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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Helps ‘Clean the World’

Orlando-based group Clean the World, which collects, sanitizes and re-packages discarded hotel soaps and shampoos to be distributed to impoverished countries, is getting a lot of help from Walt Disney World.
The resort has been a part of the group since 2010, but Clean the World has recently expanded their efforts to include soaps and shampoos from Disney hotels in California and Hawaii.
In two years, Disney has collected 53 tons of soap for Clean the World and more than 33 tons of bottled shampoos and lotions. After being sanitized and re-packaged, …

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[17 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Awarding $1.5 Million in Grants to Help Central Florida Children

Starting today, Walt Disney World Resort will be awarding $1.5 million in grants to a variety of organizations across Central Florida that benefit the region’s children.
According to sources, Disney will be giving away “Helping Kids Shine” grants to 59 organizations in the area. Estimates say these grants could potentially benefit about 70,000 children.
The first grant will be awarded to the Orlando Repository Theatre, an organization that uses music, art and theater to help stimulate creativity in children. Disney will make surprise visits to other organizations throughout the week that offer …