Extreme Village Makeover

by gktwadmin on May 20, 2013

in The Village Experience


Give Kids The World has teamed up with Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies to launch an “Extreme Village Makeover.” GKTW President, Pamela Landwirth, and Gary Rall, vice president of resort renovation and design, WVO, kicked off the project at the 2013 Commercial Construction & Renovation Summit, led by David Corson, publisher and editor of Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine.


The Extreme Village Makeover, scheduled to take place January 12-25, 2014, will makeover 100 of the 140 villas at Give Kids The World Village, updating the whimsical accommodations for families to upgraded hospitality standards. With crews on-site 24 hours a day, construction is expected to last two weeks. The scope of work will include cosmetic and structural upgrades including: wood replacement, stucco and drywall repair, tile work, installation of new counter tops, fixtures and crown molding, exterior and interior painting and electrical updates, just to name a few.

“Give Kids The World is an amazing organization and we’re very excited to be a part of this monumental project,” said Rall. “We need a lot of people to make this vision a reality. At this point, we’re calling all members of the construction and design industry to come forward and join us in making a difference by donating or deeply discounting their products, expertise or time. This will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, helping families of children with life-threatening illnesses for decades to come.”

“We couldn’t be more excited about the Extreme Village Makeover, especially since it will be completed right before the 25th anniversary of the Village,” said Landwirth. “With more than 185 resorts across the country, Wyndham is truly an expert at large-scale renovation and design projects. We are extremely grateful to have their team spearhead this monumental initiative, which will provide an updated ‘home away from home’ for thousands of families every year. Their dedication is greatly appreciated.”

For more information on Extreme Village Makeover, and to learn how you can help, visit www.givekidstheworld.org/makeover.

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