Disney VoluntEARS kick off the Great Big Backpack Build

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Disney VoluntEARS Backpack build

Disney VoluntEARS kick off the Great Big Backpack Build. Clearly, school just ended here in central Florida and already the VoluntEARS are thinking about next year. Walt Disney World Cast and Community took to social media to share photos and details about the “Great Big Backpack Build”.

“Summer is almost here, but our Disney VoluntEARS have their sights set on the back-to-school season! Recently, they stopped by A Gift For Teaching to help kick off the Great Big Backpack Build by filling hundreds of backpacks with essential school supplies for students in Central Florida. The organization has a goal of filling 15,000 backpacks, so we encourage interested Walt Disney World Cast Members to visit the HUB to learn how they can participate.” You can see the whole Facebook post below.

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According to the National Education Association, teachers spend an average of $500 a year on school supplies out of pocket. A Gift For Teaching is a nonprofit organization. That provides free school supplies and resources to teachers and their students in underserved areas of Orange and Osceola counties.

“I think because of the economic impact on our community, so many more families are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. Losing their jobs or maybe just getting back on their feet,” said A Gift For Teaching President Jane Thompson.

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Teachers and community members are coming together to show their appreciation by volunteering for the event. Importantly, this is where VoluntEARS comes in. Helping stuff 15000 backpacks full of supplies.

Despite the Cast members going through their own struggles. This past year, we have indeed seen them helping others out more and more. Spreading Pixie dust is just their thing! This year has shown us how magical Cast members truly are. I will thank them personally every time I see them for all this magical work they are doing outside the parks.

The Great Big Backpack Build will continue over the next few weeks. Furthermore, volunteers continue stuffing thousands of backpacks that will be distributed to students in need before the next school year. If you would like more info please click the link at the top of the article to see if you can help in any way.

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