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Mickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth Center

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World cast members have joined the team at Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida for the grand opening of its newly renovated youth center which was funded by Disney.


Mickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth Center

Many Walt Disney World cast members spend time with residents at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida through the Disney VoluntEARS program, and they are honored to continue helping make a difference in the lives of these children and families.


Mickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth CenterMickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth Center

The newly renovated youth center was built with the help of a $100,000 Disney grant.


“With Disney’s support over the years, we’ve been able to broaden resident programs, offer opportunities for families to create new happy memories, and now, provide a special place for our students to decompress,” said Allison Krall, President and CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. “Seeing their faces today when they entered the center for the first time filled my heart, and I’m so grateful to Disney for helping us do this for them.”


Mickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth Center

In addition to nearly doubling in size, the space has been completely transformed with custom-built furniture, fresh paint and bright murals, new infrastructure, upgraded technology and more.


This continues Disney's legacy of supporting the organization, and over that time, the’ve given nearly $2.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to help in its mission to transform the lives of Central Florida residents in need.


“I’m proud to be part of a company that places great emphasis on making positive impacts for our neighbors and the organizations that support them,” said Erin Youngs, Vice President of Experience Engineering & Enablement at Walt Disney World and Coalition for the Homeless Board Member. “I’m humbled to serve on the Board of Directors at the Coalition and join them in their mission to transform lives, and this new center is a testament to that.”


Mickey Mouse helps the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida open new Youth Center

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