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Give Hope to Wishes: Give Kids The World

With today being #GivingTuesday, we thought it would be good to draw some attention to another organization that is feeling the profound effects of coronavirus and the current theme park closures: Give Kids The World.

On March 17th, GKTW made the difficult decision to close the Give Kids The World Village due to the COVID-19 crisis. With the health of these children and their families being of the highest importance, the Village will remain closed for the foreseeable future until they feel it is safe to reopen. 

For those unfamiliar with Give Kids The World, here is a little information about who they are and what they do from their website:

“Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.

The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment, and much more.

Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a critical illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.

Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 175,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village, unlike any other place on earth.”

Each month more than 700 children are waiting for their wishes due to COVID-19, but on this #GivingTuesday, we can show them a little magic by giving hope to wishes. These donations will help show them the hope and magic that’s in store for them at the Village. Please join us to help #GiveHopeToWishes.

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!