Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Conducts Fourth Annual Volunteer Day Saturday -- Projects in Florida, Kansas, New York, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD.

    MIAMI, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,500 employees, family members
 and friends of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises will be
 repainting, replanting, refurbishing tomorrow in communities from Puerto Rico
 to Florida to Kansas to Alaska, in the largest annual community service event
 held by a single Florida company.
     For the fourth year, the volunteers will spend a day off donating their
 time and energy to one of 36 non-profit organizations in the U.S., Mexico and
 the Caribbean.  Their efforts are part of the company's annual G.I.V.E.
 corporate volunteer day.  G.I.V.E. stands for "Get Involved Volunteer
 Everywhere" and is part of the global cruise company's outreach efforts in
 areas where they operate.
     The employees will spend their Saturday assisting non-profit organizations
 that focus on helping children and families in need, improving education, and
 conserving our environment.  Their activities will be as diverse as:
 
     * Replanting native vegetation at Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne
       in South Florida.
     * Planting, landscaping and repairing playground equipment at the Ritchie
       Family Center in Wichita, Kansas.
     * Escorting children from Girls and Boys Town in New York City for a tour
       and lunch onboard the Celebrity Cruises ship Zenith, in New York harbor.
     * Refurbishing, painting and landscaping facilities at Rebecca's House,
       which assists elderly homeless people in Nassau, Bahamas.
 
     "I am very happy that we can assist so many different people through the
 generosity being shown by our employees," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and
 chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  "This year, our
 G.I.V.E. Day activities expand far beyond South Florida.  I thank our
 employees and their families and friends for volunteering their time and
 energy to the communities in which we live and work."
     The cruise company's employees were given the opportunity to perform their
 volunteer work for one of 36 non-profit organizations.  (A list of the 36
 organizations and their locations is attached.)  Twenty-three of the non-
 profits are in South Florida; three are in Wichita, Kansas, where the company
 maintains a reservations center; and 10 others are being assisted in New York
 City; Anchorage; Kalua Kona, Hawaii; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S.
 Virgin Islands; Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico; and Nassau and Coco Cay,
 Bahamas.
     This year's G.I.V.E. Day is being conducted in conjunction with the United
 Nations' International Year of Volunteers, being observed during 2001.  The
 International Year of Volunteers is a U.N. initiative to highlight the
 achievements of millions of volunteers worldwide and to encourage more people
 globally to engage in volunteer activity.
     Locally, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises coordinate
 G.I.V.E. Day activities with the help of Hands On Miami.  The volunteer
 organization was created in 1993 to provide a user-friendly approach to
 community service.  Hands On Miami creates flexibly-scheduled, meaningful
 direct-service volunteer opportunities in partnership with schools, social
 service and environmental organizations and businesses.
     Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that
 operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Celebrity
 Tours.  Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have a combined
 total of 21 ships in service and eight under construction or on firm order.
 Royal Celebrity Tours operates cruise-tour vacations in Alaska utilizing the
 world's largest glass-domed railcars.  Additional information can be found on
 www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com or www.rclinvestor.com.
 
     MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
     All media are welcome to visit any of the locations below to shoot video
 or photos and interview participants.  There is a Project Coordinator at each
 site to assist media.
 
     36 PARTICIPATING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
     23 South Florida Organizations
 
     1 - Allapattah NET Office (Neighborhood Enhancement Team)
     Mission: NET offices and the City of Miami Police Department work together
 to improve safety and community issues.
     Needs: Beautification of historic Wagner Creek. Banks of creek need to be
 cleaned up, trees cut back, and minor landscaping will add to the beauty.
 Waste Management and FP&L will assist with chain saws, chippers and dumpsters.
 The creek travels for 10 to 12 blocks through Section 8 Housing and elderly
 and veteran living facilities, and enters into the Miami River.  The
 neighborhood will enjoy the beauty of Wagner Creek after the work is done.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County (South Allapattah)
 
     2 - American Littoral Society
     Mission: A non-profit organization devoted to restoring and preserving
 coastal habitats.  In Miami, the Society sponsors Project Reefkeeper and the
 Cape Florida Project, a volunteer-driven ecological restoration of a coastal
 barrier island park.
     Needs: To help restore native plant communities in Cape Florida State
 Park.  A large area needs to be replanted due to the damage of Hurricane
 Andrew.  Activities include exotic plant removal and replacing the exotics
 with native species.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 90
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Key Biscayne)
 
