Yesterday, Disney Friends for Change announced a line up of Disney stars who will serve as inaugural ambassadors for their program. Those stars include Debby Ryan (“Jessie”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”), and Ross Lynch and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”).
The ambassadors will encourage kids and families to get involved and make a positive change in their communities and our planet.
In total, $750,000 will be awarded to the following three efforts:
- “Helping Communities – Volunteer,” led by Debby Ryan and in collaboration with Free The Children (from June 29 – August 16)
- “Helping People – Be a Leader,” featuring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, and in collaboration with Free The Children (from August 17 – September 27)
- “Helping the Planet – Green Your Scene,” championed by Ross Lynch and Laura Marano, and in collaboration with TreePeople (from September 28 – November 30)
Yesterday (June 18th) you might have noticed commercials featuring the new ambassadors. Also, debuting June 29th, Debby Ryan will share about her experiences in India through Disney Friends for Change with Free The Children, where she helped build a new school for a local village.
Check out www.disney.com/friends for more information and tools to get involved in Disney Friends for Change!