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Disney VoluntEARS pitch in

- June 24, 2012

A little piece of Disneyland magic comes to The Infants’ Home.

Amy (L) and Cath from Disney putting the finishing touches to a painting of Kermit which now hangs in Gorton House.

The two artists were part of a group of 40 volunteers from Disney's Sydney office who visited our Ashfield site.

The Disney team connected computers, did plenty of gardening, cleaned kitchens, tidied store rooms, pulled down a fence and painted canvasses to hang in our education centres.


Amber and Denise (L) scrubbed chairs used by children in Johnson House, while Koko (R) got in touch with her inner gardener to lay some new woodchips in our rose garden.

The working bee was part of Disney's Worldwide Outreach Program - a Disney initiative that helps charitable organisations around the world.


Alex (L) spent the morning filling wheelbarrows with what was left of autumn and James the bark whisperer toiled away in an area near Rigby House.  

Disney employees and cast members are active citizens of the communities in which they live and work. Many contribute their time and talent to provide inspiration and opportunities for children and families.

A fence on one of the outskirts of our Ashfield property had fallen into disrepair. The Disney team dismantled the fence and sent the timber for recycling.

Since the program’s founding, Disney VoluntEARS have given more than 6 million hours of volunteer service, including working with children, protecting the environment and supporting arts and culture.

After a long morning on the tools the team had earned a break for lunch, shared with some members of The Infants' Home staff. 

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