     3 - Carver Ranches Day Care
     Mission: To provide quality day care and after school care for children
 from low-income families.
     Needs: Painting colorful murals in the classrooms and on the front of the
 building.  Planting flowers and shrubs, and flower boxes to brighten up the
 center and its surrounding under-served neighborhood.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
     Location: Broward County (Hollywood)
 
     4 - Children's Home Society (CHS)
     Mission: To provide a safe and loving environment for abused or neglected
 babies, children and teens.  Needs: A field trip to the Seaquarium.
 Volunteers will spend the day watching the dolphins and sea turtles while
 spending some individualized time and having lunch with a group of children
 that could not ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     5 - Dania Elementary School
     Mission: A "Title I" Public School that is geared mostly towards at-risk
 children from low-income families.
     Needs: Transform the cafeteria into a magical beach environment by
 painting colorful murals of dolphins, the school mascot and tropical scenes.
 Beautification will also include landscaping and clean up of campus areas near
 the cafeteria.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 60
     Location: Broward County (Dania)
 
     6 - Excellence By Choice (OUTING)
     Mission: To create, manage and support community technology in South
 Florida, especially for under-served areas.
     Needs: Take a group of at risk children (elementary school age) on an
 adventure aboard a Royal Caribbean International vessel.  Volunteers will have
 lunch with their guest, while enjoying the excitement of touring a ship with a
 group that could not ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: Miami
 
     7 - Excellence By Choice (Physical)
     Mission: To create, manage and support community technology in South
 Florida, especially for under-served areas.
     Needs: Painting murals to brighten up computer labs, activity rooms and
 study areas in this under-served community.  Volunteers will also create a
 small educational garden or butterfly garden in the courtyard.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Liberty City)
 
     8 - Food for Life Network
     Mission: To help feed low-income men, women, and children living with
 HIV/AIDS.
     Needs: Volunteers are needed to brighten up this Food Bank by painting the
 exterior of the building.  A small group of volunteers will also help with
 packing groceries in the food bank.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Design District)
 
     9 - In partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Florida Keys
         National Marine Sanctuary
     Mission: Maintaining the ecological needs of Florida and protecting the
 state's exceptional lands, waters, plants and animals.
     Needs: To clean the man-made debris in the areas of the ship wreck "City
 of Washington" and the North North Dry Rocks reef, both off Key Largo.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 10
     Location: Key Largo, Florida
 
     10 - Hialeah Middle School
     Mission: A Miami-Dade Public School where students achieve remarkable
 excellence with the help and support of parents, teachers and peers.
     Needs: To improve school spirit by painting room numbers and school logos
 on eight portable classrooms. Volunteers will also brighten up the area with
 some attractive landscaping.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Hialeah)
 
     11 - Hialeah Senior High School
     Mission: To provide an atmosphere of academic and technological growth, so
 that students can work to reach their full potential.
     Needs: Beautify the campus by painting benches outside lunch area with
 school colors, and landscape adjacent garden areas.  The school also has
 several portable classrooms that have to be painted in colors matching the
 main building.  In addition, the main office from the school needs to be
 painted on its interior.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 35
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Hialeah)
 
     12 - Humane Society
     Mission: To serve and protect the animals of Miami-Dade County by
 providing humane care and shelter.  The society also offers education on pet
 ownership and works to eliminate cruelty to animals.
     Needs: Paint colorful murals inside the building and brighten up the
 animal shelter by painting the exterior of the building too. Volunteers can
 also help with landscaping the grounds and by bathing and exercising the dogs.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Little River)
 
     13 - I Have A Dream Foundation
     Mission: The I Have a Dream Foundation has made a commitment to a group of
 students at Charles Drew Elementary in Liberty City by guaranteeing them
 scholarships for college if they graduate from high school.
     Needs: Take a group of at risk children on an adventure aboard a Royal
 Caribbean International vessel.  Volunteers will have lunch with their guest,
 while enjoying the excitement of touring a ship with a group that could not
 ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 215
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     14 - KIDCO I
     Mission: A non-profit agency that provides quality childcare for babies
 and children from low-income families.
     Needs: Volunteers will help create a warm and bright playground area by
 painting decorative murals and re-mulching the playground and the garden.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 45
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Design District)
 
