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!
2019 Gala Info
The Gala will be from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Orlando World Center Marriott and includes a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. Different from previous years, 2019 will be extra special because the gala will be a Hawaiian Luau. So guys, ditch the ties and don your Hawaiian Shirts and Khaki’s. Ladies, find your favorite sundress or floral print outfit, and throw a hibiscus flower in your hair. 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.
While online registration is over, you may register on-site!
Silent Auction Donations
2019 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 10th, 2019. 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, 2019.
For questions, contact Robin Fielding, (954) 261-9535.
Sponsor Team Leaders
Our Sponsor Team Leaders are WCI-GKTW sponsors who have volunteered extra time and effort, becoming more involved by developing teams of sponsors. Every sponsor is welcome to join a sponsor team and reach out to additional sponsors as well. For any additional information or assistance, please contact Diana McCluskey at (813) 505-9638.
View 2018 Sponsor Team Leaders