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Volunteer Spotlight: Richard Streby Keeps the Village Chugging Along

If you’ve ever hopped on board Brayden’s Express at Give Kids The World Village, chances are you’ve met volunteer Richard Streby. He could often be found driving the little orange train, taking wish families all over the Village. He’s been a volunteer for over seven years, filling a number of different shifts but spending most (click for more)



Volunteer Conquers Her Fears to Help Wish Families

Editor’s note: Today’s guest blog is written by Village volunteer Wendy Clarke. She describes the impact volunteering has had on her life and shares other ways she gets involved. A simple Google search brought me to Give Kids The World Village. Little did I know that typing “volunteering with children” would bring me to a (click for more)



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)



Letter from Santa

Dear Friends, It’s our busiest time of year at the North Pole. We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, so my elves and I are working extra hours to double-check the list, make sure every bow is tied, and every gift is accounted for. But no matter how busy our workshop gets, Mrs. Claus (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)




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