Dear Village Family,
As you may know, last week we made the heart-wrenching decision to extend our closure period as a direct result of COVID-19. While this was not an easy decision, thanks to the vision and foresight of our Board of Directors, and the careful planning of resources over many years, we are prepared to manage through this temporary closure.
Our team may be smaller and our gates may be closed for now, but we remain unwavering in our commitment to you, our family. We promise to continue to connect our communities across the world virtually and tell the many inspiring stories that we know help #GiveHopeToWishes.
As we prepare to welcome our special guests back, a small team is actively working on plans to re-open the Village. In addition, we are taking time to work on projects that will support the care and attention to detail our Village family have come to know and expect.
We know that with this news comes many questions, and hope the FAQ below will address them.
While our resort is temporarily closed, more than 700 critically ill children each month wait for their life-changing wishes. For this reason, Give Kids The World needs the help of generous donors and community partners now more than ever before. Your generosity will enable us to emerge from these challenging times and resume fulfilling wishes as soon as possible.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing love and support.
Give Kids The World Village CEO & President
Why is Give Kids The World Village closed?
The health and well-being of our precious wish children is our number one priority, as well as the priority of our theme park and wish granting partners. Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to close until we are absolutely sure the time is right to re-open.
How long will the Village be closed?
The Village will remain closed until we feel confident that the theme parks, our wish granting partners, and Give Kids The World can all provide the level of service our precious wish families deserve.
Will the Village ever reopen?
Thanks to the vision and foresight of our Board of Directors, and as a result of careful planning of resources for many years, Give Kids The World is prepared to manage through our temporary closure, and we will re-open when the time is right.
Is anything happening at the Village while it is closed?
During this closure period, a small team is actively working on plans to re-open the Village. In addition, we are taking time to work on projects that will enable us to maintain the level of care and attention to detail our guests have come to know and expect.
If the Village is closed, how will funds raised on your behalf be used?
While the grounds of the Village are temporarily closed, each month more than 700 children with critical illnesses have their life-changing wishes postponed. We still need the help of our generous donors and partners to continue our mission and prepare for our eventual re-opening. Your generosity will enable us to emerge from these challenging times and resume fulfilling wishes as soon as possible.
Are there any volunteer opportunities while the Village is closed?
Thank you for your generosity in wanting to support Give Kids The World through volunteering. At this time, we are pausing all volunteer experiences until further notice.
How can I help?
The Village needs the help of generous donors and community partners now more than ever. If you would like to help during this unprecedented time of need, you can start a fundraiser or donate now. If you have further questions about how to financially support the Village, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.