The Walt Disney Company and its affiliate companies, such as ABC, dedicate themselves to being a positive member of the community. The companies put their philanthropic efforts towards charities involved with children and families. In 2010, ABC donated $198 million dollars in cash to various charities around the world focusing on “making wishes come true for children”.
The Walt Disney Company also calls upon its employees to become contributing members of society through their VoluntEARS program; a program designed to provide volunteer service across the globe. Since the program began 26 years ago, VoluntEARS have contributed over 5,000,000 hours of service in over 42 countries.
Specific contributions are available in The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Citizenship Report.