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Showing posts with label Give Kids the World. Show all posts
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November 15, 2018

ZAMPERLA DONATED WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTION TO GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

 KISSIMMEE, FL, November 13, 2018 – Zamperla, one of the world’s leading amusement ride manufacturers, has donated a new ride to Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), the Central Florida nonprofit that provides cost-free wish trips to critically ill children and their families.

Zamperla presented the swing today at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The swing will be on display during the Expo before being installed at GKTW later this month.
The Happy Swing, the company’s signature kiddie ride, can be enjoyed by both children and their parents, and for children staying at GKTW, it has a special component: The ride is wheelchair accessible. This unique and inclusive ride will ensure children of all abilities will enjoy swinging alongside their family and friends.
“The entire Zamperla family has been a treasured partner of the Village for many years,” said Pamela Landwirth, president & CEO, Give Kids The World.  “We are truly grateful for their generous donation and continued commitment to helping us give families a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Their understanding of the special needs of our families, and ingenuity to create something everyone can enjoy, means so much to all of us.  This new swing will be a magical addition to the Village and a wonderful gift for the precious children we serve.”

This is Zamperla’s third ride donation to GKTW. The new swing, along with a train called JJ’s Express and a pedal-powered flyer called Lori’s Magical Flight, provide accessible and magical rides for children at the Village.

July 24, 2018

The Holidays are just 6 months away! The ORLANDO CITRUS PARADE is coming to downtown Orlando on December 29th.

The event will be supporting the Give Kids The World Village
Downtown Parade to Kick Off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th

Orlando, Florida (July 24, 2018) – Florida Citrus Sports in association with Parades R Us and JM Best Entertainment is proud to announce the All-New Orlando Citrus Parade. It has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl. 

For the first time, the Orlando Citrus Parade is supporting the Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida based nonprofit resort for critically ill kids.

February 22, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Supports Kids’ Sweet Dreams


Krispy Kreme Customers Can Make an In-Store Donation to Give Kids The World Village
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 20, 2018) – Central Florida’s Krispy Kreme locations are helping to make kids’ sweet dreams come true. In partnership with Give Kids The World Village, the Winter Park, Millenia, Kissimmee, Melbourne and Daytona Beach Krispy Kreme shops are collecting donations to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses.
 
“We consider it a privilege to support Give Kids The World,” says Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC. “Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud and inspired by this important community partnership that will help make children’s dreams come true while fostering hope and happiness for their families.”

January 9, 2018

GO ‘OVER THE EDGE’ FOR GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE

Editor's Note - Our very own Dawn Sabato has registered for this event along with her co-workers at Contempo Vacation Homes: Ian Pardoe, Nikki Downer, and Sam Longster. Visit their individual profiles to learn more about them - or to donate! Want to participate? Register by January 15, and save 50% off your registration fee by using code COMESEEORLANDO


KISSIMMEE, FL – Next month, an extreme fundraiser will challenge fears of heights and help make dreams come true for kids facing critical illnesses and their families. Supporters will go “Over The Edge” by rappelling 428 feet straight down while overlooking International Drive.  

Are you ready for the challenge? Join a team of courageous supporters on February 9, 2018 to rappel down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando. The one-of-a-kind experience benefits local nonprofit, Give Kids The World Village.  

Give Kids The World Village is a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides dream vacations to critically-ill children. These children face challenges of treatment, hospitals, doctor appointments and more with incredible courage, something rappellers will have to match as they go Over The Edge. 

Rapellers – sometimes called “Edgers” – must raise at least $1,000 to be eligible. The exclusive event is currently limited to 76 rappellers. 

Think you have what it takes? Get ready to cinch yourself in, swallow your fears and go Over The Edge. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, some friendly competition with a coworker or friend, an extreme bucket list-worthy view, or an unforgettable start to 2018, Give Kids The World needs your help to make a difference for brave kids.  

You can also support Give Kids The World without actually going Over The Edge. To register or learn more about Over The Edge for Give Kids The World, visit gktw.org/overtheedge.

About Give Kids The World Village 
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively to serve critically-ill children and their families. Children visiting Central Florida on their “wish trips,” stay with their families at Give Kids The World’s storybook Village for week-long, dream vacations.   Give Kids The World provides meals, transportation, nightly entertainment, and complimentary passes to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions. There is never any charge to visiting families, and no child is ever turned away. 

Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has served more than 157,000 children and families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. Give Kids The World is four-star rated by Charity Navigator, with more than 92 cents of every dollar it spends going to program services. 

About Over The Edge 
To bring this one-of-a-kind event to Orlando, Give Kids The World is partnering with Over The Edge, a Nova Scotia-based company that has organized similar events for almost a decade. Over The Edge has worked with nonprofit groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics, raising more than $50 million in the process. 

Over The Edge handles all technical requirements, and the safety of rappellers is the No. 1 priority of each event. The organization has held more than 600 successful events with over 45,000 accomplished Edgers. 

September 20, 2017

Registration Now Open for Charity Events Benefiting Give Kids The World Village during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

Golf Tournament, Motorcycle Ride, and Run and Walk Events Raise Funds to Bring Smilesto Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses 


ORLANDO, Fla., US (Sept. 20, 2017) – IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, taking place Nov. 13-17, 2017 in Orlando, will host three fundraisers benefiting Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village — an 84-acre, nonprofit resort based in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament, IAAPA Motorcycle Ride, and IAAPA Charity 5K Run and 1K Walk — "Footprints From the Heart" — will each raise money in support of GKTW. Companies exhibiting during the trade show can also donate items to GKTW at the end of the week.

As a long-standing partner of GKTW, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and its members have raised more than $1 million over the course of more than 20 years.

May 19, 2017

Health, Fitness, Fantasy Makeovers Find Rockin’ New Home at Give Kids The World Village

Nonprofit Vacation Resort for Wish Children Uses Hasbro Gift to Update Twinkle Hope’s Spa


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 19, 2017) – Give Kids The World Village today opened the new Twinkle Hope’s Rockin’ Spa, a salon and fitness center where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can get a fun makeover, and adults can squeeze in a quick workout during their wish trip to the nonprofit resort in central Florida. 

The new spa, renovated with the help of a $150,000 contribution from Hasbro, Inc., offers expanded hours and new salon services. It also adds a fitness center, the G.I. JOE Gym, something many visiting families said they would like to see at the Village. 

August 12, 2015

Give Kids the World Village - Kissimmee

About a decade ago, I lived in Poinciana, Florida while working in Kissimmee. Every day on my commute, I'd pass this hidden nook that held the most colorful little land - tucked away among clusters of trees. When my young daughter was with me, it would catch her eye too, and she'd get that twinkling look in those beautiful eyes, because this little land looked so magical. We would both gawk at this land each time we passed it, and we were so curious. What went on in there? What was this place? This enchanted land was Give Kids the World Village, and it really is as magical as we expected. In fact, it may be the most magical place on earth.