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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Disney offers free day in 2010 when you volunteer during the year




Sure, President Obama asked Americans to volunteer for their country. Now Disney is asking you to do the same thing -- and offering a sweet deal in return. Beginning Jan. 1, if you give a day of service to a participating organization, you can get a certificate to get a free day at the park.

You're thinking, what's the catch in the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program. There appears to be none. When Disney offered a day free on your birthday, it was great -- except you still had to pay for the rest of your family to get in and that  gets pricey. But it appears that you can go on any day you want. Just print out your certificate after your volunteer work is complete. And if you can't use the certificiate, you can donate it to a charity designated by Disney.

But you have to wait until the beginning of the year to find out where you can volunteer. Disney is searching for 1 million people to take part in this volunteer effort. The HandsOn Network, which helps to find volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, will be working with Disney on this project.

So pull on your old overalls and gloves and prepare to help out this year. And Disney will help out your purse.

-- Sherry Robinson

[AP/Disney: Mickey Mouse and friends volunteer at a Chicago elementary school to announce the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day"  program Tuesday]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]


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