Tag: The Power of 10: Give Kids the World $1 Million Dollar Challenge

Tips for Planning a GKTW Event Told through Song Lyrics

Tips for Planning a GKTW Event Told through Song Lyrics

| September 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Written by Tara Worthley DiBona Eight Tips for planning a DIS meet as told through Disney Lyrics: As I and the Divas began to plan our New England Event I had a lot of questions: who to call, what we needed and who could I ask for help. Did I need to call Give Kids [...]

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Green Flag to Checkered Flag – Give Kids the World Fun in Indianapolis

Green Flag to Checkered Flag – Give Kids the World Fun in Indianapolis

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Ladies and gentlemen…..Start your engines!  It all starts back in January when committee members turn the key to the ignition and it finishes over Labor Day weekend.  It’s the Indianapolis Disney Meet, a Give Kids the World fundraiser.  This year the meet was celebrating its 5th anniversary.  Continue through the page break to learn more [...]

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Fundraising for Give Kids the World

Fundraising for Give Kids the World

| September 11, 2012 | 2 Replies

In 2010, the DIS Unplugged Podcast put forth a challenge to its listeners and their communities. The premise was simple: help us raise a million dollars for Give Kids the World (GKTW). Wait a second…a MILLION dollars? That’s simple?! Yes, you heard it right! Pete Werner, host of the DIS Unplugged, proposed this scenario: find [...]

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Give Kids the World Village – An Overview

Give Kids the World Village – An Overview

| September 5, 2012 | Reply

Back in 2009, I was blessed with the opportunity to volunteer at a very special resort called Give Kids the World Village (GKTW). The Village could only be described as a place of wonder and whimsy, from its giant mushroom carousel to the cozy villas that many families call “home” for a week in paradise. [...]

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The Disney Store Continues to Make Wishes Come True

The Disney Store Continues to Make Wishes Come True

| May 1, 2012 | 1 Reply

On Sunday April 29th, the Disney Store celebrated the grand opening of its newly-redesigned store at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California, the location of the very first Disney Store in 1987.  The opening took place on World Wish Day, a celebration of the day that sparked the Make-A-Wish movement.  According to Jim Fielding, president [...]

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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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Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run Coming November 5, 2011

Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run Coming November 5, 2011

| September 13, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you’re in the Orlando area at the beginning of November, you have a rare chance to tour Give Kids The World Village without being a volunteer or guest.  On November 5, GKTW will stage their first 5K Gingerbread Run to raise money to provide children with life-threatening illnesses a weeklong, cost-free vacation to Central Florida.  [...]

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