Disneyland Employees Donate $30,000 to Newport Beach Charity
To honor the 30th anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS, Beckstrand Cancer Association and nine other organizations received an additional $25,000 for a total of $30,000.
The employees give the money through one-time gifts and regular payroll deductions. Donors to the VoluntEARS Community Fund may nominate a recipient for a grant of up to $5,000.
To honor the 30th anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS, 10 of the organizations receiving donations got an additional $25,000 for a total of $30,000.
Beckstrand Cancer Association helps provide financial assistance for cancer patients to lighten their load and reduce stress.
The other nine organizations awarded the extra $25,000 grants were:
-- The Esperanza Entertainment Unit at Esperanza High School in Anaheim:
-- The Boys and Girls Club of Tustin;
-- California Women's Recovery-The Lynn House in Costa Mesa;
-- The Children's Bureau of Southern California in Huntington Beach;
-- The Ontario USO;
-- Orange County Educational Arts Academy in Santa Ana;
-- Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana;
-- Rancho Los Amigos Foundation in Downey and;
-- The San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team.
Since the founding of VoluntEARS in 1997, the foundation has raised about $5.1 million for hundreds of organizations.
City News Service contributed to this report.