Tag: alternative break

Give Kids The World Celebrates Milestone in Volunteering

Give Kids The World Celebrates Milestone in Volunteering

| April 17, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, April 18, Give Kids The World (GKTW), a Central Florida nonprofit “storybook” resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, reaches a milestone achievement.  They will celebrate reaching 2 million volunteer hours.  That’s over 50,000 volunteers – “Angels” in GKTW speak – working 1,400 shifts in the Village each week.  I’m proud [...]

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Week of Fireworks for Alternative Break at Give Kids The World

Week of Fireworks for Alternative Break at Give Kids The World

| April 5, 2011 | Reply

Earlier this year I led a group of twelve college students (plus Todd Carrier as chaperone) on an alternative break service trip to Give Kids The World (GKTW).  As we drove back and forth from our rental villas in Kissimmee to GKTW Village, one song played repeatedly on the pop radio station we listened to in the van - [...]

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A Walt Disney World Trip Alternative

A Walt Disney World Trip Alternative

| February 2, 2010 | 13 Replies

Take twelve college students, Tiara Todd as chaperone, two off-site rental condos, a minivan, and a “hamster-mobile”, mix them all together for one alternative experience to Central Florida.  Let me back up a second – this was no normal vacation trip.  This time, I was leading a group of college students on a week-long “alternative [...]

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