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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 – Helping Kids Shine Grants – Osceola County -

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 -  Four non-profit organizations that serve Osceola 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 front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.   In …

PR – Dreamers & Doers 2006 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2006 – Shining a spotlight on students that demonstrate outstanding character and achievement, Walt Disney World Resort today honored three Central Florida students as recipients of the DisneyHand Shining Star Award during a ceremony at Epcot.    The three winners – one each at the elementary, middle and high school …

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 …

PR – Grants by County -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 Diana Morgan Children’s Champion Award: Orlando Science Center – $48,800  The Bob Allen Outstanding Community Service Award: Florida Senior Programs, Inc. (Foster Grandparent Program of Central Florida) – $60,000   Lake County Camp Boggy Creek – $25,000 Educational Foundation of Lake County, Inc. – $10,000   Orange County …

PR – General Grant Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 – Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Grants, awarded today during a ceremony in front of Cinderella Castle. From developing mentoring programs that teach leadership and responsibility, to creating arts activities that children and adults can experience together, each of these groups will use the collective gift of more than …

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 …

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