     15 - KIDCO IV at Corporate Academy North
     Mission: A non-profit agency that provides quality childcare for babies
 and children from low-income families.
     Needs: Volunteer painters are needed to brighten up the center's
 classrooms.  The basketball courts need to be refreshed: outline and paint
 with the school colors.  Volunteers are also needed to help create a Hop
 Scotch court and landscape the playground area.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 32
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Wynnewood)
 
     16 - Little Shavers (Family Central Center)
     Mission: To strengthen and preserve families by providing cost-effective,
 subsidized childcare services that nurture each child's well being and
 potential.
     Needs: The center needs to be revitalized to meet accreditation standards,
 however much work is needed before then.  The interior needs to be painted,
 bathrooms and hallways need murals painted, and bookshelves need to be sanded
 and painted.  The exterior and chain link fence will be painted with warm
 Caribbean colors, the playground needs to be mulched, landscaped, a Hop Scotch
 court needs to be created, several murals will also be painted to brighten
 this playground area.  Help beautify the front of this facility with a
 flowerbed and shrubs that will welcome the children of this facility each
 morning.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 150
     Location: Broward County (Davie/Hollywood)
 
     17 - Mental Health Association
     Mission: Promote mental health and prevention of mental illness through
 the implementation of programs that aid in the treatment and prevention of
 mental illness.  They do this programming to address the needs of homeless,
 at-risk children, HIV/AIDS patients and families affected by mental illness.
 They also provide general education about wellness to the community.  All
 services are free of charge to the community.  Two of their well known
 programs A Women's Place and A Kid's Place day centers are run through this
 location.
     Needs: Take a group of at-risk kids ranging from 3 - 12 years of age on an
 adventurous day to the Miami Seaquarium.  Volunteers will have lunch with the
 kids while enjoying the hilarious shows offered at the Miami Seaquarium.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 23
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     18 - Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
     Mission: An emergency shelter for abused and runaway teens that provides
 counseling to redirect young lives and repair broken families.
     Needs: Join a group of teens on a Career Day tour of a Royal Caribbean
 International vessel.  Volunteers will have lunch with their guests, while
 enjoying the excitement of touring a ship and exposing the group to new and
 different career opportunities.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 21
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     19 - North Hialeah Elementary School
     Mission: A Miami-Dade Public School where faculty and parents motivate
 students to maximize their academic potential and social and moral growth.
     Needs: This is a great school, but with very little color.  We have found
 ways that we can add some color to the whole school, not just one area.
 Projects include painting murals of children in the hallways.  Painting all
 doors.  Painting the outside of portables.  Painting mural of school crest.
 Painting basketball backboards and repainting the boundary lines on the court.
 Painting outdoor play area.  Painting murals of children in the cafeteria.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County (North Hialeah)
 
     20 - Roots In The City
     Mission: To beautify the inner city neighborhoods of Overtown by employing
 low-income residents to help maintain gardens.
     Needs: The embankment of the I-95 and 395 expressways will be landscaped
 to enhance the appearance of the neighborhood. Volunteers will landscape newly
 created gardens.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 10
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Overtown)
 
     21 - SOS Children's Village
     Mission: Provides permanent homes, loving parents and siblings, a
 supportive neighborhood, and special resources for children unlikely to be
 adopted or returned to their birth families.
     Needs: An outing for the children who live in this village, to give them a
 chance to experience something new and different.  The children would love to
 tour a Celebrity Cruises ship and have lunch on board.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
     Location: SE Broward County (Port Everglades area)
 
     22 - Virginia Key Beach & Park Clean-up
     Mission: Virginia Key Beach and Park was once the only beach in Miami-Dade
 that was open to African Americans during the time of segregation in the
 South.  The park is closed now, except for special events, until the park is
 revitalized.
     Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist in the clean-up and revitalization
 of the nature trails and beach, replanting native vegetation, and creating
 signs to designate plants and specific locations within the park.  The
 volunteers will also have the benefit of learning about the park and beach's
 history, along with volunteers from other organizations that will be working
 on-site the same day.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 130
     Location: Miami-Dade County (the Key just before Key Biscayne)
 
