Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida, where children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to week-long, cost-free vacations.
Give kids the world village is a magical land where where happiness inspired hope
Give Kids The World Village is 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. A stay at the Village is much more than a vacation; it’s an opportunity for these families to laugh together, play together, and create priceless memories away from hospital stays and medical treatments.
A stay at the Village is much more than a vacation
The story of Give Kids The World began with a little girl named Amy, a wish, and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.
Amy had leukemia and a wish to visit Orlando’s theme parks. To facilitate this wish, a respected hotelier was asked to provide a complimentary stay for Amy and her family. Although the hotelier gladly obliged, the remainder of Amy’s travel plans took too long to arrange, and her wish was never granted. Time simply ran out, and Amy had passed away.
This unfulfilled wish inspired the hotelier to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth, and his desire to ensure that Amy’s story would never repeat itself is a mission Give Kids The World has fulfilled since 1986.
Rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator, Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world who want to visit Central Florida.
A stay at the Village is much more than a vacation. During one transformative week, wish families laugh, play, and create priceless memories together away from hospital visits and medical procedures. It’s a magical week of "YES" where wish kids can experience the simple joys of childhood, and where families can recapture some of the precious moments that may have been missed due to illness.
Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 177,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. The Village is made possible by the support of generous donors and community partners, as well as thousands of passionate volunteers – who donate their time and talent making wishes come true. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
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DONATE TO GIVE KIDS THE WORKD VILLAGE AND HELP FAMILIES MAKE MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME
When a child visits Give Kids The World Village, memories of needles, hospitals, and pain are replaced with laughter, joy, and ice cream. Make a tax-deductible donation today to create joyful moments for critically ill children and their families. Click for details.