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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)



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)



3 Reasons to Volunteer on your Central Florida Summer Vacation

As school comes to a close for students around the country, excitement builds as families plan their summer vacations. Central Florida – the theme-park capital of the world – sees lots of summer tourists. In fact, Visit Orlando recently announced that Orlando was America’s most visited destination in 2017, welcoming a record-breaking 72 million visitors! (click for more)



A Guest Blog: How Mickey Maniacs Make an Impact

Every day at Give Kids The World Village I get to meet so many dedicated volunteer groups – from college students and religious organizations, to corporations from all over the country. On May 18, we welcomed a wonderful group back to the Village: the Mickey Maniacs! (click for more)




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