     23 - West Broward Care Center
     Mission: Volunteers and the community work together to provide quality
 care for elderly and disabled residents, making them feel truly cared about.
     Needs: Showcase your talents (singing, dancing, etc.) to entertain or
 bring your family out to socialize with the residents. Spanish speaking,
 friendly visitors are especially welcome.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 22
     Location: West Broward
 
     Three Wichita Organizations
 
     24 - City of Wichita - Greening of Wichita Program
     Mission: To provide the vision, leadership, structure and funding to fully
 "forest" the City of Wichita".
     Needs: To plant 1,000 trees throughout the city of Wichita with the
 Veterans Memorial Park being the main project location.  The National Tree
 Trust is donating 1,000 trees to be planted for the "foresting" and
 beautification of the city.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 120
     Location: Auburn Hills Golf Course
 
     25 - KidsZooFit
     Mission: The Children's Miracle Network strives to help sick and injured
 children by providing children needed assistance in their greatest time of
 need.  KidsZooFit is a great learning opportunity for the entire family with
 70 health-related booths and a fun run for kids ages 3-13.  This is a fun
 learning environment at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
     Needs: Assist guests at the Via Christi - Children's Miracle Network
 children's fair at Sedgwick County Zoo.  This includes handing out maps of the
 booth locations, greeting kids as they enter the zoo, helping with general
 information about the children's fair, etc.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 16
     Location: Sedgwick County Zoo
 
     26 - Rainbows United, Inc.
     Mission: Committed to enhancing the lives of children with or at-risk for
 disabilities through customized preventive, evaluative, educational and
 therapeutic interventions and supportive family-centered services.
     Needs: Help renovate part of the Ritchie Family Center. Work includes
 interior and exterior painting, working on the playground equipment and
 landscaping.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: 4531 E. 37th St. North
 
     Ten Other Locations and Organizations
 
     27 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Zenith - New York City
 40 children from Girls and Boys Town in New York City will visit the cruise
 ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Girls
 and Boys Town provides emergency shelter, family living services, in-home
 family crisis aid, foster family care, and parenting assistance to families
 and children in need.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
 
     28 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Horizon - New York City
 75 children from Covenant House in New York City will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Covenant
 House offers 24-hour a day comprehensive service to aid adolescents dealing
 with poverty, lack of education, substance abuse, mental health, job skills
 and other issues.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
 
     29 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Galaxy - San Juan, Puerto Rico
 17 middle school students from Colegio San Augustin will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
 
     30 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Mercury - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 30 children from Desarrollo Integral de la Familia will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Desarrollo
 Integral de la Familia assists troubled families with developmental skills,
 with a focus on children in need.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
 
     31 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Majesty of the Seas - Nassau,
          Bahamas
 Refurbish, paint and landscape facilities at Rebecca's House, in Nassau, which
 is a homeless shelter that specializes in assisting elderly people.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 55
 
     32 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Nordic Empress - St. Thomas,
          U.S. Virgin Islands
 30 children, 3 to 6 years old, from the Developmental Learning Center of St.
 Thomas will visit the cruise ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch
 with crew members.  The ship has raised $1,000 for new playground equipment
 for this pre-school.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     33 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Rhapsody of the Seas - Kalua
          Kona, Hawaii
 100 children from the West Hawaii Foster Children organization will visit the
 cruise ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     34 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Sovereign of the Seas - Coco
          Cay, Bahamas
 Groundbreaking ceremony and check presentation at the R.N. Gomez School, of
 Gray Harbor Bay, Bahamas.  The ship has raised $15,000 for a new basketball
 court / playground and fence for this school.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     35 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Viking Serenade - Ensenada,
          Mexico
 Refurbishing the Ensenada Children's Orphanage, donating clothes to its
 children, and holding various sporting events.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     36 - The staff of Royal Celebrity Tours - Anchorage, Alaska
 Staff members will build handicapped access ramps at the Alaska Native
 Heritage Center in Anchorage.  The staff will also conduct a clean-up project
 along the highway that leads to the Center.  The Center is dedicated to
 preserving the history of the native peoples of Alaska.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
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SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD.
    MIAMI, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,500 employees, family members
 and friends of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises will be
 repainting, replanting, refurbishing tomorrow in communities from Puerto Rico
 to Florida to Kansas to Alaska, in the largest annual community service event
 held by a single Florida company.
     For the fourth year, the volunteers will spend a day off donating their
 time and energy to one of 36 non-profit organizations in the U.S., Mexico and
 the Caribbean.  Their efforts are part of the company's annual G.I.V.E.
 corporate volunteer day.  G.I.V.E. stands for "Get Involved Volunteer
 Everywhere" and is part of the global cruise company's outreach efforts in
 areas where they operate.
     The employees will spend their Saturday assisting non-profit organizations
 that focus on helping children and families in need, improving education, and
 conserving our environment.  Their activities will be as diverse as:
 
