Angels From Abroad

The Village would not be the same without the amazing volunteer Angels that so generously donate their time each day to make the experience for our wish families so wonderful. Recently Give Kids The World welcomed two new Angels who traveled all the way from Germany with the sole purpose of spending an entire year[…..]

Taking a Bite out of GKTW’s Fishing Hut

After providing millions of thrill-seekers with entertainment for more than 21 years, Universal Orlando Resort closed its much-beloved “Jaws” ride. But that was only the beginning of a new story. Universal shared the adventure with Give Kids The World by donating props to the Village fishing program. Located in the Park of Dreams, the Fishing[…..]

Clayton Laine Volunteer Program Gives Back To GKTW

Give Kids The World was excited to welcome Clayton and his family to the Village in 2007 for their wish trip. When the family first arrived, Clayton loved spending time in the pool and was thrilled to discover that he shared his name with GKTW’s Mayor Clayton! “You can relax here. There are so many[…..]

Amberville Train Set Gets An Upgrade

The Amberville Train Set has long been a treasured part of Give Kids The World Village. Originally installed over 13 years ago, this interactive model train track was due for a makeover. Erhard Baltrush, a model train aficionado, was brought in by our train Angels, John Crompton, Jerry Valentine and Lou Kinsey, to refurbish this famous[…..]

Sam Nation Gives Back to GKTW

The Prescott family first visited Give Kids The World for Sam’s wish trip during a summery August week in 2011. The family heard about GKTW from our dear friends at the Make-A-Wish Foundation but had no idea what to expect. Nothing could prepare them for the magical week ahead. “We had no cares or worries[…..]