The Volunteer Experience

Vacuum Angels: A Clean Sweep

April 22, 2013
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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! In 2012 our angels completed more than 200,000 volunteer hours. Please join us in celebrating our Angels, this week and always. The colorful floors of Give Kids The World’s villas and venues are always fresh and clean, thanks to the hard work of a very special group of Angels. Our wonderful Vacuum Angels…
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Obie the Clown: Filling Lives With Laughter

April 8, 2013
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The charming sound of children laughing around the Village adds to the magical energy that makes Give Kids The World a dream-like destination for our deserving wish families. Five years ago, when Obie the Clown visited Florida, he jumped at the chance to visit GKTW. His initial visit turned into a magical three-hour tour of…
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Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Village.

March 27, 2013
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  Thanks to nearly 1,000 Papa John’s employees, Give Kids The World looks more magical than ever. The Papa John’s Humanitarian Project brought buses of ready-to-work Associates, Employees and Owners, and in just 4 hours, the Village was transformed! The Village’s 1,500-foot long exterior wall received a fresh coat of paint, but that’s not all!…
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Hope Comes Full Circle

March 25, 2013
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Hope comes full circle at the Village as the kindness that our volunteer Angels share leaves lasting impressions on our wish families. Roger and Marilyn Braatz share their deep devotion to Give Kids The World as they cheerfully volunteer in the Gingerbread House Restaurant and at the airport, where Roger welcomes wish families from all…
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5 Blissful Volunteering Tips

February 25, 2013
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Love and dedication – all it takes to be an awesome volunteer Angel! Thanks to our volunteer Angels, wish families are surrounded by smiling faces and are invited to enjoy their time in the whimsical Village. Serving others as a volunteer Angel can be incredibly rewarding and life-changing. Here are some helpful tips to make…
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