As we have shared on many occasions, our families are happy to call Central Florida home. We often learn together and share special memories by exploring the world famous parks and attractions found right here in the Orlando area. There is another amazing place in our area that you may not be as familiar with – it is called Give Kids the World Village.
Our families have supported and admired this special Village for several years and we would love nothing more than to share it with you and ask for your help in spreading the word about this unique resource.
Many children from across the United States, and around the world, dream of visiting the Central Florida attractions for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience. Give Kids the World Village actively seeks to make those vacation dreams come true for some very special children and their families – children with life-threatening illnesses.
When families visit the Village their stay is nothing short of magical. There are no reminders of doctors or hospital rooms, but rather private comfortable villas where the family can rest and relax together.
Everyone feels like they have been transported to the pages of a storybook as they find themselves surrounded by a life-sized playground based on the game CANDY LAND, a beautiful carousel, a snoring tree, Gingerbread House, an interactive train station, a wheelchair accessible pool, holiday celebrations, visits from favorite characters, and best of all…ice cream for breakfast!
For more than 24 years Give Kids the World has been partnering with wish-granting organizations to welcome more than 120,000 families to Central Florida. In 2012 more than 7,000 families spent a week focusing on fun and smiles rather than medical appointments and stress. Although the number of families visiting the Village grows every year, the staff at Give Kids the World is not convinced they are reaching every family they could possibly help.
On a recent visit to the Village we had an opportunity to meet with the gracious staff and we asked how we could be help to share their message. They simply said:
“Let families know the Village exists!”
And that is where we need your help:
Please take a moment to learn more about Give Kids the World by watching this short video
And by visiting the Give Kids the World website.
Next, please SHARE this information!
Help us reach the families of children with life-threatening illness so Give Kids the World Village can fulfill even more wishes.
In the coming weeks we look forward to sharing more stories about Give Kids the World Village, so stay tuned.
Our families thank you!
Susan & Megan