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For additional information on Village news please contact Jessica Mueller at publicr@gktw.org.

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE TO HOST NIGHT OF A MILLION LIGHTS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Sep 8th, 2020

For 53 nights from Friday, November 13, through Sunday, January 3, 2021, the Village will come alive with Night of a Million Lights, a walk-through holiday light spectacular that is sure to warm the hearts of Central Florida residents. More than one million lights will adorn the 84-acre whimsical Village, including a 150-foot lighted tunnel leading to 33 decorated villas; more than 50 larger-than-life holiday-themed wireframes, some spanning more than 40 feet; an enormous incandescent gingerbread arch; and out-of-this-world space-themed decorations showcasing the Village’s newest centerpiece, Henri’s Starlite Scoops.  [more]

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL FUN RUN

Jul 8th, 2020

Registrations are now open for Give Kids The World Village’s fourth annual Challenge for Hope fun run. This year’s event will be entirely virtual. For the past three years the Central Florida-based nonprofit, whose missions is to fulfill wishes of critically ill children and their families, had hosted more than 1,000 participants at their 84-acre resort for the event resulting in nearly $400,000 raised. [more]

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD ANNOUNCES EXTENDED CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

Jun 9th, 2020

Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida-based nonprofit that fulfills wishes for critically ill children and their families, will be closed for an undetermined period of time due to unforeseen circumstances directly related to COVID-19.  [more]

DISNEY PRINCESS VOICE ACTRESSES HOSTING ZOOM CALL TO BENEFIT GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE

May 6th, 2020

Join Disney Royalty to celebrate friendship and positivity while we are all staying safe at home. The actresses are hosting a virtual Q&A via Zoom. For a $20 donation to Give Kids The World, you can join the magic from the comfort of your castle. [more]

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD BRINGS VILLAGE EXPERIENCE TO CHILDREN WAITING FOR WISHES

May 1st, 2020

For every month the Village is closed due to COVID-19, more than 700 critically ill children wait for their wishes to be fulfilled. This livestream event will bring the magic of the Village to children waiting for their wishes, and help keep hope alive.  [more]

A CHANCE TO WIN A SPACE 220 EXPERIENCE AT EPCOT®

Dec 19th, 2019

The package for two includes roundtrip airfare to Orlando, lodging for two nights at a Walt Disney World® Resort, 2-day Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper® option and dinner for two at Space 220 at Epcot®. Chances to win start at as little as $10.  [more]

AMUSEMENT PARKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY RAISE OVER $130,000 FOR WISH KIDS

Sep 11th, 2019

Give Kids The World Village, the Kissimmee-based nonprofit resort that fulfills wish vacations for critically ill children and their families, is receiving over $130,000 from amusement parks across the country thanks to a season-long Coasting for Kids fundraising program.  [more]

NEW ICE CREAM PARLOR COMING TO GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE

Aug 8th, 2019

Give Kids The World Village, the Kissimmee-based nonprofit that fulfills wish vacations for critically ill children and their families, is building a $2 million ice cream parlor slated to open in late 2019, called Henri’s Starlite Scoops. [more]

Give Kids The World Serves Over 5 Million Scoops and Smiles to Visiting Wish Families

Mar 31st, 2019

Today, wish families, volunteers, and staff said farewell to the Ice Cream Palace and celebrated the coming of a new ice cream parlor: Henri's Starlite Scoops.  [more]

25 Volunteers Receive Presidential Award for Service to Give Kids The World

Feb 28th, 2019

Give Kids The World Village announced this week that 25 of its volunteers will receive the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award for their work supporting the Village and the children it serves. [more]

Give Kids The World Village Unveils New Swing Attraction

Feb 14th, 2019

Give Kids The World Village, the Kissimmee-based, nonprofit resort for critically ill children and their families, unveiled its newest attraction Thursday: a wheelchair-accessible swing ride that seats nine. [more]

Andy Grammer Brings Joy to Kids at Give Kids The World Village

Dec 17th, 2018

International superstar Andy Grammer spends a morning bringing smiles to critically ill children at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) in Kissimmee, Fla. [more]

ALEX AND ANI Releases New Holiday Bracelet Benefiting Give Kids The World Village

Oct 22nd, 2018

Global jewelry brand ALEX AND ANI is releasing a new Christmas-themed bangle to benefit Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida nonprofit that provides free dream vacations to critically ill children and their families. [more]

Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village