     * Replanting native vegetation at Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne
       in South Florida.
     * Planting, landscaping and repairing playground equipment at the Ritchie
       Family Center in Wichita, Kansas.
     * Escorting children from Girls and Boys Town in New York City for a tour
       and lunch onboard the Celebrity Cruises ship Zenith, in New York harbor.
     * Refurbishing, painting and landscaping facilities at Rebecca's House,
       which assists elderly homeless people in Nassau, Bahamas.
 
     "I am very happy that we can assist so many different people through the
 generosity being shown by our employees," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and
 chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  "This year, our
 G.I.V.E. Day activities expand far beyond South Florida.  I thank our
 employees and their families and friends for volunteering their time and
 energy to the communities in which we live and work."
     The cruise company's employees were given the opportunity to perform their
 volunteer work for one of 36 non-profit organizations.  (A list of the 36
 organizations and their locations is attached.)  Twenty-three of the non-
 profits are in South Florida; three are in Wichita, Kansas, where the company
 maintains a reservations center; and 10 others are being assisted in New York
 City; Anchorage; Kalua Kona, Hawaii; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S.
 Virgin Islands; Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico; and Nassau and Coco Cay,
 Bahamas.
     This year's G.I.V.E. Day is being conducted in conjunction with the United
 Nations' International Year of Volunteers, being observed during 2001.  The
 International Year of Volunteers is a U.N. initiative to highlight the
 achievements of millions of volunteers worldwide and to encourage more people
 globally to engage in volunteer activity.
     Locally, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises coordinate
 G.I.V.E. Day activities with the help of Hands On Miami.  The volunteer
 organization was created in 1993 to provide a user-friendly approach to
 community service.  Hands On Miami creates flexibly-scheduled, meaningful
 direct-service volunteer opportunities in partnership with schools, social
 service and environmental organizations and businesses.
     Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that
 operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Celebrity
 Tours.  Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have a combined
 total of 21 ships in service and eight under construction or on firm order.
 Royal Celebrity Tours operates cruise-tour vacations in Alaska utilizing the
 world's largest glass-domed railcars.  Additional information can be found on
 www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com or www.rclinvestor.com.
 
     MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
     All media are welcome to visit any of the locations below to shoot video
 or photos and interview participants.  There is a Project Coordinator at each
 site to assist media.
 
     36 PARTICIPATING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
     23 South Florida Organizations
 
     1 - Allapattah NET Office (Neighborhood Enhancement Team)
     Mission: NET offices and the City of Miami Police Department work together
 to improve safety and community issues.
     Needs: Beautification of historic Wagner Creek. Banks of creek need to be
 cleaned up, trees cut back, and minor landscaping will add to the beauty.
 Waste Management and FP&L will assist with chain saws, chippers and dumpsters.
 The creek travels for 10 to 12 blocks through Section 8 Housing and elderly
 and veteran living facilities, and enters into the Miami River.  The
 neighborhood will enjoy the beauty of Wagner Creek after the work is done.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County (South Allapattah)
 
     2 - American Littoral Society
     Mission: A non-profit organization devoted to restoring and preserving
 coastal habitats.  In Miami, the Society sponsors Project Reefkeeper and the
 Cape Florida Project, a volunteer-driven ecological restoration of a coastal
 barrier island park.
     Needs: To help restore native plant communities in Cape Florida State
 Park.  A large area needs to be replanted due to the damage of Hurricane
 Andrew.  Activities include exotic plant removal and replacing the exotics
 with native species.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 90
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Key Biscayne)
 
