parks is launching a community service program that is meant to inspire families to volunteer in their communities, with the simple proposition to “give a day, get a Disney day.”

One million people who perform volunteer service for a participating organization will receive a free one-day admission ticket to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park.

In past years, guests have celebrated special moments--from birthdays and anniversaries to reunions and graduations--at Disney parks through the “What Will You Celebrate?” campaign.

“In 2010, we want to recognize and add one more reason for celebration: the contributions people make to their communities every day,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, “We want to inspire 1 million volunteers—people who will invest time and energy to make their own communities and neighborhoods a better place.”

Disney and HandsOn Network, part of the Points of Light Institute and the nation’s largest volunteer program, have teamed up in order to ensure suitable volunteer projects for participants.

"Wherever we live, our communities need our hands-on help to thrive," said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute, "'Give a Day. Get a Disney Day' has the potential to reach so many families and instill the volunteer spirit in a new generation."

Many of the projects give entire families the opportunity to give back and help their community together. 

Guests can go to www.DisneyParks.com to find volunteer opportunities available in those areas through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service.
 

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