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Walt Disney Birthplace Seeks Needed Restoration Funding

walt-disney-birthplace-restorationThis past March, The Walt Disney Birthplace launched the Let’s Make It Beautiful! fundraising campaign to support Phase Two of the restoration.

To date, the campaign has already raised over $20,000. But to complete the next stages of the restoration, the total amount required is $40,000 and there are roughly 2 weeks left in the campaign.

This phase of the restoration process will focus on exterior beautification of the property. Todd Regan, the Executive Director of the Walt Disney Birthplace, said, “With the help of our supporters, we’ll transform the house into the beautiful icon we all want it to be. The Birthplace will be revitalized with a restored front porch, a white picket fence, rose gardens, trees, benches and recreations of the original doors and windows on the home. We will also complete the installation of engraved Paver Stones which so many people have generously donated.”

The front doors are now being manufactured and are sponsored by Garner Holt Productions, creators of the world’s most beautiful and technologically-advanced animatronic figures.

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Start Some Good Campaign – Walt Disney Birthplace

walt_disney_birthplaceThe Walt Disney Birthplace kicked off its “Start Some Good” fundraising campaign on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and will run until Walt Disney’s birthday on December 5, 2014.  The fundraiser, www.startsomegood.com/WDB, will support costs associated with the Phase one exterior restoration efforts.  A variety of special events will also be a part of the campaign.

Walt Disney fans worldwide are rejoicing that the landmark home in Chicago, IL where Walt and Roy Disney were born has been privately purchased and is in the process of being restored. The modest home, built in 1893 by Elias and Flora Disney for their growing family, will become a museum and cultural space. The target date for completion of Phase 1 of the exterior restoration is December 2014.

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