     3 - Carver Ranches Day Care
     Mission: To provide quality day care and after school care for children
 from low-income families.
     Needs: Painting colorful murals in the classrooms and on the front of the
 building.  Planting flowers and shrubs, and flower boxes to brighten up the
 center and its surrounding under-served neighborhood.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
     Location: Broward County (Hollywood)
 
     4 - Children's Home Society (CHS)
     Mission: To provide a safe and loving environment for abused or neglected
 babies, children and teens.  Needs: A field trip to the Seaquarium.
 Volunteers will spend the day watching the dolphins and sea turtles while
 spending some individualized time and having lunch with a group of children
 that could not ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     5 - Dania Elementary School
     Mission: A "Title I" Public School that is geared mostly towards at-risk
 children from low-income families.
     Needs: Transform the cafeteria into a magical beach environment by
 painting colorful murals of dolphins, the school mascot and tropical scenes.
 Beautification will also include landscaping and clean up of campus areas near
 the cafeteria.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 60
     Location: Broward County (Dania)
 
     6 - Excellence By Choice (OUTING)
     Mission: To create, manage and support community technology in South
 Florida, especially for under-served areas.
     Needs: Take a group of at risk children (elementary school age) on an
 adventure aboard a Royal Caribbean International vessel.  Volunteers will have
 lunch with their guest, while enjoying the excitement of touring a ship with a
 group that could not ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: Miami
 
     7 - Excellence By Choice (Physical)
     Mission: To create, manage and support community technology in South
 Florida, especially for under-served areas.
     Needs: Painting murals to brighten up computer labs, activity rooms and
 study areas in this under-served community.  Volunteers will also create a
 small educational garden or butterfly garden in the courtyard.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Liberty City)
 
     8 - Food for Life Network
     Mission: To help feed low-income men, women, and children living with
 HIV/AIDS.
     Needs: Volunteers are needed to brighten up this Food Bank by painting the
 exterior of the building.  A small group of volunteers will also help with
 packing groceries in the food bank.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Design District)
 
     9 - In partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Florida Keys
         National Marine Sanctuary
     Mission: Maintaining the ecological needs of Florida and protecting the
 state's exceptional lands, waters, plants and animals.
     Needs: To clean the man-made debris in the areas of the ship wreck "City
 of Washington" and the North North Dry Rocks reef, both off Key Largo.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 10
     Location: Key Largo, Florida
 
     10 - Hialeah Middle School
     Mission: A Miami-Dade Public School where students achieve remarkable
 excellence with the help and support of parents, teachers and peers.
     Needs: To improve school spirit by painting room numbers and school logos
 on eight portable classrooms. Volunteers will also brighten up the area with
 some attractive landscaping.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Hialeah)
 
     11 - Hialeah Senior High School
     Mission: To provide an atmosphere of academic and technological growth, so
 that students can work to reach their full potential.
     Needs: Beautify the campus by painting benches outside lunch area with
 school colors, and landscape adjacent garden areas.  The school also has
 several portable classrooms that have to be painted in colors matching the
 main building.  In addition, the main office from the school needs to be
 painted on its interior.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 35
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Hialeah)
 
     12 - Humane Society
     Mission: To serve and protect the animals of Miami-Dade County by
 providing humane care and shelter.  The society also offers education on pet
 ownership and works to eliminate cruelty to animals.
     Needs: Paint colorful murals inside the building and brighten up the
 animal shelter by painting the exterior of the building too. Volunteers can
 also help with landscaping the grounds and by bathing and exercising the dogs.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Little River)
 
     13 - I Have A Dream Foundation
     Mission: The I Have a Dream Foundation has made a commitment to a group of
 students at Charles Drew Elementary in Liberty City by guaranteeing them
 scholarships for college if they graduate from high school.
     Needs: Take a group of at risk children on an adventure aboard a Royal
 Caribbean International vessel.  Volunteers will have lunch with their guest,
 while enjoying the excitement of touring a ship with a group that could not
 ordinarily have this experience.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 215
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     14 - KIDCO I
     Mission: A non-profit agency that provides quality childcare for babies
 and children from low-income families.
     Needs: Volunteers will help create a warm and bright playground area by
 painting decorative murals and re-mulching the playground and the garden.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 45
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Design District)
 
