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Old 03-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Just got this email regarding GAD Program. They say almost1M tickets were given out!

My family volunteered for JRA in January and got our vouchers so we are safe. I'm so glad we did so earlier rather than later. Although we had such a positive experience we will certainly volunteer with them again.


*********If you have already received your Disney ticket vouchers, this email is NOT for YOU!********




Dear Friends:



VITALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIVE A DAY, GET A DISNEY DAY PROGRAM



Today we learned that almost all of the 1 million Free tickets to Disney have been given away.



What does this mean for you and JRA?



If you are already scheduled for the March 14 or April 11 JRA distribution:

If you have received your “VOP Thanks for Signing Up to Volunteer” email from HandsOn Network/Disney (NOT from JRA), then you are SAFE.



If you have NOT received your “VOP Thanks for Signing Up to Volunteer” email from Handson Network/Disney (NOT from JRA), this means that you still need to complete your registration by using this link – link. Disney plans to shut down the registration system in the next day or two, so you need to complete your registration immediately. If the system shuts down before you complete your registration, THERE IS NOTHING JRA CAN DO. We are very sorry to share such unpleasant news, but we want to be sure that everyone who is scheduled to come to JRA on either March 14 or April 11 has the opportunity to receive their Disney tickets.



If you were planning to volunteer at JRA between May-November:

It is unlikely that you will be able to get a free Disney ticket. Disney has told us that they will be shutting down their system in the next day or two. As you may remember, the quantities of tickets were limited and were available on a first come, first served basis. We are very sorry to share such disappointing news. HOWEVER…



…THERE IS SOME HOPE…there may be limited volunteer opportunities available with some of the nation’s larger organizations. For more information, please go to www.disneyparks.com.





Many thanks,

Amy
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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WOW....that was fast. I'm sure there will be a lot of folks that are disappointed by this.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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I work for an organization that is participating in the GAD program. We were sent an e-mail today to STOP accepting new volunteers.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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say it isn't so!

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I work for an organization that is participating in the GAD program. We were sent an e-mail today to STOP accepting new volunteers.

Oh no.

I could see this as a big public relations nightmare for Disney. Eventhough they said there was a limit...

If this is the year of the volunteer...it's ending early!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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Our trip isn't until October and I am so glad that we did ours early! We printed our vouchers this week. Phew!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #6
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Whew, we're signed up to do our GAD activity this Saturday. That was close.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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Our trip isn't until October and I am so glad that we did ours early! We printed our vouchers this week. Phew!
We did our volunteer this past weekend. And did get a "thanks for volunteering" email from Hands On Network.
How fast did people get their vouchers and is there anything else we need to do?
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:42 AM   #8
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If you're already registered, you're still good though, right? Or am I misunderstanding that? We registered for a clean up day at a local park so our work day isn't actually until May, but we are registered and confirmed. Do we have to worry about the program ending before we complete our service?
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:46 AM   #9
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Glad we got ours done early got the vouchers yesterday from the website.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:32 PM   #10
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If you're already registered, you're still good though, right? Or am I misunderstanding that? We registered for a clean up day at a local park so our work day isn't actually until May, but we are registered and confirmed. Do we have to worry about the program ending before we complete our service?
You are fine. If you are registered, you can still complete your activity then use your vouchers by 12/15. Enjoy!
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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For Project Linus, where are people getting the no-sew blanket kits? Our local Michaels didn't have any at all.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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I got this today:
"On March 3rd Disney announced that they are nearing the limit of 1 million free tickets. Therefore to secure a Disney ticket you must complete the
registration process ASAP."

We already did ours with a different organization, but I am surprised how fast they went!
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #13
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1 million times each ticket's value is one heck of an investment from Diz. I am sure that not all will be actually used. Just like Gift Cards, many folks lose them or forget about them. Still even if only 850,000 of those get used it is quite a commitment by Diz. Any numbers ever come out about how many people got a free day on their Bday?
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:50 AM   #14
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OP, did you see this?
http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/03/...on-volunteers/

You're Famous!
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #15
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OP, did you see this?
http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/03/...on-volunteers/

You're Famous!
Wow! Thanks for that link! That is about as close to famous as I'll ever be

How cool!
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