The Volunteer Experience

Team GKTW: Where Work Meets Play

February 20, 2013
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I once stumbled upon a great quote that illustrated so beautifully that “it does not feel like work, when you love what you do.” Every Tuesday and Thursday, I get to do what I love by interning at Give Kids The World (GKTW) in the Communications Department. This experience has been so incredibly fulfilling both…
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Pixie the Poodle

February 18, 2013
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Miracles often happen when you least expect them.  In the blink of an eye, a kind gesture from a Volunteer Angel can fill the Village with magic and wonder. Each day our amazing Volunteer Angels welcome wish families with smiling faces and helping hands, ready to make dreams into reality.  Our four-legged Angels inspire the…
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Paying It Forward, One Scoop At A Time

February 6, 2013
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Alumni wish child, Ashton, from New Orleans, scoops and serves ice cream with her family at the Ice Cream Palace. The entire time all you can see is her dazzling smile. The sound of her cheerful laughter resonates throughout the palace – it is inevitable that things are bound to get a little messy. But…
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The Gift of Giving: A Fairy’s Tale

January 23, 2013
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Our incredible volunteer Angels come from all walks of life, and are always eager to share their magical presence with the children at Give Kids The World. They continually provide helping hands and caring service to wish children and their families during their adventurous stay. One of those remarkable people is Jackie Parker, a volunteer…
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The Crochet Queen

January 16, 2013
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Give Kids The World Angel Margaret Provost remembered how wonderful it felt to be wrapped in a homemade blanket as a child and wanted to bring this feeling of comfort, warmth and security to the families staying at the Village. An avid knitter, Margaret began crocheting a blanket every month and donating it to the…
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