The Donor Experience

Scoops of Joy

September 18, 2013
Thumbnail image for Scoops of Joy

When Manon was four years old, she was granted a magical wish trip to Give Kids The World. After being born with a heart defect and undergoing three open-heart surgeries before the age of three, Manon and her family deserved a week of carefree relaxation and magical memories. Although Manon was young, the family knew…
[read more]

Give Kids The Dark Side

August 26, 2013
Thumbnail image for Give Kids The Dark Side

A long time ago in a magical Village far, far away, the Willison family experienced all the joys of Mary’s 2006 wish trip. Their arrival coincided with the 20th Anniversary of GKTW, and the family was excited to be a part of the celebration. Mary and her brother Aidan, who also battles Cystic Fibrosis, enjoyed…
[read more]

Heather’s Scoop on Ice Cream For Breakfast

August 19, 2013
Thumbnail image for Heather’s Scoop on Ice Cream For Breakfast

At Give Kids The World, we know that no one can tell our story better than our wish families – those who have experienced it first hand. Below is a story shared by Heather, detailing her life journey, her wish trip and her dedication to helping the Village one scoop at a time. In January…
[read more]

Be Our Guest Podcast Streams Hope for the Village

August 7, 2013
Thumbnail image for Be Our Guest Podcast Streams Hope for the Village

Recently, the Be Our Guest Podcast hosted a 12-hour live show benefiting Give Kids The World. This podcast (a digital screening of online radio) invited listeners to learn about GKTW, compete for special prizes and donate to the Village. Special guests, including GKTW President Pam Landwirth, took the mic to share their personal stories about…
[read more]

Royalty at The Village

August 5, 2013
Thumbnail image for Royalty at The Village

This month, Give Kids The World was honored to welcome the contestants of the Princess America Pageant to the Village. Over 50 young ladies arrived at the Village where they enjoyed a presentation and personal tour. The princesses then gathered on the Avenue of Angels for an impromptu dance party. As the young ladies showed…
[read more]