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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)



Letter from Santa

Dear Friends, It’s our busiest time of year at the North Pole. We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, so my elves and I are working extra hours to double-check the list, make sure every bow is tied, and every gift is accounted for. But no matter how busy our workshop gets, Mrs. Claus (click for more)



Halloween Party Brings Hare-Raising Fun for Wish Families

When children and families come to Give Kids The World Village on Monday nights, their eyes grow wide as they look around at the costumes, candy and decorations.  Our Hare-Raising Halloween Party gives kids and families the chance to celebrate this fun holiday no matter what time of year they visit. For many guests, Halloweens (click for more)



Thank You for 4 Million Hours!

At the core of our Village is a group of people who bring their hearts for service to the critically ill children and families we serve. Our incredible volunteers fill nearly 1,600 volunteer shifts a week and, just recently, they reached an unbelievable milestone: 4 million hours of service. (click for more)



Wish Family Joins Volunteers to Beautify the Village

Saturday mornings can be quiet at the Village, as wish families prepare for the day’s adventures and head off for the theme parks. But not last Saturday. On August 18, the Village was bustling with more than 1,100 volunteers from the Worker’s Compensation Institute (WCI), who arrived ready to beautify the Village. For one father-daughter (click for more)




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