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Magical Moment: Accessible to Everyone

August 29, 2014
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Give Kids The World ensures that every venue, activity and villa fully accommodates all of our precious guests. From The Park of Dreams pool to The Garden of Hope pathways, everything at our whimsical Village is wheelchair accessible. A former wish mom recalls her family’s wonderful experience here at the Village. “Our stay at GKTW was…
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A Gift from the Heart

August 25, 2014
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As volunteers, donors, wish families and even employees of GKTW can attest, the Village inspires people in a number of ways.  For one family, inspiration led them to move to Florida from Canada to be closer to GKTW. The story begins with wish child Noah and the Loewen family’s life-changing visit to GKTW in March…
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Twice the Angel

August 20, 2014
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  From acts of selflessness and generosity, to the compassion they show toward every guest, our volunteers offer much more than just their time.  They truly are the heartbeat of Give Kids The World, filling 1,400 volunteer shifts each week at the Village.  One volunteer is more than just a Village “Angel” – his given name is also…
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A Party filled with Candy and Joy

August 19, 2014
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Every night of the week at the Village, there is a different themed activity for our wish families. Our Entertainment department does an amazing job making sure everyone is involved and having a great time. Shelly, an Entertainment Coordinator, shares her rewarding experience hosting Mayor Clayton’s Hare-Raising Halloween Extravaganza every Monday night at the Village.…
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Magical Moment: Thanking Those Who Protect and Serve

August 15, 2014
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The National Police Relief Association “protects those who protect us,” as they provide support for the law enforcement community. Frank John, the national vice president of the association, and his wife Antoinette, recently visited the Village to deliver another generous donation. We thank the National Police Relief Association for their tireless commitment to making life…
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