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A Shining Gift from a Local Police Officer

Not only does the Kissimmee Police Department keep our Central Florida community safe, they also bring a special magic to Give Kids The World Village. And, for Officer Eddie Cruz, the Village holds a special place in his heart and his home. Officer Cruz and members of the Kissimmee Police Department have visited the Village (click for more)



6 of the Cutest Therapy Dogs Show Their Love for the Village

They come in all shapes and sizes, but the dogs who are part of our Pet Therapy program have a few things in common – they’re all calm, affectionate and love volunteering with the children and families who visit Give Kids The World Village. Meet six of the four-legged friends bringing tail wags and smiles (click for more)



Volunteer Spotlight: Richard Streby Keeps the Village Chugging Along

If you’ve ever hopped on board Brayden’s Express at Give Kids The World Village, chances are you’ve met volunteer Richard Streby. He could often be found driving the little orange train, taking wish families all over the Village. He’s been a volunteer for over seven years, filling a number of different shifts but spending most (click for more)



Volunteer Conquers Her Fears to Help Wish Families

Editor’s note: Today’s guest blog is written by Village volunteer Wendy Clarke. She describes the impact volunteering has had on her life and shares other ways she gets involved. A simple Google search brought me to Give Kids The World Village. Little did I know that typing “volunteering with children” would bring me to a (click for more)



Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Coopers

In 2005, the Village family grew by two when Phil and Jo Cooper came to Florida and found a special place to volunteer. At first, Phil was a little unsure about spending so much time around children who were critically ill. Would it be too difficult, he wondered, too heart breaking? But when he and (click for more)




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