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About Give Kids The World Village
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.
The goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 167,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
Since 2012, the Workers’ Compensation Institute has supported Give Kids The World by bringing hundreds of volunteers to work in Village venues and assist with Village service projects. WCI also hosts an annual Give Kids The World Gala which includes a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and entertainment.
WCI has raised almost $300,000 for GKTW over the past 5 years!
WCI’s Give Kids The World Service Day
2020 Registration – Coming June 1st
Registration for the WCI 2020 Give Kids The World Service Day will be live June 1st ! Please read this ENTIRE section before registering.
Please utilize our online registration for our service day. This process will allow you the option to view details about each service project and pick the one in which you would like to participate. It will also allow companies, friends, and families to participate in the same service projects with each other. Teams and groups will need to review the list of service projects and agree, ahead of time, which one they want to work on together and then sign up accordingly.
All volunteer positions are on a first come, first served basis. The website will update regularly to reflect the most accurate number of open volunteer positions. If your desired service project is already full when you register, please choose another equally fulfilling service project from our list.
WCI or GKTW do not provide T-Shirts for the service day. Certain companies have internally decided to provide their employees with specific shirts for the day of the event. We included a question regarding shirt size on the registration form so that we can provide these companies with this information should they want it.
If you register multiple times for friends or family members, please put the names of the actual registrants (not duplicates of your name) so we can get an accurate count of the volunteers.
Thank you for joining us as part of this amazing day!
Give Kids The World Gala
$75.00 – $675.00
The Gala will be from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Orlando World Center Marriott and includes a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. 2020 will be extra special because the gala will have a country and western theme. So dust off those cowboy boots and grab your favorite western-wear for an extra fun evening! We will have great food, entertainment and music at the gala, plus loads of awesome items in our treasure chest and silent auction. The silent auction will have vacations, sports memorabilia, jewelry, purses and many other exciting items for you to bid on.
Individual tickets are $75 each and a table of 10 is $675.
Special hotel rates of $99 for Friday and Saturday nights will be given to those who register and participate in this event. For hotel reservations, click here.
For Gala questions please contact Diana McCluskey at (813) 505-9638.
Silent Auction Donations
2020 Silent Auction Info
Support WCI’s efforts to raise funds for Give Kids the World by donating a Silent Auction item! Your donated item(s) will be showcased along with your name/company and auctioned at the Gala on August 15, 2020. Your donated name will also appear on Silent Auction signage.
Your generosity for this great cause will not go unnoticed by GKTW, along with the Gala attendees. Remember your donations are tax-deductible!
Ship Your Donations To:
7701 Southland Blvd. Suite 303
Orlando, FL 32809
Silent Auction Items MUST be received by July 30th, 2020.
For questions, contact Robin Fielding, (954) 261-9535.
NEW! Online Donations 2020
In order to improve our fundraising efforts this year, we are launching an online fundraising component. We hope to tap into the power of social media and the desire for folks to give back to those in need. This will allow many individuals who aren’t able to attend the service day with an opportunity to get involved and support GKTW through an online donation. Every little bit helps and will go a long way to putting a big smile on a child/family member’s face who is dealing with a critical illness.
The top three fundraisers will be invited to a private reception at GKTW Village on Friday, August 14. (In regards to the GKTW private reception, fundraising teams will be limited to three (3) individuals per team for participation at the reception.)
Interested in joining our online fundraising effort? Donate to an existing team or start your own team here:
Thank you for helping us spread the magic of GKTW Village to children and families in need.