PP19489 DCAT - Community Awareness (Orange)
- Origin: DL - Disneyland California
- Limited Edition: Open
- Year on Pin / Released: 1983
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- Wanting: 6
- Trading: 0
This circle pin is one of a series of pins from Disneyland to promote activities in the community. This one features Community Awareness and has an orange Mickey Head with Sleeping Beauty's Castle inside. The program's origins stem back to Disneyland where, in 1983, in order to meet the needs of the community and because of a desire by Disney Cast Members (employees) to provide meaningful service to the community, the Disneyland Community Action Team (DCAT) was formed. This dedicated group of Disneyland Cast Members assisted many non-profit organizations in the Orange County, Calif. area. Projects were varied and included: being huggers at the Special Olympics; hosting a 5 and 10K Run through Disneyland to raise funds for Orangewood Children's Home; and hosting a party at a nursing home during the holidays. From that effort, Disney VoluntEARS has emerged as an international, company-wide employee volunteer initiative, logging more than 2,562,654 volunteer hours for local community projects in its 10-year history. They are all 3/4 inch in diameter with only c Disney on the back. Pins in this series include: #19484, #19486, #19487, #19488, #19489, #19490, #19491.