WP Rawl Welcomes Disney Channel to Headquarters to Film Katie’s Krops Segment
September 28, 2015; Pelion,
S.C.: WP Rawl, the premier grower, processor and shipper of
leafy greens, welcomed Disney Channel to their headquarters this
past July to film Katie's Krops' founder Katie Stagliano and fellow
young gardeners. The "Make Your Mark" segment, part of Disney's
Healthy Living Commitment that partners with parents to help makes
healthier generations , was filmed during the third annual Katie's
Krops Camp sponsored by WP Rawl and began airing Friday, September
25 on Disney Channel.
The Emmy award-winning series, "Make Your Mark," aimed at
children between 6 and 14-years-old features inspirational stories
of children from around the world. This year, Disney Channel
selected Katie's Krops, a non-profit empowering kids to plant
vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to the underserved in
their communities, as one of the featured segments.
Katie's ongoing relationship with Disney dates back to 2011 when
Disney Channel featured her in Disney's Friends for Change, a
series that highlighted kids making a difference while encouraging
others to do the same.
In 2008, then 9-year-old Stagliano grew a 40 pound cabbage in
her backyard. She donated it to a soup kitchen where it help to fed
275 people. Moved by the experience, she started Katie's Krops,
which currently funds 83 youth-run gardens in 30 states from which
the fresh harvest is donated to the underserved.
"We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Disney Channel at this year's
camp and look forward to seeing 'Make Your Mark' come to life,"
said Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product
development. "Over the past three years, we have had the pleasure
of hosting over 40 Katie's Krops growers. Katie is just as much an
inspiration to these growers as she is to us and we feel so proud
to be able to support her."
The Katie's Krops segment is available on Disney.com and Disney
Channel's YouTube channel, and is available on WP Rawl's
About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a fourth generation family farm
which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing
in year-round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in
the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®, Palmetto
Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the
company is celebrating its 90th anniversary.