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Joyous Memories Around The Table

Join Perkins in helping Give Kids The World spread happiness and hope to wish families.


Platefuls of Love

Since 1989, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has been privileged to support Give Kids The World Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost. With compassion, quality and authenticity as its cornerstones, the company has helped more than 177,000 wish families from around the world create joyful memories during delicious homestyle meals lovingly served by Perkins employees in the Gingerbread House – a one-of-a-kind storybook restaurant opened by the company at the Village in 1990.

Funding for the restaurant is made possible by the generosity of Perkins employees, franchisees, vendors and guests – and we need your help! Perkins' goal is to raise $100,000 in 2021. Please consider a donation in any amount to help Give Kids The World and Perkins create the happiness that inspires hope for these precious families.

Please consider a donation in any amount to help Give Kids The World and Perkins make a life-changing impact on these precious families.

Give Kids The World Village began in 1986 with a child's wish and a man's compassion.

Since then, the Village has blossomed into an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that serves as a home-away-from-home for the families of children faced with unimaginable challenges due to a critical illness.

Every child whose wish is fulfilled by Give Kids The World and their family receive an all-inclusive stay including transportation, accommodations, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, donated theme park tickets, daily gifts, and more. To date, the Village has welcomed more than 176,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries.

Please help us continue our 35-year legacy of creating the happiness that inspires hope for wish families.

Help Perkins Restaurant & Bakery make joyous memories.

Perkins knows that great meals help make a great vacation. Every day, Perkins helps to ensure that wish families served by Give Kids The World are happy and well-fed. Perkins operates Nancy's Kitchen in the Village's Café Clayton, serving delicious breakfasts and dinners. In 2019, Nancy's Kitchen served more than 41,000 meals to wish families. Perkins also supports the Village through employee-giving campaigns and fundraisers like Perkins Pancake Day – which encourages customers to make donations while offering them a free stack of pancakes.

The money you donate makes it possible for critically ill children and their families to laugh together, play together, and create priceless memories together away from hospital stays and medical treatments. It's an opportunity for wish kids to experience the joy of "just being a kid," and for families to share precious moments that may have been missed due to a child's illness. Plus, with 90 cents of every dollar going directly to services, you can rest assured that your donation will be well-spent.


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Give Kids The World

For additional materials, fundraising ideas or more information, please contact:

Adrianne Sietsma
GKTW Director of Advancement
407.396.1114 ext 4520