     15 - KIDCO IV at Corporate Academy North
     Mission: A non-profit agency that provides quality childcare for babies
 and children from low-income families.
     Needs: Volunteer painters are needed to brighten up the center's
 classrooms.  The basketball courts need to be refreshed: outline and paint
 with the school colors.  Volunteers are also needed to help create a Hop
 Scotch court and landscape the playground area.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 32
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Wynnewood)
 
     16 - Little Shavers (Family Central Center)
     Mission: To strengthen and preserve families by providing cost-effective,
 subsidized childcare services that nurture each child's well being and
 potential.
     Needs: The center needs to be revitalized to meet accreditation standards,
 however much work is needed before then.  The interior needs to be painted,
 bathrooms and hallways need murals painted, and bookshelves need to be sanded
 and painted.  The exterior and chain link fence will be painted with warm
 Caribbean colors, the playground needs to be mulched, landscaped, a Hop Scotch
 court needs to be created, several murals will also be painted to brighten
 this playground area.  Help beautify the front of this facility with a
 flowerbed and shrubs that will welcome the children of this facility each
 morning.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 150
     Location: Broward County (Davie/Hollywood)
 
     17 - Mental Health Association
     Mission: Promote mental health and prevention of mental illness through
 the implementation of programs that aid in the treatment and prevention of
 mental illness.  They do this programming to address the needs of homeless,
 at-risk children, HIV/AIDS patients and families affected by mental illness.
 They also provide general education about wellness to the community.  All
 services are free of charge to the community.  Two of their well known
 programs A Women's Place and A Kid's Place day centers are run through this
 location.
     Needs: Take a group of at-risk kids ranging from 3 - 12 years of age on an
 adventurous day to the Miami Seaquarium.  Volunteers will have lunch with the
 kids while enjoying the hilarious shows offered at the Miami Seaquarium.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 23
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     18 - Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
     Mission: An emergency shelter for abused and runaway teens that provides
 counseling to redirect young lives and repair broken families.
     Needs: Join a group of teens on a Career Day tour of a Royal Caribbean
 International vessel.  Volunteers will have lunch with their guests, while
 enjoying the excitement of touring a ship and exposing the group to new and
 different career opportunities.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 21
     Location: Miami-Dade County
 
     19 - North Hialeah Elementary School
     Mission: A Miami-Dade Public School where faculty and parents motivate
 students to maximize their academic potential and social and moral growth.
     Needs: This is a great school, but with very little color.  We have found
 ways that we can add some color to the whole school, not just one area.
 Projects include painting murals of children in the hallways.  Painting all
 doors.  Painting the outside of portables.  Painting mural of school crest.
 Painting basketball backboards and repainting the boundary lines on the court.
 Painting outdoor play area.  Painting murals of children in the cafeteria.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 40
     Location: Miami-Dade County (North Hialeah)
 
     20 - Roots In The City
     Mission: To beautify the inner city neighborhoods of Overtown by employing
 low-income residents to help maintain gardens.
     Needs: The embankment of the I-95 and 395 expressways will be landscaped
 to enhance the appearance of the neighborhood. Volunteers will landscape newly
 created gardens.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 10
     Location: Miami-Dade County (Overtown)
 
     21 - SOS Children's Village
     Mission: Provides permanent homes, loving parents and siblings, a
 supportive neighborhood, and special resources for children unlikely to be
 adopted or returned to their birth families.
     Needs: An outing for the children who live in this village, to give them a
 chance to experience something new and different.  The children would love to
 tour a Celebrity Cruises ship and have lunch on board.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
     Location: SE Broward County (Port Everglades area)
 
     22 - Virginia Key Beach & Park Clean-up
     Mission: Virginia Key Beach and Park was once the only beach in Miami-Dade
 that was open to African Americans during the time of segregation in the
 South.  The park is closed now, except for special events, until the park is
 revitalized.
     Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist in the clean-up and revitalization
 of the nature trails and beach, replanting native vegetation, and creating
 signs to designate plants and specific locations within the park.  The
 volunteers will also have the benefit of learning about the park and beach's
 history, along with volunteers from other organizations that will be working
 on-site the same day.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 130
     Location: Miami-Dade County (the Key just before Key Biscayne)
 
