This Saturday, we had the pleasure of welcoming back alumni family, The Starks. Ethan Stark originally visited Give Kids The World five years ago, but on this trip, Ethan brought a lot more luggage! Over the past year, Ethan and his parents have collected $3,000 worth of toys, including Ethan’s own Christmas and Birthday gifts.
The drive from Pennsylvania to Give Kids The World was a crowded one, surrounded by toys, puzzles, candy and over three hundred wish pillow cases. In fact, Ethan informed us that he almost strapped Dad to the roof just to make the trip. But the trip was worth it to Ethan, who hopes that his gifts will bring “a lot of smiles to a lot of faces.” Each of Ethan’s gifts will be distributed to GKTW children during daily gift giving and weekly Christmas and Halloween celebrations.
Ethan plans on spending the remainder of his time at Give Kids The World participating in all of our night time events, visiting his star in The Castle of Miracles and visiting his favorite spot, The Ice Cream Palace.
Although The Stark family will soon return to Pennsylvania, their generosity will live on in the smile of every child who receives one of Ethan’s gifts.