25 Years of Creating the Happiness That Inspires Hope.

On April 18, 2012, Give Kids The World will celebrate an incomparable milestone in community support—more than 2 million volunteer hours served in one location for a single organization.

That’s equivalent to 228 years, the terms of 57 US presidents or 16,000 four-year college degrees!

This monumental achievement, which will happen during National Volunteer Week, is a rarity among nonprofit organizations. GKTW may be one of only a handful of organizations to achieve this milestone in the United States, if not the world.


Click to view the 2 Million Volunteer Hours Infographic

Joseph “Joe” Koch began volunteering at Give Kids The World Village in 1990 and to date has completed more than 20,000 hours at the “storybook” resort.  #more

Chad Hostetler always believed in service to the community, but it wasn’t until he began volunteering at Give Kids The World Village, that his life took on a new meaning.  #more

Henri Landwirth established Give Kids The World (GKTW) in 1986 to bring happiness and hope into the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  #more