     23 - West Broward Care Center
     Mission: Volunteers and the community work together to provide quality
 care for elderly and disabled residents, making them feel truly cared about.
     Needs: Showcase your talents (singing, dancing, etc.) to entertain or
 bring your family out to socialize with the residents. Spanish speaking,
 friendly visitors are especially welcome.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 22
     Location: West Broward
 
     Three Wichita Organizations
 
     24 - City of Wichita - Greening of Wichita Program
     Mission: To provide the vision, leadership, structure and funding to fully
 "forest" the City of Wichita".
     Needs: To plant 1,000 trees throughout the city of Wichita with the
 Veterans Memorial Park being the main project location.  The National Tree
 Trust is donating 1,000 trees to be planted for the "foresting" and
 beautification of the city.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 120
     Location: Auburn Hills Golf Course
 
     25 - KidsZooFit
     Mission: The Children's Miracle Network strives to help sick and injured
 children by providing children needed assistance in their greatest time of
 need.  KidsZooFit is a great learning opportunity for the entire family with
 70 health-related booths and a fun run for kids ages 3-13.  This is a fun
 learning environment at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
     Needs: Assist guests at the Via Christi - Children's Miracle Network
 children's fair at Sedgwick County Zoo.  This includes handing out maps of the
 booth locations, greeting kids as they enter the zoo, helping with general
 information about the children's fair, etc.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 16
     Location: Sedgwick County Zoo
 
     26 - Rainbows United, Inc.
     Mission: Committed to enhancing the lives of children with or at-risk for
 disabilities through customized preventive, evaluative, educational and
 therapeutic interventions and supportive family-centered services.
     Needs: Help renovate part of the Ritchie Family Center. Work includes
 interior and exterior painting, working on the playground equipment and
 landscaping.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
     Location: 4531 E. 37th St. North
 
     Ten Other Locations and Organizations
 
     27 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Zenith - New York City
 40 children from Girls and Boys Town in New York City will visit the cruise
 ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Girls
 and Boys Town provides emergency shelter, family living services, in-home
 family crisis aid, foster family care, and parenting assistance to families
 and children in need.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 25
 
     28 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Horizon - New York City
 75 children from Covenant House in New York City will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Covenant
 House offers 24-hour a day comprehensive service to aid adolescents dealing
 with poverty, lack of education, substance abuse, mental health, job skills
 and other issues.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 15
 
     29 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Galaxy - San Juan, Puerto Rico
 17 middle school students from Colegio San Augustin will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
 
     30 - Celebrity Cruises' ship Mercury - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 30 children from Desarrollo Integral de la Familia will visit the cruise ship
 for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.  Desarrollo
 Integral de la Familia assists troubled families with developmental skills,
 with a focus on children in need.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 20
 
     31 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Majesty of the Seas - Nassau,
          Bahamas
 Refurbish, paint and landscape facilities at Rebecca's House, in Nassau, which
 is a homeless shelter that specializes in assisting elderly people.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 55
 
     32 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Nordic Empress - St. Thomas,
          U.S. Virgin Islands
 30 children, 3 to 6 years old, from the Developmental Learning Center of St.
 Thomas will visit the cruise ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch
 with crew members.  The ship has raised $1,000 for new playground equipment
 for this pre-school.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     33 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Rhapsody of the Seas - Kalua
          Kona, Hawaii
 100 children from the West Hawaii Foster Children organization will visit the
 cruise ship for a complete tour, fun and games and lunch with crew members.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     34 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Sovereign of the Seas - Coco
          Cay, Bahamas
 Groundbreaking ceremony and check presentation at the R.N. Gomez School, of
 Gray Harbor Bay, Bahamas.  The ship has raised $15,000 for a new basketball
 court / playground and fence for this school.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     35 - Royal Caribbean International's ship Viking Serenade - Ensenada,
          Mexico
 Refurbishing the Ensenada Children's Orphanage, donating clothes to its
 children, and holding various sporting events.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
     36 - The staff of Royal Celebrity Tours - Anchorage, Alaska
 Staff members will build handicapped access ramps at the Alaska Native
 Heritage Center in Anchorage.  The staff will also conduct a clean-up project
 along the highway that leads to the Center.  The Center is dedicated to
 preserving the history of the native peoples of Alaska.
     Approximate Number of Volunteers: 30
 
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