The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) has announced its annual service day and fundraising initiative to support Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost.

2023 Give Kids The World Initiatives

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About Give Kids The World Village

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About Give Kids The World Village


Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost. Every child and his/her family is treated to accommodations, transportation, donated theme park tickets, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, daily gifts and more. Since 1986, GKTW has welcomed more than 177,000 wish families from all 50 states and 76 countries to laugh together, play together, and create priceless memories away from hospital stays and medical treatments. GKTW relies on the generosity of caring individuals and corporate partners to make these life-changing experiences possible. For more information, visit

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 $783,829 for GKTW over the past 7 years! The 2022 GKTW Service Day, Gala, and Silent Auction raised $150,000 to support Give Kids The World Village!

Service Day and Volunteer Registration

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Service Day and Volunteer Registration

We invite you to participate in the WCI 2023 GKTW Service Day on Saturday morning before the WCI 2023 Conference begins – Saturday, August 19, 2023. Indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities are available. Whether you prefer to volunteer at the Marriott or travel out to the village, we are extremely excited to bring this opportunity back to the WCI community. The service day is a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow workers’ compensation and insurance professionals. Thank you on behalf of the entire WCI Spirit to Serve Committee for planning to take time out of your Saturday to join hundreds of your industry peers for such a worthy cause. We trust you will find it to be a most rewarding experience. More details are coming soon!

2023 Registration

Registration for the 2023 GKTW Service Day will officially open on Tuesday, June 27! The registration process includes selecting which project you would like to participate in at the Village and it is first come first serve. Be sure to mark your calendar!

If you would like for us to send you an email reminder when registration officially opens, please fill out the below form.


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.



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2023 Give Kids the World Candy Kingdom Gala

2023 Gala Registration

The 2023 GKTW Gala will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at the Orlando World Center Marriott and includes dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. The 2023 gala theme will be Candy Kingdom! We will have great food, live entertainment, plus loads of awesome items at our 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 $100 each. Click here to purchase tickets.

Get ready for unforgettable night of sing-alongs and non-stop fun with Dueling Pianos! Our talented pianists engage in an exhilarating battle of melodies, taking song requests from the audience to raise money for the Village. Grab your friends and witness the thrilling showdown of these extraordinary musicians, guaranteed to leave you dancing, laughing, and singing along all night long!


  • We’re celebrating the return of the Princess dress auction!
  • Ascend to Candy Kingdom royalty by buying our 2023 “Candy for a Cause” beads
  • Plenty of insta-worthy photo spots to share with your network and capture memories
  • Check here for updates as more events are confirmed

The good people of Candy Kingdom dress in tasty pastel or bright cocktail attire!

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.

Gala Sponsorships

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Gala Sponsorships

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Join us as we put a Candy Kingdom spin on our GTKW Gala fundraiser event. We are calling on industry sponsors to help sponsor the Gala, supporting Give Kids The World Village.


Silent Auction

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Live/Virtual Silent Auction

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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 throughout the WCI conference. Your donated name will also appear on the Silent Auction Bidding App.

Your generosity for this great cause will not go unnoticed by GKTW, along with the conference attendees. Remember your donations are tax-deductible!

Auction item ideas
Here is a list of potential donation items however do not feel limited to them:

      • Art
      • Beach/pool items
      • Blue tooth headphone
      • Blue tooth speakers
      • Booze
      • Cigars
      • Fishing items
      • Go pro
      • Handbags
      • Home appliances/gadgets
      • Home items
      • Ipad
      • Jewelry
      • Laptop
      • Memorabilia
      • Paddleboard
      • Reading tablet
      • Soundbar
      • TV
      • Webcam
      • Wine
      • Yeti/cooler

How to Donate
Please fill out the Silent Auction Donation Form below and email your form along with a picture of the item to Robin Fielding at If you have any questions regarding your donation, please feel free to contact Robin at the above email or call/text at (954) 261-9535. If your donation is a duplicate, Robin will contact you and discuss suggestions of an alternative item.

Silent Auction Donation Form

Please ship your donation to:

Terry Melton​​​​ | Paralegal
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, FL, 32801

The deadline to donate items is August 10, 2023. As donations are received, they will be highlighted and shared with registered attendees, so the sooner your item is information is received, the sooner you and/or your company will be recognized for your generosity.

Friends & Family

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Brand New Friends & Family Program

2023 Friends & Family Donations

Through the WCI F&F Program, individuals and companies are encouraged to create a team page to help our fundraising efforts for Give Kids The World. While the success of our event relies primarily on the generous company sponsorships received throughout the WCI industry, the F&F Program was created for the individuals and friends within each company who also wish to donate to our overall cause… $5, $10, $25, etc. Every donation counts and helps us reach our goal. Once a team page is created, a link to your team page can be shared with your “Friends & Family” to help raise money for the kids and families of the Village and WCI’s overall goal for 2023.

Give Kids The World relies on the generosity and compassion of partners like WCI and caring individuals like you, and contributions in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Those who make a contribution will receive a special thank you letter from the Village. On behalf of WCI, the Spirit to Serve Committee, Give Kids The World Village, and the countless families around the world served by this remarkable nonprofit, thank you for your consideration.

Donating – If someone does not want to join as an individual or a team, and they just want to make a normal donation

  1. On the main page, click the white box that says “Donate Now”
  2. In the new website, select how much they would like to donate and either as a one time gift, or monthly
  3. Fill in all personal information and their card number
  4. Submit!

To join as an individual – If someone wants to join the page as an individual

  1. On the main page, click the green box that says “Become a Fundraiser”
  2. Select “As an individual”
  3. Create an account, and then you are all set!

To create a team – If someone wants to start their team company page

  1. On the main page, click the green box that says “Become a Fundraiser”
  2. Select “Create a team”
  3. Create an account
  4. Make your team name, enter your fundraising goal, and add the team title line
  5. You are given the option to make a short URL for the page. Example would be:

Once it is set up, you will join as an individual and share the page!

If a team page is already made, and I want to join the team – there are two ways for this. The first is to click on the team or go to the page that was made, and join the team as an individual. The second way is selecting the green “Become a fundraiser” box, and selecting “Join a team”. Here they can either search the team name, or by the captain (who made the page).

GKTW Stories

Last Year’s Efforts

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Last Year’s Efforts

The WCI 2022 Give Kids The World Service Day, Silent Auction, and Gala were a huge success! 529 volunteers (representing 95 companies) completed 1 month of outdoor projects in 3.5 hours and created 2,500 ornaments/crowns/tiaras. In total, $150,000 was raised in 2022 for GKTW!