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Thank You, Mears Transportation

August 27, 2014
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“The only word to describe Mears is perfect!” – former wish child, Jayden’s family.  What started out as a simple handshake between Paul Mears, Jr., president of Mears Transportation, and Henri Landwirth, founder of Give Kids The World, has blossomed into an incredible relationship. As a founding partner, Mears Transportation has consistently demonstrated excellent customer…
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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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Celebrating a Classic

July 9, 2014
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In honor of Ford Mustang’s 50th Anniversary, the town of Smithfield, Virginia recently hosted their annual Mustang Round-Up to benefit Give Kids The World.  From the early classic models to modern speed racers, over 200 Mustangs were present with their engines on full display. As one of the biggest Ford Car Shows in the mid-Atlantic…
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Magical Moment: Stars, Stripes and Smiles

July 4, 2014
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As you wave the red, white and blue we wish a wonderful Independence Day to all of you. We hope you soak up the sun and have some patriotic fun. Sharing memories and friends and more while watching the fireworks soar. Lift your spirits high and have a Happy Fourth of July!
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