Have you visited a Disney Destination and been asked to donate to the Disney Conservation Fund? Did you know what it was? I am going to explain what the Disney Conservation Fund is and how you can HELP!
Disney Conservation Fund
On our last visit to Walt Disney World we visited Animal Kingdom. We made some souvenir purchases and at this time we were asked if we wanted to donate to the Disney Conservation Fund. My husband said sure and made a donation. We received a pin that said Disney Conservation Fund HERO on it. It is super cute! We donated twice at different locations so we could get a second pin for our other child. It had me wondering what the fund was for, so I decided to look into it.
The fund was established in 1995 and it’s goal is to help the environment by reducing waste, water conservation and supporting wildlife. In October of 2019, this Fund awarded six million dollars in grants to support the wildlife and environment. Disney has been working to reduce emissions, waste and water consumption by up to 60% by the year 2020. The Disney Conservation Fund also supports over two thousand conservation projects.
The Conservation Fund also works with non-profit agencies to protect and help different species and their habitats, including animals at-risk such as apes, butterflies and even tigers. The Conservation Fund is geared towards protecting our planet for us now and also for our future.
This fund prides itself in not only donating grants towards groups who are working to protect our environment and wildlife but they also pride themselves in inspiring people and families to take the time to care for our planet and wildlife.
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom
Taking a trip to Disney World can be a great way to learn about many of the animals that are being cared for in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and a great way to start a discussion with your family on how important it is to care for animals that are endangered, or at-risk. Donating to the Conservation Fund is a wonderful way to do your part while on vacation!
How You Can Help The Disney Conservation Fund
Your donation is 100% matched by the Walt Disney Company! Now as for donating while visiting Disney World parks, you can donate at these merchant locations:
- Animal Kingdom: various merchant locations
- Epcot: Nemo and Friends and The Land Pavilion
Disney Resorts that accept donations are:
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Old Key West Resort
- Wilderness Lodge
Are looking to donate and you aren’t currently visiting Disney World? I have some good news for you! There are several ways you can donate.
Other Disney Destinations accepting donations:
- Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawa’ii
- Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
- You can donate at the merchant locations and guest services on Disney Cruise Lines.
Donations via check can also be mailed to: “The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund” and mailed to: DWCF, c/o Disney Corporate Citizenship, Conservation Programs PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
If you are looking for more information on how to help, just click the link.
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