Give Kids The World

Rating: 4.99 stars   210 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Health

Address:

210 S Bass Rd Kissimmee FL 34746 USA

Mission:

Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. Please see our consolidated group return under EIN#: 91-2145286

Results:

Since 1986, Give Kids The World has provided the happiness that inspires hope for more than 134,000 children from all 50 states and more than 70 countries around the world.

Target demographics:

children with life-threatening illnesses and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

7,474 families

Geographic areas served:

countries around the world

Programs:

dream vacations, allowing the children and their families to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.

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http://www.gktw.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best place on earth for sick children to have fun! We stayed here for our daughter's Make a Wish trip when she was 3-1/2 and undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. We were amazed by the amenities and the love shown to everyone there by the amazing volunteers. We will be returning as volunteers ourselves once our daughter is old enough to volunteer. We want to pay it forward and hope that we can make someone else's stay there as magical and memorable as our visit. They really do give kids the world while they are there and all for nothing except a smile and maybe a hug in return. Truly magical!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family stayed at GKTW back in May and I cannot say enough good things about how truly magical our stay was. My daughter had such an amazing time. She still talks about going back to visit all the time. This charity is such a blessing.

 
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My family and I visited GKTWV December of 2014, for my daughters dream come true trip. GKTWV was so great to us, we loved everything about our stay. The staff made us feel so special we talk about how wonderful everything was quite frequently

 
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It's been 4 years since our visit and not a day goes by that I don't think about GKTW and the utter joy they brought to my daughters face. What an absolutely remarkable place this is! I get emotional every time I think of all the selfless volunteers and their mission to make this world a better place. I'm eternally grateful to GKTW, thank you for letting my family forget about cancer if only for a week it was the best! Emma is now 9 and we can't wait to come down and give back to GKTW!!!!

 
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We visited GKTW in July 2015 for my granddaughter, Emma's, Make a Wish trip to the Orlando area. For us this was a celebration trip to mark the end of her treatment for ALL. We already felt blessed because Emma has remained in remission throughout her two year battle with her leukemia. Our visit to GKTW made us feel so special & cared for & I'm ashamed to say that I had never heard of this amazing place before our trip. GKTW gave us lasting memories & a desire to give back to others. We look forward to returning to a place that now feels like home & helping others feel the same magic that we did. I love this place & all the people who make it available to families like ours. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.....

 
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My family was so blessed by the week we spent at Give Kids The World village. There are not enough words to thank the oodles of volunteers that assisted us with "everything" during our stay. And the love shared with new friends and families visiting at the same time is a lifelong gift. Thank you for all you do for families like ours. We never could have given our "wish" child and her brothers the gift you gave us. Blessings to all. And Thank You for your life and vision Henri Landwirth. You earned a special place in Heaven for sure.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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We love Give kids the World! We recently went in February. The staff is very friendly and always have a smile on their face. This place go above and beyond for ALL the kids there. From Mayor Claytons Birthday party, ice cream served all day long, a special star for each wish kid/special needs child, horse back riding for all kids, heated swimming pool that is handicap accessible, the arcade room, to trick or treating. They have special "fairies" that come clean and leave special gifts for the kids. They go out of there way to make every kid happy and forget about the crazy medical issues they have even if it's just for a little while. I'm so glad we got the opportunity to stay here. If I could I would move down there just so I could be a volunteer and see all the amazing kids that come in and to put smiles on kids faces. Give kids the world is a great place and think more people need to know about them!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter Meghan has spina bifida and other things that came along with it. She was granted a wish from make a wish Michigan. Our whole family was lucky enough tonto with her to Give Kids the World. It was absolutly amazing!!! The àngels ara truely àngels. The villas and other famílies are wonderful. Everything from the dino putt to the playgrpund ara handicap accessible. That means so much. To bé able to go and just enjoy fishing or the marry go round for número us times was unbelievalby great. All of the kids looked forward to going and they still talk about it being the best vacation years later. It amazes me when the kids ara talking about It and the little things that' thwy remember that are really big things to them.It was a great week of rest and rejuvination not only for Meghan but for the whole family to have a break from the everyday appointnents was so nice. I will bé forever greatfull for the generousety that mare It possible for us to go

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Give kids the world is a great place. There are no words to describe the welcoming feeling we felt there. Everyone always had a smile on their face and a helping hand in what eber it was we where doing. My kids loved the gift fairy. It made our trip great.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daughter has a rare genetic disorder and was granted a Disney wish through Make-A-Wish Foundation. While we were so excited for the entire family to have a Disney experience like no other, we were completely taken off guard with the magic of Give Kids The World. From the daily special events, ice cream for breakfast, daily gifts left on our kitchen table, AMAZING pool and spray pad... we ended up staying at the village for a full day instead of exploring one of the theme parks. Our family had the best vacation. When it was time to check out, we were all in tears. No one wanted to leave. To this day, the kids reminisce more on the time spent at the village than any of the theme parks we visited. They still remember Mayor Clayton and Miss Merry tucking them into bed at night. And we won't forget the time when a volunteer opened the carousel for out daughter to take a few last spins before we headed home. Do you know they have volunteers that use their own vacation time off of work to spend time at the village to work? Every morning we went to the ice cream palace and a volunteer would dish the most amazing ice cream concoctions for all the kids. Oh, and the horse volunteers who bring their horses every Wednesday for horseback riding. That was the first time our daughter was not afraid to get on a horse and the look on her face was priceless! Our family has been fortunate to benefit from several non-profits and Give Kids The World is on the top of our list. They are simply the best!

 
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