The Volunteer Experience

Spending Spring Break as an Angel

April 9, 2014
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When college students think about planning their spring break, they often think of escaping to a beach. But Ohio State University student Sam knew that the Village was where she wanted to spend her time off. Last December, Sam came to Give Kids The World for her brother Cole’s wish trip. Although she had never…
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Making Happiness Bloom at the Village

March 26, 2014
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Oftentimes, groups will come to the Village to volunteer together, which makes the experience even more meaningful. Student Media Group, a long-time supporter of the Village through both fundraising and volunteering, has spent their company retreat the past few years at the Village. Employees from the group’s Bloom Daily Planners division traveled to Florida to…
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Amberville Angel Has Fun While Giving Back

March 19, 2014
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Where would Give Kids The World be without the energy and love from our Volunteer Angels? It’s an unfathomable thought. One of those amazing Angels is a volunteer named Brandon. Brandon, like all of our Angels, is very near and dear to GKTW. Many of us who work here have seen Brandon in every area…
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Honor Society Shares Their Volunteer Experience

March 10, 2014
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Montverde Academy students graciously donate their time to volunteer at the Village, and we love having their help. After a recent night in the Gingerbread House, National Junior Honor Society advisor Sara Parets sent this lovely letter to the Dean of the Middle School. It exemplified the volunteer experience so well, that we wanted to…
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Angels Inspire Their Family to Give Back

March 5, 2014
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Janine and John Russell are not only recognizable faces at the Village, but their voices are quite distinct as well. Originally from England, Janine and John have been volunteering at GKTW since 2010. As official Angel Ambassadors, their love and knowledge of our mission is evident any time you speak with them. Combined, they’ve logged…
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