The Volunteer Experience

From Wish Child to Volunteer

May 28, 2014
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Standing just 4 feet 11 inches, Elizabeth may be small but she makes a big difference and has an even bigger heart. For the past four weeks, recent high school graduate Elizabeth has volunteered every day at the Village. She recently surpassed the 200 hour mark in a mere 28 days. But that is not…
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Honoring our Veteran Angels

May 26, 2014
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In recognition of Memorial Day, we would like to celebrate all those who served and are serving in the military, especially our volunteer Angels. We had the chance to catch up with one of our Angels, Dick, a World War II veteran, who has volunteered with GKTW for the past two years.  If you have…
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An Unthinkable Canvas

May 14, 2014
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The world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau  Over the past year, Give Kids The World has gone through some “extreme” changes. To put the finishing touches on the Extreme Village Makeover, we reached out to our friends at Themed Entertainment Association (TEA.) TEA NextGen is an international non-profit that…
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Magical Moment: Ambassadors in Action

May 9, 2014
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Give Kids The World depends on our volunteers, known as Angels, to fulfill hundreds of volunteer shifts every day. Yesterday, we welcomed two very special Angels, the Walt Disney World Ambassadors Rich Tamayo and Tye Arnold.  The WDW Ambassadors and 30 Disney VoluntEARS came out to transform the Village into our weekly Winter Wonderland as…
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Alternative Angels on Spring Break

April 23, 2014
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Underneath glistening stars representing each and every child that has been to Give Kids The World and to the left of past royal king and queen thrones, there were three special college students who chose to spend their book-less and study-free spring break fulfilling wishes. Lauren, André and Sara, students from Western Michigan University, were…
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