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PR- Jiminy Cricket Enviro Challenge 2006 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 4, 2006 – Thirty-four students from Joseph Williams Elementary School in Gainesville were guests of honor today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as winners of Jiminy Cricket’s Environmentality Challenge; a statewide environmental education program that encourages students to think and act environmentally at home, at school and in the community.               …

PR- 3 Disney Hotels recieve Florida Green Lodging Certificate -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2006 - Florida’s 35 million hotel guests can now opt to take a break at a Florida Certified Green Lodge – a State designation that recognizes hotels and motels as being environmentally-friendly. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today honored Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and …

PR – Rhino Relocation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 6, 2006 – Veterinarians and animal welfare experts from Disney’s Animal Kingdom returned today after successfully transferring two endangered white rhinos from Animal Kingdom to a wildlife preserve in Africa Africa. This was the first ever reintroduction of white rhinos from the United States to Africa. The two white rhinos, both …

PR – Elephant Vasectomy -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2006 - Veterinarians from Disney’s Animal Programs led a coalition of experts in an effort to investigate a new method of controlling the growing elephant population in areas of Southern Africa. Their work has resulted in the creation of a new surgical procedure and device that effectively sterilizes male elephants …

PR – Just Read Florida Event -

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, September 28, 2006 – Governor Jeb Bush today joined nearly 300,000 middle school students statewide in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Most People Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.” The event, Breaking a World Record: Reading Aloud!, overseen by the Just Read, Florida! office, aimed to …

PR – Disaster Relief – Red Cross -

CENTRAL FLORIDA,  June 28, 2004 — The American Red Cross of Central Florida is proud to announce that The Walt Disney Company is donating 720 Mickey Mouse plush toys to support the local chapter’s disaster relief efforts. The generous gesture is part of a nationwide donation to the American Red Cross of 150,000 Mickey Mouse …

Summer FUNds -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With a $55,000 donation to local organizations, Walt Disney World is opening doors to summer fun for Central Florida youth. More than 800 young people will benefit from the $55,000 “Summer FUNds” donation from Disney to be shared among 11 agencies in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Disney identified the need …

PR – WDW Cast Members for Junior Achievement -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 4, 2006 – No spares today, as 5,500 Walt Disney World Cast Members donned their bright yellow VoluntEAR t-shirts in bowling centers throughout Orange and Osceola counties.  They rolled a strike by pledging nearly $250,000 to Junior Achievement during the annual DisneyHand-Helping Kids Shine Bowl-A-Thon. Once again, Disney had the …

PR – Helping Kids Shine Grants – Orange County -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 – From teaching teen girls character development, volunteerism and healthy decision-making, 25 non-profit organizations that serve Orange County are planning to spread some magic and make dreams come true with the help of Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Grants. The recipients of the 2006 grants were announced today in …

PR – Ears to You -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, is providing the funds through its EARS to You program, which recognizes Cast Members for volunteerism through financial contributions to the charities of their choice.   Disney VoluntEARS are encouraged to apply for an EARS to You grant of up to $1,000, payable …


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