WCI Gives Back
2020 WCIvirtual: Raised $93,391.10
Give Kids The World 2021 Service Day, Gala, and Silent Auction
Last Year’s Efforts:
Last year, even though the midst’s of a Pandemic, the WCI community continued our ongoing support of the village, virtually. With virtual at home volunteer projects, over 350 individuals and families put together and completed over 5,500 masks and autograph books for the kids and families. In addition, we appreciate everyone who generously supported Give Kids The World during the WCI virtual silent auction. The total amount raised from the silent auction, separate contributions, and sponsorships amounted to over $93,000!
Volunteering in 2021:
This year we are thrilled to inform you that the village has reopened! Although not at 100%, kids and families have started to return to the village which is at about 20 percent capacity. Large volunteer groups are still not allowed on sight, so the planning surrounding our volunteer day is still somewhat fluid. This allows the village to keep a high level of safety for their guests, workers and volunteers but also allows for their Night of a Million Lights event!
Night of a Million Lights:
What is Night of a Million Lights? Give Kids The World Village closed to wish families in mid-March of 2020 due to the global pandemic, delaying more than 6,000 wishes. Night of a Million Lights was designed to raise funds to ensure that the wishes of critically ill children could return bigger and better than ever before once the time was right to reopen. It was such a huge success that the Village has decided to do it again in 2021 and WCI will be playing a big part in it.
WCI has been offered a unique experience to combine our conference in with GKTW’s Night of a Million Lights event this year. Volunteer opportunities along with our annual Gala and silent auction will be held, wait for it… at the Village this year!
When: Saturday, December 11th 2021
Where: Give Kids The World Village
WCI will be holding a private event to tour the Night of a Million Lights event together beginning at 5:00pm. Following the Night of a Million Lights event, we will meet in GKTW’s very own Hoppening Place to commence WCI’s annual Gala and silent auction event!
- Kids & Families are welcome.
- Rides and several activities will be available for the whole family.
- No busses this year.
- Parking will be available at the village to all WCI attendee’s personal vehicles.
- Sponsorship opportunities available.
This is the perfect event to have fun and network while serving the important purpose of raising funds for Give Kids the World. Dinner, silent auction, and entertainment will be provided along with admission to GKTW’s Night of a Million Lights. The Silent Auction will include vacations, sports memorabilia, jewelry, purses, and many other exciting items.
Special hotel rates:
Special Hotel rates of $99 at the Marriott World Center for Friday and Saturday nights will be given to those who register for the conference and participate in the Give Kids the World event. Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by clicking here.