Disneyland Resort Donates $600,000 to Chrysalis for Job Training of Low-Income and Homeless Individuals

Chrysalis, a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding low-income and homeless individuals in finding and retaining employment, has received a $600,000 donation from the Disneyland Resort. This funding will help Chyrsalis open a new facility in Anaheim and  extend its service to Orange County.

Disneyland VoluntEARS to Support Chrysalis in Anaheim

In addition, Disneyland Resort will provide Chrysalis with Disney VoluntEARS support and industry expertise to help individuals in Anaheim fortify their skill sets, increase employability and secure pathways to new careers. Disney VoluntEARS have already launched a clothing drive to collect business casual, ready-to-wear clothing from Disneyland Resort cast members, in addition to packaging hygiene kits to help Chrysalis.

Disneyland Resort president Josh D’Amaro, said, “This marks our increasing commitment to the city of Anaheim and the future of its economy and workforce.”  Mark Loranger, president and CEO of Chrysalis notes, “Chrysalis is honored to have received this transformative gift from Disneyland Resort. We believe that a steady job is a key step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to self-sufficiency.”

Chrysalis has  helped more than 60,000 California residents overcome barriers to employment.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

One Reply to “Disneyland Resort Donates $600,000 to Chrysalis for Job Training of Low-Income and Homeless Individuals”

  1. On one hand Disney donates to charity and on the other they fire all of their American IT employees and hire foreigners. And they have the nerve to say “We believe that a steady job is a key step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to self-sufficiency.” Hopefully the homeless are not going to transition into a Disney job.

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