The Family Experience

Welcoming Families Back to the Village

January 27, 2014
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Now that Extreme Village Makeover has come to an end, it’s time to welcome families back to Give Kids The World. We’re eager to see the smiling faces of our wish children around the Village after a two-week hiatus. Our first families began arriving around 9 a.m. this morning. The newly renovated villas in Fairytale…
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David’s Stars of Hope

January 8, 2014
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Extreme Village Makeover is almost here, and we would not be able to take on this unprecedented project without the help of our supporters. One alumni wish family came up with a fun idea to raise money to go toward the project, as a way to show their appreciation for their trip and to contribute…
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Magical Moment: A Snowy Proposal

January 3, 2014
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The Village was the site of a magical surprise engagement last week. During daughter Miracle’s wish trip, Reggie decided to surprise his girlfriend Kelada by asking her to marry him. Since Kelada had never seen snow before, he chose to pop the question during our Winter Wonderland festivities. Mayor Clayton helped present the ring, and…
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A Family’s Fond Memories

January 1, 2014
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We love hearing from families after they return home from their stay at Give Kids The World. Below is a letter from wish mom Andrea and her family about what they enjoyed most during their visit to our magical Village, along with some special artwork from wish child Amanda and her sister Emily.   To…
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Crafting a Snowman

December 27, 2013
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With many kids on holiday break from school, it’s the perfect time of year to do some fun and simple crafts with the whole family. One of our Entertainment Coordinators, Don LaFollette, has shared a step-by-step process of making a crafty and delicious snowman. Step 1: Gather supplies -Pretzel sticks -Large marshmallows -Chocolate covered raisins…
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