The Volunteer Experience

Chad & The Magical Express

January 9, 2013
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It is important to find personal joys in life. To some, joy comes from travelling. To others, joy comes from retail therapy. To one of our special volunteers however, joy comes from the simple act of giving. The heartwarming tale dates backs to the summer of 2009. Fueled with the will to give back to his…
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Winter Wonderland: By The Numbers

December 26, 2012
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Each year, Give Kids The World looks to dedicated volunteers, sponsors and staff to decorate the Village for the Holidays.  Thanks to our Adopt-a-Villa program, many of our corporate heroes take time out of their busy schedules to make sure that each villa sparkles with holiday lights. Decorations by the numbers: 49,000- The amount of…
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Windy Ridge Students Bring New Friends to The Village

December 19, 2012
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Thanks to a group of special visitors from Windy Ridge K-8 School, many of our visiting wish children made new, cuddly friends.  As part of the “Hugs Across America” initiative, seven classes of dedicated students collected donations throughout the school year to provide adorable bears to children at the Village. As the sun set on…
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Where Does The Magic Begin at Give Kids The World Village?

December 10, 2012
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So, where does the magic begin for those visiting Give Kids The World Village? Some would tell you the magic begins at the Ice Cream Palace. Others would tell you the magic begins on the Enchanted Carousel. However, for most children and their families, the magic begins when they arrive at the airport. In September…
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Sheetz Shares a Piece of Pittsburgh

December 3, 2012
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Giving can come in all shapes and sizes. This statement is especially true when it comes to Sheetz, Inc., a devoted chain of gas station/convenience stores located in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Sheetz learned about Give Kids The World after sponsoring trips for over 30 wish families to come stay…
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