Saturday, January 11, 2014

Give Kids the World is getting a new look! How can you help?

Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Kissimmee. Here, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals and more. Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 122,000 families from all 50 states and 74 counties. In January 2014, the Village is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with an exciting new initiative, the Extreme Village Makeover! Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) is spearheading the two-week effort to completely renovate 88 vacation villas at Give Kids The World Village with an estimated cost of $50,000 per villa.

January 6 – January 10 Villas cleared

January 11 Ice Cream Social Kick-O­ff
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Park of Dreams at Give Kids The World
Invited Guests: Contractors/subcontractors, GKTW Board, GKTW Staff­, City of Kissimmee Representatives, Wyndham Vacation Ownership Representatives, EVM Steering Committee,
Buena Vista Construction Company

January 12-23 Construction work on villas

January 24 “Reveal” of Memory Makers’ Building
6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Grassy area in front of the Building
Invited Guests: Alumni wish families, Volunteers (limited number), GKTW Board, GKTW Staff­, City of Kissimmee VIPs, Wyndham Vacation Ownership VIPs, EVM Steering Committee, Walt Disney World VIPs, Buena Vista Construction Company

January 24 – January 25 Punch list items (by WVO, GKTW management, staff­)
MasterCorp

January 26 Volunteer Celebration
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Park of Dreams at Give Kids The World
Invited Guests: Volunteers, GKTW Board, GKTW Sta­ff, Contractors/Subcontractors and their families, City of Kissimmee, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, EVM Steering Committee, Buena Vista Construction Company

Check out some of the fun things Give Kids the World offers here.

If you would like to volunteer you can sign up here, you can start at the age of 12 with a adult and 16 without. If you would like to make a donation to a great cause please do so here.